Anthony Edwards is one of the most physically gifted players in the NBA, and one of the most prolific posterizers in the Association. Now that he is teammates with Rudy Gobert, the opportunity to put him on a poster is gone.
Some fans might remember when Edwards did not hold back last season when asked about the three-time Defensive Player of the Year's rim protection.
"For me, the best rim protector in the league is [Kristaps] Porzingis," Edwards said. "Anytime I go against Porzingis, I don't get no layups. I don't get why we couldn't finish on Rudy Gobert. He don't put no fear in my heart. I don't know why."
Following Edwards' press conference, Gobert had a big game and was asked after the match about the comments. He took the high road and preferred not to take shots at Edwards.
"I'm motivated every night," the former Utah Jazz center said. "People love to take shots at me for no reason. It's funny because I never take shots at anyone. But I just do my job, come in every night. And I think when you're the best in the world at something, people become insecure. I just keep going and keep playing for my team and keep getting wins."
Letting bygones be bygones
When the Timberwolves acquired Gobert this offseason, Edwards' quote was brought up and made rounds on the internet.
In an interview with Complex, the University of Georgia product was asked about his thoughts on the French big man and backtracked on his past comments.
"Haha, nah he's dope," said Edwards. "He's going to make it hard for everybody at the rim and that's what we needed so I think it's a great move."
Wolves fans are hoping that the two players can build chemistry together and help the organization become perennial playoff contenders.