NBA Legend Dirk Nowitzki Heaps Praise On Anthony Edwards: “He’s The Complete Package”


In the aftermath of a thrilling Game 1 that saw the Minnesota Timberwolves take a lead in their playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki had high praise for Anthony Edwards’ exceptional performance.

The Timberwolves’ victory was spearheaded by Edwards, who notched an impressive 43 points, demonstrating his prowess on the court with a combination of athleticism and skill that left fans and critics alike in awe. Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks icon, was no exception. Speaking on NBA on TNT, Nowitzki expressed his admiration for Edwards’ relentless approach to the game.


“He’s an unbelievable athlete, with the mindset, he’s got the skillset with it. He’s the complete package. He doesn’t get discouraged; he just attacks all night long. He might miss a couple, but he keeps coming,” Nowitzki remarked.


Edwards’ performance was not just about scoring; he also contributed seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks, showcasing his all-around game. 

Nowitzki, known for his own legendary playoff performances, recognized the young Timberwolf’s ability to maintain a good rhythm throughout the game.


“Honestly, he just kept on doing what he was doing early on. Attacking and also he had a good rhythm all night long. Doing it all,” Nowitzki said.



The Timberwolves’ perfect start to the postseason, with a 5-0 record, has been largely attributed to Edwards’ contributions. Averaging 33.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game, Edwards has been a force to reckon with.

As the series progresses, all eyes will be on Edwards to see if he can maintain this high level of play and lead his team deeper into the playoffs. With Nowitzki’s endorsement, Edwards’ confidence will surely be bolstered as he looks to continue his dominant run.

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