Timberwolves Pick Up Options On Edwards, McDaniels

The Timberwolves have picked up their third-year options on Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Both options are for the 2022/23 season.

The moves were a mere formality as Minnesota guaranteed the contracts of two of the team’s key players from last year’s draft.

Edwards, the No. 1 overall pick, averaged 19.3 PPG, 4.7 RPG and 2.9 APG in his stellar rookie season. He pumped in 23.8 PPG after the All-Star break.

McDaniels, the No. 28 pick, averaged 6.8 PPG and 3.7 RPG. He also ramped up his production after the All-Star break and is expected to start at power forward this season.

Edwards’ salary for 2022/23 will be $10.73MM, while McDaniels will get $2.16MM.

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