Each member of the SLAM Fam was assigned a team to pick for. Below are the results + explanations.
- GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Anthony Edwards (6-5 Guard, Georgia)
CLASS: Freshman (18 years old)
2019-20 STATS: 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 40% shooting from the field
First things first: The Golden State Warriors are not about to draft a third Splash Brother. Anthony Edwards may not be a great three-point shooter, but that’s arguably the only thing he doesn’t already do at an elite level. As he showed pretty much every night during an SEC Freshman of the Year campaign at Georgia—and as comparisons to Donovan Mitchell, Victor Oladipo, and even Dwyane Wade make clear—the 6-5, 225-pound combo guard has all the tools necessary to be a difference maker in the NBA. With Steph and Klay both in their 30s and coming off major injuries, the Dubs need to be thinking about the backcourt of the future. Edwards could be their next All-Star SG. — Ryan Jones