• Anthony Edwards is a player who is not afraid to take his shots
  • He is averaging over 19 points and five rebounds a game for Georgia Bulldogs
  • Drafting him could be an investment should their superstars started to fade from their peak

We cannot avoid the fact that every player will reach the twilight of his career and that is what the Golden State Warriors should look at this upcoming 2020 NBA Draft.

A Bleacher Report article said on their most recent NBA mock draft that the Warriors could use their pick to develop a young talent if they still want to be in the same direction that their current stars brought them to. Should Golden State wins the lottery and get the first overall pick, the logical choice would be Anthony Edwards of the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

If there is something that Edwards and stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have in common, that would be their willingness to take the shots. The 18-year old Edwards is not gun-shy on a game and is ready to take charge when the situation calls for it. In their game against South Carolina, the freshman out of Atlanta, GA took 11-three point shots en route to scoring 36 points though the Bulldogs were outlasted by the Gamecocks in OT, 94-90.

With D’Angelo Russell being shipped to Minnesota in a trade for Andrew Wiggins, Edwards will have his touches even if Stephen Curry comes back to full health next season. His guts on the offensive side will be badly needed as the Warriors will still be observing Klay Thompson, who will be playing his first full season with the team since injuring his knee during last season’s NBA Finals showdown where they lost to the Toronto Raptors.

The hole in the offense was badly exposed when the Splash Brothers were out of the rotation due to their respective injuries and drafting the teenager from Georgia will give them a boost on offense. The 6-foot-5 Edwards is averaging 19.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.4 steals.

The same article also put the Warriors at the number one spot, meaning they have the shot of getting looks at everybody in the pool but Edwards is a long-term investment for coach Steve Kerr should they draft him top-overall.

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Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs dribbles by Rodney Chatman #0 of the Dayton Flyers during a first round Maui Invitation game at the Lahaina Civic Center on November 25, 2019 in Lahaina, Hawaii. Mitchell Layton/Getty Images