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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, despite making his NBA All-Star Game debut last season, dismisses the accolade, stating, “That All-Star Game [selection] didn’t count.”

In February 2023, Edwards earned his first All-Star nod as a reserve, stepping in for injured stars Stephen Curry and Zion Williamson alongside De’Aaron Fox, named as injury replacements.

Edwards revealed his perspective on the selection, emphasizing that he sees it differently: “Somebody got hurt, and I was the fallback guy. I don’t even like when people call me an All-Star,” he declared during an interview on Boardroom.

While last year’s All-Star appearance might not hold the weight Edwards desires, this season paints a different picture.

The dynamic guard is making a strong case for a genuine All-Star status, averaging 26.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5 assists in 35.1 minutes per game.

Edwards’ stellar performance aligns with the Timberwolves’ impressive record, leading the Western Conference with 15 wins and four losses.