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Rudy Gobert likens Anthony Edwards to prime Dwyane Wade, offering a fresh perspective on the young star’s potential.

Gobert, Edwards’ teammate on the Minnesota Timberwolves, expressed his thoughts during an interview with The Athletic.

“We’ve got Ant, who’s 22, and Dwyane Wade won a championship at that age,” Gobert remarked, highlighting the similarity in their early career trajectories.

Wade led the Miami Heat to a championship in 2006, surrounded by veteran players who helped him grow, including then three-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal.

Gobert believes the Timberwolves have a similar dynamic, with Edwards not yet in his prime but already showing leadership capabilities.

“For him, it’s about learning every day, being willing to learn and grow, and he’s done that,” Gobert added.

The Timberwolves are currently trailing 0-3 in the Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

Despite the tough situation, Gobert remains optimistic about the team’s future and Edwards’ role in it.

“Sometimes the pain of losing is the best lesson, but I think we’ve had enough of that. Now it’s ‘Let’s win it,’” Gobert concluded.

Edwards often draws comparisons to Michael Jordan, but Gobert’s view provides a nuanced take on Edwards’ growth and potential.