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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: With DLo Out, It’s Ant Time — Now And Beyond

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With D’Angelo Russell out for the next four-to-six weeks, it’s time for the full-on Anthony Edwards experience. No Russell means Edwards will take the reigns as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ primary playmaker, and it might change everything. We discuss on today’s pod, with topics including:

  • Why Russell being out will be the best thing for Edwards’ development as a playmaker.

In the four games since Karl-Anthony Towns has returned — all of which have come without Russell — Edwards is averaging 19.5 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game while shooting 57% from 2 and 32% from 3.

  • How Ricky Rubio will be an important character in this next chapter.

It will be time to test the rationale for bringing in Rubio. Can he grow Edwards like he did Donovan Mitchell in Utah?

  • Why it might be time to begin considering a KAT-less window down the road where Edwards is “the guy” if/when KAT decides to move on.
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