Karl-Anthony Towns Touts Anthony Edwards as Rookie of the Year


2016 NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns stirred the pot a little bit, declaring that his teammate, and 1st overall draft pick Anthony Edwards should be the ROY for the 2020-21 season. 

Edwards was just named Rookie of the Month in the Western Conference, while the number one contender for the ROY LaMelo Ball won the Eastern Conference's award - despite going out on March 20th with a wrist injury that will keep him sidelined for the rest of the year

Edwards is in pretty exclusive company for the month of March, as he averaged 24.2 ppg in 13 games, which placed him 3rd amongst teenagers in NBA history for monthly scoring - only behind Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James

With 21 more games remaining in the schedule, and his main rival on the sidelines, can Edwards steal the ROY away from LaMelo? I think if Edwards can continues to put up 23+ ppg for the rest of the season, and bring his shooting percentages up, he has a great chance. If he can somehow find a way to put a 50-point performance on the board and top his season best of 42 points, it would really put him over the top. 

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