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Over the past few years, load management has become quite a source of frustration in the NBA world as teams regularly rest some of the game’s top stars in games even though they are healthy and fully capable of playing. It’s already caused some controversey among fans and now a young star is speaking out against the practice.

This week, Anthony Edwards, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, was asked one thing that he would change about the NBA if he could. And he took the opportunity to blast the practice of load management.

“Probably just all the guys sitting – resting, that’s the only thing, probably, I don’t like. Just play, man. If you’re 80%, you gotta play,” Anthony Edwards said. “I don’t like all the sitting, missing games stuff. These people might have enough money to come to one game, and that might be the game that you’re sitting out. I take pride in trying to play every game, ‘cause I don’t know, there might be one fan that’s never seen me play, and I’m trying to play.”

It’s unlikely that Edwards’ comments will force any real changes in the league. But they may have earned him some new fans.

[Charlie Walton]