Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has been fined $50,000 for an incident following the Timberwolves’ April 25 season-ending playoff loss to the Denver Nuggets, the NBA announced Wednesday.
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Edwards missed a game-tying shot at the buzzer and ran off the court before postgame handshakes, swinging a chair in frustration and hitting a security guard. A criminal investigation into the matter was dropped last month.
It has been an eventful offseason for Edwards, who signed a $260 million contract extension with Minnesota and is currently with Team USA getting ready for the FIBA World Cup later this month, scoring a team-high 15 points in Team USA’s exhibition win over Puerto Rico on Monday.
The former No. 1 overall pick hopes to take the next step with the Timberwolves this upcoming season. Minnesota hasn’t made three consecutive trips to the NBA Playoffs since 2002-2004. They have lost in the First Round in the last two seasons to Denver and Memphis.
Edwards excelled last season, continuing his development and leading the Timberwolves in scoring with 24.6 points per game and being named to his first All-Star team, providing a consistent scoring option for a Minnesota team who were without Karl-Anthony Towns for much of the year due to a calf injury, and without D’Angelo Russell for the last two months of the season after trading him to the Los Angeles Lakers at the trade deadline.