“He definitely has more talent than Dwayne Wade” Andre Iguodala believes Anthony Edwards is surly going to surpass Miami Heat legend

Andre Iguodala has high hopes for Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards, claims he has more talent than Dwayne Wade.

Andre Iguodala praises Anthony Edwards in his podcast
Andre Iguodala praises Anthony Edwards in his podcast

Anthony Edwards, regarded as the next big thing in NBA, slamming dunks on top of players, has been slammed with a huge compliment from the Golden State Warriors veteran Andre Iguoadala. Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards looks like he has a bright future ahead of him, and Iggy believes that Anthony has the potential to reach great heights and surpass the Miami heat legend, Dwayne Wade. Iguodala, grabbing his 4th NBA Title two weeks ago, came on his podcast with Evan Turner where he claimed Anthony has more talent than Dwayne Wade himself.

Edwards has become a household name among the young ballers in the NBA. The player was recruited number one overall during the 2020 NBA draft which was one of the most hyped classes in recent history. The Minnesota Timberwolves saw a star in the making and his presence gave an immediate boost to the team’s numbers.

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“I’m a huge fan of his” – Andre Iguodala believes Anthony Edwards is a bigger talent than Dwayne Wade

Andre Iguodala at his press conference
Andre Iguodala at his press conference

Anthony Edwards, the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, was a major part of the Wolves’ success getting them into the playoffs after over a decade of fighting. He averaged 21.3 points along with 4.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game shooting 44.1% from the field and 35.7% from beyond the arc making 3 per game. Minnesota’s success was very short lived after going 2-4 against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round. However, Andre Iguodala believes that the rookie has a long way to go.


Anthony Edwards has shown bursts of his amazing potential, improving drastically from his rookie year in the NBA. The former Georgia Bulldog was even an essential piece in the Wolves’ play-in tournament run, which saw led to much excitement in Minnesota. The young gun has exploded onto the scene with the T-Wolves and is already looking like a superstar in the making. Here is what Andre Iguodala said in his podcast with Evan Turner

“When I saw this kid hit me, he went in and out, he turned the corner so fast I said ‘Oh My God’. It took like a half second for me to think he’s got, I think he has more talent than Dwyane Wade. Since you know they want sometimes, people they want us to geekout on basketball, y’all want to geek out on basketball, Anthony Edwards , and then we’re going to put this on yeah on Instagram and all those places because y’all want to get this stuff on, He has more talent than Dwyane Wade now will he fulfill his talent that remains to be seen” Iggy explained.

Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards

This is an interesting take, as Dwayne Wade himself believed in 2021 that Edwards can be a much more efficient player than he was. While Anthony Edwards had also previously stated that he feels he can be a better player than Dwayne Wade.

“His name is Dwayne Wade. I look on the TV and say I can be that guy or I can be better than him.” While these are big words coming from a new talent, he has the skillset and the Game IQ to back it up. There is no doubt that Anthony Edwards is a special player. However, it is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication if he is going to live up to Andre’s and even Dwayne’s expectations.

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