Timberwolves rookie swingman Anthony Edwards was the hero of the Timberwolves’ 102-101 victory over the Knicks on Wednesday.
On exit, Barrett missed his opponent 19 feet behind in the battle for Karl Anthony Towns, with only two seconds left to maintain the victory.
Edwards (Andrews) is Georgia’s first pick in the 2020 draft. Barrett said that the third pick in the 2019 draft is the one who the Timberwolves want to decide the game.
“We told Jaden [McDaniels] “Don’t let Randle catch the ball, we have to let others beat us,” Edwards aired on Wolves TV after the game. “Happy RJ caught it. If he shoots, we will endure it. Because that̵
Edwards scored 26 points after an outstanding performance in the fourth quarter. During this period, he passed Barrett and made a layup.
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said he must watch this movie, but Barrett’s job is to read correctly, and there are three options. Rookie Immanuel Quickley appeared to be driving on the right.
—Mark Hale contributed to this report