OKC Thunder: NBA Draft big board 2.0 – Top 30 prospects

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Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs OKC Thunder NBA Draft (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

Anthony Edwards, SG, 6’5, 225 pounds, 18 years old

When it comes to NBA Draft prospects, Edwards presents an explosive option. The 18-year-old is dynamic, powerful, explosive, and almost moves in hyperspeed. Sound like another guard that OKC Thunder fans are very familiar with?

Anthony Edwards displays a high level of athleticism, with powerful jams mixed with a soft touch around the rim. When he gets out in transition, there is no stopping him.

While he offers beautiful dribble pull-ups, his jumper needs a ton of work if he wants to become a three-level scorer.  Playing for a losing SEC school, Anthony Edwards struggled with his motor.

This is always a huge red flag for me, rarely does someone get pegged with a work ethic problem, and then it magically turns around at the NBA level.

He has the size and athleticism to defend almost any position on the floor, but when you lose track of your man and look disinterested on that side of the hardwood, it is hard to display it.

Edwards might be the best athlete in this draft, and no one can question his tough finishing at the rim. However, between the lack of effort on defense and the lack of decision-making, there are a ton of question marks surrounding the 18-year-old guard.

Although he can handle the ball at a high-level, his cutting ability and athleticism make him a great fit for a team that already has ball-handlers.

The Bulldog product posted 19 points, five rebounds, and a pair of assists in college.