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Anthony Edwards Is The Youngest Player In NBA History With 500 Career Three-Pointers

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The season came to a screeching halt when big man Karl-Anthony Towns went down with a right calf injury at the end of November and hasn’t played since. Minnesota are 22-24 so far this season and are tenth in the Western Conference. One player who’s elevated his game to try and salvage the Timberwolves season is third-year pro Anthony Edwards. He even became the youngest player in NBA history with 500 made career threes. 

Edwards came into the league at 19 years old and has blossomed nicely since then. He has a career average of (21.1) points per game and has been a productive player on both sides of the ball for the Timberwolves. The now 21 year old sometimes get lost in the discussion for some of the best young talent in the league do to the small-market franchise he plays for.

In being the youngest player to make 500 career threes, Edwards passed some of the best shooters in the game right now. That speaks to how high the level of talent is in the NBA today. Minnesota Sports Betting sites have the Timberwolves at (+12500) to win the Finals this season.

Anthony Edwards is now the youngest player to make 500 career three’s

Edwards’ career three-point percentage is 36 which is not too shabby at all, but it could certainly still improve. The league’s best three-point shooters hover around 40 percent or better. He can do it all for his team as well. His defense is elite and he leads the team in steals with (1.7) per game this season.

With Edwards making 500 career three’s, who did he pass in the process? We’ve got that list for you.

  • Anthony Edwards (190 games)
  • Tyler Herro (209 games)
  • Luka Doncic (305 games)
  • Trae Young (320 games)
  • Mikal Bridges (354 games)

On top of all this, Edwards is also having a career-high in points (23.7), rebounds (6.0), assists (4.4), and steals (1.7) per game. Those numbers are up in large part due to Towns being out, but you can’t knock Edwards for stepping up and playing better when the team needs him to.

Zach Wolpin is an NBA and NFL expert who's been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion in life is watching sports and being able to share that through his sports writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years like Sir Charles In Charge, G-Men HQ, and TAP into South Plainfield. Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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