Again in 2020 when the groups had been making up their minds which rookies to draft, Anthony Edwards labored out for the Warriors that had the second decide within the draft. The then-Georgia Bulldog was requested to do a drill that Steph Curry is doing as Golden State needed to see how exhausting he works.
Edwards revealed that the exercise was very exhausting. Afterwards he had dinner with the Dubs’ head coach Steve Kerr who advised him he wasn’t working exhausting sufficient. “I used to be figuring out for the Warriors pre-draft. Steve Kerr is there, Bob Myers, and I forgot the opposite man’s identify. It’s the coach and the entrance workplace guys,” the Timberwolves star advised former NBA participant Kenny Smith.
“We’re figuring out and I’m doing this drill that they are saying Steph be doing. I’m operating, touching the road, shoot. Operating, touching the road, shoot. You’ve acquired to make 5 in a row. I couldn’t do it. I’m too drained. I’m like, ‘Man, it’s simply an excessive amount of.’
“However I’m not saying this, so I’m simply jogging. After the exercise, Steve involves me like, ‘You may’t go any sooner?’ I’m like, ‘I believed I used to be going fairly quick.’ He was like, ‘Nah, do it once more.’ I’m going quick, I’m going quick, I’m going quick. He stopped, he’s saying ‘You may’t go sooner than that?’ So, at this level I’m like all proper that is very unhealthy now.
“So now, I’m attempting to dash, and now I’m wanting all loopy. Lacking left, lacking proper. So we go to dinner and he’s telling me, ‘Man, if we draft you at No. 2, you’ve acquired to be a tough employee. You ain’t working exhausting sufficient.’ I believe that was a stumble within the highway for me.
“I known as my coach afterwards and I used to be like ‘Hey Brad, we acquired to alter our exercise.’ Steve Kerr advised me how Steph and KD used to work out tremendous exhausting. It may not be lengthy, but it surely’s tremendous exhausting they’re in there.”
Ultimately Edwards was picked at primary by Minnesota and Golden State drafted James Wiseman at quantity two.