The Minnesota Timberwolves exercised their 2022-23 rookie scale team options for Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels. This is the third-year option for both players.
Edwards was selected first overall at the 2020 NBA Draft. The Georgia product played in all 72 games (55 starts) as a rookie. He averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals.
McDaniels was drafted with the 28th pick of the first round at the 2020 NBA Draft. His rights were acquired by Minnesota in a three-team deal that involved the Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks. McDaniels played in 63 games (27 starts) and averaged 6.8 points and 3.7 rebounds.
Edwards will be under contract for the 2022-23 season at $10.7 million, while McDaniels will earn $2.2 million.