Ranking all active No. 1 picks in the NBA, from worst to best

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2) Anthony Edwards

The number 1 overall pick from the 2020 NBA draft has revitalized the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise. The T-Wolves currently sit in first place in the Western Conference at 34-14 and are on pace to match their highest win total in Franchise history.

Edwards emerged last season as the number 1 option in Minnesota and has only continued his ascension to the top of the league this year. He is averaging career highs in nearly every statistical category including points, assists, FG%, as well as 3-point percentage. Edwards has also improved on the defensive end, where he is a key cog in what many consider to be the league’s top defense. 

Edwards has everything you would want in a Superstar. He has an engaging personality off the court, as well as a competitiveness on the court that many consider to be reminiscent of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

In a league where Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry are all nearing the end of their storied careers, it is no secret that the NBA will soon need a new face for the first time in two decades. If Edwards continues on his current track, he feels like the safest bet to take that mantle.