Timberwolves Anthony Edwards to compete in NBA All-Star Skills Challenge

<div><a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Anthony Edwards;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Anthony Edwards</a> #5 of the <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Minnesota Timberwolves;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Minnesota Timberwolves</a> dunks the ball against the <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:New Orleans Pelicans;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">New Orleans Pelicans</a> in the fourth quarter at Target Center on November 08, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Pelicans 122-101.</div> <strong>((Photo by David Berding/Getty Images))</strong>

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Timberwolves will be well-represented at the NBA All-Star Game later this month, with Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns joined by Chris Finch and his coaching staff.

The NBA announced Wednesday morning that Edwards will compete in the NBA All-Star Skills Challenge. The competition has been held the Saturday night before the All-Star Game since 2003, featuring ball-handling, passing and dribbling.

Edwards will compete on a team featuring No. 1 overall picks that includes Paolo Banchero of the Orlando Magic, and Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs. The Timberwolves haven’t had a player in the Skills Challenge since Towns in 2015.

Another team will be Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner and Bennedict Mathurin, all from the Indiana Pacers.

The first round is a team relay where all three will race, dribbling between five obstacles, then throw a pass into an upright hoop, dribble back the length of the court for a lay-up, then dribble back down the court and hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key.

The second round is a passing competition where competitors must pass the ball through different targets. The third round is a shooting challenge where players must make shots from different targets. The two-highest scoring teams make the final round, which is a contest to see which team can make a halfcourt shot first.

The Timberwolves fell to the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference after blowing a 23-point lead in a 129-123 overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls Tuesday night. The Timberwolves (35-16), Nuggets (35-16), Clippers (34-15) and Thunder (35-16) are in a four-horse race for the No. 1 seed in the West with 31 games to play.