Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards was cited for assault after he allegedly hit two women with a folding chair after his team was eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old guard, whose stellar series wasted against the Denver Nuggets, is charged with third degree assault, according to TMZ. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 18 months and a $1,000 fine.
“We are aware of the alleged incident regarding Anthony Edwards after Game 5 in Denver and are in the process of gathering more information,” Timberwolves said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”
Edwards is a 6’4 explosive scorer drafted with the first pick in the 2020 NBA draft. He was previously a star player at the amateur level in Atlanta.
“Ant-Man,” as he is known to basketball fans, scored 158 points in his team’s five-game streak against Denver, where he was cited.