HoopsHype Anthony Tolliver rumors

August 29, 2012 Updates

The Wolves are still maintaining dialogue with free agent Anthony Tolliver. Like Okur, the strong belief is he won't settle for the minimum. The Wolves have told him to be patient as they possibly attempt to make a trade to create more space under the salary cap. ESPN.com

August 27, 2012 Updates

Free-agent Anthony Tolliver said he’s intrigued by Atlanta, a team that has great interest in him. “I don’t think they have a guy on their roster with that skill set with shooting and versatility,’’ Tolliver said about being a big man who can step out on the floor. When Tolliver was with Cleveland several years ago, Hawks GM Danny Ferry was the GM there. Tolliver also said he has a “really good relationship’’ with Wes Wilcox, then with Cleveland and now Hawks assistant GM. Sulia

Free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver said Atlanta, Washington, Indiana, Minnesota primary teams still courting him “Those are the teams that are staying in constant contact,’’ Tolliver said of talking to his agent, Larry Fox. Sulia

August 22, 2012 Updates

Anthony Tolliver has been in the mix for some time, but the team also has interest in free agents Michael Redd, Terrence Williams and Shawne Williams. Redd has a connection with Ernie Grunfeld since Grunfeld drafted Redd, a former all-star and Olympic gold medallist, for Milwaukee in 2000. Redd averaged 8.2 points last season in Phoenix after missing most of the past three seasons with knee ailments. Washington Post

August 20, 2012 Updates
August 19, 2012 Updates

Agent Larry Fox confirmed a SportDay report that said Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos is very interested in his client Anthony Tolliver, but insisted the focus remains on getting a deal done in the NBA for the 6-foot-8 forward. "Panathinaikos has definitely expressed strong interest and their coaching staff loves Anthony (Tolliver)," Fox told HoopsHype. "While Anthony is flattered by their interest and the potential economics behind it, we are currently in discussions with several NBA teams. While we won't rule out Greece, the interest level from the NBA remains strong and we are continuing to pursue those options." HoopsHype

August 9, 2012 Updates

Walk into the Timberwolves' locker room after one of last April's heartbreaking losses, and there sat Anthony Tolliver. There sat Tolliver, ready to talk, ready to analyze, ready to break down whatever happened in that night's particular brand of collapse. There sat Tolliver, with intelligent responses and insight, with the proper amount of anger after a tough night and only a hint of resignation to the team's struggles. Got a question? Ask Tolliver. Afraid to tick off someone else? Talk to Tolliver instead. Want some insight on what's going on with the league, something bigger-picture than just a blown lead or a missed shot? Tolliver's your guy. Fox Sports North

If there were a statistic that measured the ratio of minutes spent talking to the media to minutes spent on the court, Tolliver would lead the league. He's every reporter's guilty pleasure, a guy who might not necessarily have an impact in every game but who's eminently quotable, disarmingly friendly and refreshingly smart. And yet despite all that the 27-year-old forward remains an unsigned free agent, with the Timberwolves hoping to sign him but currently unable. Fox Sports North

August 7, 2012 Updates

Larry Fox, the agent for forward Anthony Tolliver, said recently that his client shares a mutual interest with the Wizards but is “not in the minimum game.”Tolliver, 27, has attracted interest from Minnesota, Indiana and Cleveland, but Fox felt that Tolliver could address one of the Wizards’ remaining needs. “You look at Washington’s roster, he’d probably be a decent fit there. They don’t have a guy at the forward position that can step out and shoot the ball and that’s a main part of Anthony’s game,” Fox said. Washington Post

August 2, 2012 Updates
August 1, 2012 Updates

Free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver said Charlotte has emerged as a new suitor for him. “Charlotte reached out for the first time the other day,’’ Tolliver said Wednesday. “They’re really interested… They lost out on Carl Landry (who went to Golden State).’’ Tolliver has interest in the Bobcats. “They could use another veteran to put in there instead of just always throwing in rookies and not knowing what you’re going to get out of them,’’ Tolliver said. Sulia

In addition to Charlotte, free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver said Washington and Minnesota are teams on his short list. Cleveland has fallen off. The Cavaliers recently picked up Jon Leuer on waivers from Houston. Tolliver played the last two seasons with the Timberwolves. Tolliver said he’s looking in free agency for a salary similar to the $2 million he made last season for Minnesota. Sulia

Free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver said Washington is coming after him harder than any other team. “They’re calling every day,’’ Tolliver said of the Wizards, who made forward Andray Blatche an amnesty victim two weeks ago, reaching out to his agent. The Wizards could be a frontrunner. “They don’t have a big guys who can step out and shoot it,’’ said Tolliver, who is that type of player. “That makes a team in that situation kind of attractive… (Minnesota, where Tolliver played the past two seasons) has the best in the business at that (in Kevin Love).’’ Sulia

July 31, 2012 Updates

“This is a very important time in my career,” Tolliver said in a recent telephone interview from his home in Minneapolis. “Getting into the right situation where I’m able to play and contribute to a team is very important”. Springfield News-Leader

Tolliver, 27, is willing to be patient as his career has reached a crucial juncture. “This is a very important time in my career,” Tolliver said in a recent telephone interview from his home in Minneapolis. “Getting into the right situation where I’m able to play and contribute to a team is very important. “There are several teams that have shown interest and I’m weighing options. I’m taking my time and making sure my decision is a good one.” Springfield News-Leader

“Sure, the money is important, but I know this time around I’m not looking to lock myself in for a whole bunch of years,” he said. “Right now, I’m looking at probably a shorter-term contract, something that gives me a chance to get with a team, play one or two years and show what I can do.” Springfield News-Leader

July 27, 2012 Updates

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