HoopsHype Anthony Tolliver rumors


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The Wolves have two roster spots available if they decide to carry the maximum 15 players. But they're also nearly at their salary-cap limit, which means they can only offer a league minimum salary unless they trade a current player(s) and clear space to offer a free agent more than that. They're still talking with unrestricted free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver about returning to the team, but he is seeking more than the league minimum in discussions that his agent says include four other teams. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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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

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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

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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

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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

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