The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has signed forward Anthony Tolliver. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
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Rod Beard: According to a source, Anthony Tolliver’s deal with the #Timberwolves is for one year and $5.7 million. The #Pistons couldn’t make a comparable offer.
Darren Wolfson: Look for the Tolliver $$ to fall between $5 and $6M on a 1 year deal. Thibs had 2 separate phone calls with him. Clippers, Dallas, Philly also had interest. Heck, Clippers visited him at his house. Good get for #Twolves. He makes 3s, and loves it here in MN. Great in community.
Former Timberwolves player Anthony Tolliver would also be interested in an offer to return, sources said. Tolliver is expected to have several suitors on the open market.
Brad Turner: Clippers visited with free agent forward Anthony Tolliver today in Dallas per source. Team will continue to have conversations with Tolliver. He’s a stretch 4 the Clippers could use.
Shams Charania: Sources: Top brass from the Los Angeles Clippers have flown to Dallas to meet with free agent forward Anthony Tolliver in his home.
The Knicks still are keeping tabs on veteran power forward Anthony Tolliver as president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry and coach David Fizdale all have talked to him since free agency began, Sunday at midnight, according to a source. Tolliver, too, is looking for multiple years and has a handful of suitors, including Dallas.
Darren Wolfson: Among many FAs the #Twolves have registered some level of interest: Tolliver, Nick Young, Lance Stephenson, Dante Cunningham, Amir Johnson, Trevor Booker, Jabari Bird, Ennis.
With the Knicks mulling re-signing Michael Beasley, they expressed interest in Pistons power forward Anthony Tolliver early Sunday morning when free agency began.
Marc Berman: Per source, Knicks GM Scott Perry had brief phone conversation with Tolliver tonight. Need stopgap starting power forward with mid level as Porzingis heals.
Marc Berman: Knicks have expressed interest tonight in PF Anthony Tolliver, along with at least five clubs.
The Knicks have interest as do the Pistons, but they have a new coach in Dwane Casey. The Pistons are too close to the luxury-tax line to re-sign Tolliver unless they move a contract. According to sources, the Knicks may want a high-character veteran to come in with their mid-level exception and be a good influence on their young players. Beasley was a scoring machine at times this season (13.2 points, 50.7 FG percentage), but he has had his career quirks.
Stefanski said the team’s own free agents, power forward Anthony Tolliver and small forward James Ennis, are on their list. “We like both players,” Stefanski said. “I was with James in Memphis. Anthony Tolliver — the people in Detroit, teammates and everybody — loves the guy, so they’re still in play. It’s all going to depend what kind of money is out there and the demand for both those players. More I’d say the ball’s in their court than ours.”
What’s next for the 6-8 free-agent power forward? He’d love to return but knows it’s a business, so several factors will determine his future this summer. “This is where I call home. I’ve been here longer than anywhere else in my career and would love to keep that going,” Tolliver said near the end of the season. “But at the end of the day, got to see what’s up this summer. You never know what teams are going to do, what organizations are going to do. So much unpredictable stuff that between now and then you never know. My heart is definitely here in Detroit.”
The Detroit Pistons have signed free agent Anthony Tolliver and have re-signed Reggie Bullock. Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a one-year, $3.3M deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell The Vertical.
Vincent Ellis: Source tells Free Press that #Pistons interested in ex players Jonas Jerebko or Anthony Tolliver for 14th roster spot.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves planting many seeds. Have on Anthony Tolliver. So have the Bucks, Thunder, Wizards, Cavs, and more.
The Kings’ Twitter account wished Tolliver a happy birthday Thursday morning, which could conceivably have been a little awkward.
The Sacramento Kings today waived forward Anthony Tolliver, according to General Manager Vlade Divac.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Sacramento Kings have waived Anthony Tolliver, league sources tell @The Vertical.
The Sacramento Kings have plenty of difficult decisions to make this offseason. One of those decisions was to choose between picking up veteran forward Anthony Tolliver’s second year option at $8 million or buying out the final year for just $2 million. The Kings will do the latter, NBC Sports California has learned. After one season in Sacramento, Tolliver will not be retained by the Kings and will become an unrestricted free agent. Sacramento had until June 1 to make the decision on the veteran’s contract.
Anthony Tolliver: Excited about this new opportunity in Sacramento! Thanks to the @sacramentokings for this opportunity! #SacramentoProud
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Anthony Tolliver is nearing agreement on a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell The Vertical.
Tolliver, 30, wants to remain in Detroit, but he knows the prospects are murky. “Who knows what’s going to happen,” Tolliver said. “I’ve been in this league long enough to know nothing’s promised. I feel good about my role here, and how I’ve helped this team in many different ways — on and off the court. “But at the end of the day, it’ll be up to my agent and the team to see if we can figure something out and see if we can make it a long-term home.”
“I would love to stay here. I’ve been bouncing around a lot in my career,” Tolliver said. “I feel comfortable here, and I feel like what I bring to the table fits what this team needs. Also having a veteran in a young crowd is a good thing, so hopefully things can get worked out. If everything works out, that’d be great.”
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources tell ESPN: The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks. Those three teams have max cap space to sign Butler as a free agent in July.
Butler and Thibodeau met on Tuesday in Los Angeles to discuss his situation, according to multiple sources. Over the last several weeks, Butler began to seriously contemplate his future with the Timberwolves and a potential trade request, league sources said. It was in that meeting that Butler expressed a desire to be traded, telling Thibodeau that he does not intend to sign a long-term extension with the Wolves next summer. He has provided a list of one to three teams with which he would be open to signing a long-term deal, sources said.
Thibodeau was initially resistant to the idea, according to sources, but Butler is determined to find a new home. The Timberwolves are scheduled to have media day on Monday and their first training camp practice on Tuesday, so the clock is ticking.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: After NBA investigation into workplace misconduct, Dallas owner Mark Cuban and the NBA have agreed that he’ll donate $10M to organizations that promote women in leadership roles and combat domestic violence. NBA can only fine $2.5M by rules.
Adrian Wojnarowski: There are also NBA-mandated sanctions on Dallas that will require that the franchise make changes on reporting, staffing and policy to improve the workplace culture, league sources said. Donald Sterling had received that $2.5M fine as Clippers owner.