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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 8:55 am  |  10 responses

Washington Wizards Pursuing Anthony Tolliver


Free agent forward Anthony Tolliver, who played the last two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, has attracted interest from the Washington Wizards. The two sides are in discussions to work out a deal, but Tolliver’s agent claims there is no way his client will agree to sign a minimum salary contract. The Washington Post has the details: “After using the amnesty provision to cut Andray Blatche and signing Price, the Wizards have reached out to several players, including the recently amnestied swingman Josh Childress, forward Anthony Tolliver and shooting guard Jodie Meeks. But there is no urgency to sign someone because they believe that they already have decent depth at every position and might have to wait to find a player willing to accept their minimum salary offer. Tolliver’s agent, Larry Fox, said recently that his client shares a mutual interest with the Wizards but is ‘not in the minimum game.’ ‘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.”

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  • The Mauve Avenger

    Wait a second since when does Washington make moves to improve?

  • P

    Anthony Tolliver is solid and would improve the bench of almost every team in the league…So, I don’t know what you’re talking about. Ask any Twolves fan and they’ll give you positive feedback about him.

  • startown

    Timberwolves fan here, yes he plays hard, has hit moments. He is a good guy and probably will only help his team, probably a 8-14 minute guy.

  • miagus23

    he’ll be solid of the bench

  • MirChilly

    Only Washington PURSUES Anthony Tolliver… I wonder if they get into a bidding war with themselves would they lose

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    ^I was gonna say the same thing. This is probably the first time Tolliver has been pursued by a team.

  • davidR

    he was a solid player during his stint with the warriors. not a big name, but definitely a great player to have on your team. cant stretch the floor with the 3, runs the court, well spoken, works hard, intelligent, so he looks to be a positive in the locker room.
    would make any bench rotation stronger.

  • davidR

    *can stretch the floor with the 3. whoops

  • http://yahoo Ronald Galloway

    I think the Wizards already have enough big men and their good, and to me better than Anthony Tolliver. The Wizards need to find a solid 2 guard and a good backup point guard.

  • Da Baller

    “Only Washington PURSUES Anthony Tolliver… I wonder if they get into a bidding war with themselves would they lose”

    Yeah pursuing if he takes the minumum offer so no bidding war over here champ.

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