MINNEAPOLIS — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says he Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with free agent forward Anthony Tolliver on fully guaranteed deal approaching $4.5 million total.
The person told The Associated Press about the deal Friday on condition of anonymity because no official announcements have been made.
Tolliver averaged 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds for the Golden State Warriors last season. He was in talks with the Warriors on a possible return, but ultimately chose the Timberwolves.
I hate when sorry teams get a player that would be perfect as a piece to a contender. Tolliver seems like a guy that would fit best on a playoff team to me as a banger. He might get less PT on a good team, but I think he'd be more valuable to a team though.
Ryan Gomes was that kind of guy to me too back when he played for the T'Wolves.
$2.25 million for Tolliver, $1.3 million for Koufos, and $4.25 million for Darko. Let me do the math... yep, nearly $8 million of bad centers. With another $4.3 million in a guy who has yet to play a single NBA minute.
What is C-Web's take?
"I hate when sorry teams get a player that would be perfect as a piece to a contender. Tolliver seems like a guy that would fit best on a playoff team to me as a banger. He might get less PT on a good team, but I think he'd be more valuable to a team though."
Tolliver was never able to stick with a contender. San Antonio and Portland dumped him. He got minutes and shots on a bad Golden State team where everyone who sees the floor gets numbers. The only teams who showed interest in him after that was Golden State and Minnesota. Based off where he signed, I tend to think even the Warriors though $4.5 million guaranteed for Tolliver was a bit much. Good for him. Not every D-League center can turn the garbage part of an NBA call-up into a retirement contract.
Rubio is packing his bags right now
The guy isnt a center iggy... and averaged 12 and 7 , hardly crappy.. they just have lots of log jam now. hes a good player though, also iggy. hes far from a banger
it seems like minnesota has about 20 mediocre players and im not sure the starters will be much better then the 3rd stringers. Just a whole boat load of mediocre role players trying to carry a team. Kevin Love is my boy, but if he is your best player, well, good luck. Poor Kurt Rambis deserves better then this.
The past 2 years they've lost Craig Smith and Ryan Gomes, they needed that kind of guy, good signing.
Neither Craig Smith or Ryan Gomes is a upgrade over current players on the Wolves... and they didn't lose those players, they traded them away.
Rambis has chosen the Wolves players right along side of Kahn. Kahn is the words... Rambis is directing.
Rambis no longer wanted Al Jefferson around because they weren't compatible (Al wouldn't listen to him}. There are a lot better things going on with the Wolves (youth) than many other NBA teams. Not every team is the Lakers and can use the rest of the NBA like as their farm system. The Wolves average players will look "good" with a point guard in a couple of seasons. What bothers people is that the Wolves methods are a-typical... .
Next year if the NBA implements a "hardcap" the Wolves will be one of only a few teams not in trouble.
Where will he play ahead of Love Beasley Milicic Pekovic? I dont understand the logic behind this move for Minnesota it looks like they only have 2 definite starters in Wesley Johnson and Luke Ridnour(unitil Jonny Flynn returns) this team is going to be terrible again
is Tolliver a small forward or power forward. I am not to aware of his position and game and also does Minny really need him. Where will he play?
There will be no hard cap, owner just want a higher percentage because a hard cap would hurt them because most of their Gm's are terrible.
He's a true PF who can play C for spurts in a small-ball/gimmick lineup. He'll be a true PF with the T'Wolves though