Agent: Tolliver to Sign with Minnesota
Tolliver's agent, Larry Fox, told FanHouse on Friday his client will join the Timberwolves. While Fox wouldn't discuss terms, sources said he'll get a two-year deal that could be worth as much as $4.8 million when incentives are considered.
"He's really excited,'' Fox said. "He can play (power forward) for them and be a stretch (small forward).''
The 6-foot-9 Tolliver, 25, averaged 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds last season in 46 games with Portland and Golden State. Take away a scoreless two games with the Trail Blazers early in the season and he averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in 44 games with the Warriors.
Golden State had strong interest in re-signing Tolliver. But in the end the Timberwolves, which had cleared a spot for Tolliver by trading Ryan Hollins last week, were thought to be the better option.
"They really wanted him,'' Fox said of the Timberwolves. "It was like college recruiting. We were out there last Sunday, and they took us to a Twins game.''
Tolliver has played two NBA seasons after being undrafted out of Creighton. He spent parts of 2008-09 with Cleveland and San Antonio. After being waived last December by Portland, he finally got his chance after he joined the injury-riddled Warriors last January.
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