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Anthony Tolliver has made "The Decision Part Deux:" He will sign with Minnesota

Aug 6, 2010, 4:26 PM EDT

Classic. Got to love Anthony Tolliver.

Tolliver has agreed to a two-year deal with Minnesota worth up to $4.8 million. It had been down to Minnesota and Golden State, and while Tolliver had said he preferred the Bay Area if the money was significantly more he was going to take the money.

Minnesota and David Kahn has made a good pick up.

I may have to turn in my official NBA blogger membership card and decoder ring for that statement, but I’ll stand by it.

Tolliver was a Don Nelson favorite last year but should be paired with a rebounding, do-the-dirty-work partner on the front line, because he does not do those things. He will stretch the floor and score. Tolliver was most effective last season when he got the ball on cuts — he shot 72 percent on those plays (according to Synergy Sports). In the triangle offense, Tolliver should have the chance to move off the ball and get passes from one of two good passing big men, Kevin Love or Dark Milicic.

The challenge for Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis will be finding frontcourt pairings on what can be an odd and mixed up roster. Darko Milicic may start at center (although Nikola Pekovic probably should), but then in the mix is Love, Michael Beasley, Kosta Koufos, Oleksiy Pecherov and now Tolliver. Have fun with that Kurt.

But Tolliver is a guy who Minnesota fans will like, and could find a good home there.

  1. Floyd - Aug 6, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    It seems that since you are such an expert that you would know that Pecherov isn’t going to play for ‘wolves?

  2. Ineffable - Aug 6, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Kosta Koufos has also been told that he will not be on the Wolves roster and a trade is being looked for for him. Strike two!

  3. Anonymous - Aug 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    and strike 3 is …………….

  4. TonyJ - Aug 6, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    I must have missed this hour-long special on ESPN. (And, Lebron, is your rear-end getting sore from being kicked around—and legitimately so!)

  5. JD - Aug 6, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    Doubt it…no publicity is bad publicity.

  6. T-Will - Aug 6, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    JD….is obviously from the high crime, high unemployment and high illiteracy rate Cleveland area. JD probably spent his food stamps purchasing a get rich quick scheme of selling Lebron T-shirts. As long as Lebron would have stayed there for the benefit of saving the entire city, they loved him. Now that LBJ left that 3rd world country, the natives are upset….SO WHAT ! As Joakim Noah said…nobody plans their vacations in Cleveland! hahahahahaha ! I suggest you move to Miami! SCRUB !!!

  7. Dude - Aug 6, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    what in the hell are u talking about? he didnt even defend lebron. go back under the bridge u troll

  8. Jfizzles - Aug 6, 2010 at 11:21 PM

    JD. Lebron owes you clevelandites nothing. Without Lebron, no one would have given two poops about your filthy city for the last seven years.

  9. only1assasin - Aug 6, 2010 at 11:31 PM

    just like katt williams says you need hataz..let em do theyre job!!,obviously you d- ridin the heat!!,but remember who sold out the arena for them..you got it..Lebron James,while D-Wade was steady pumping his chest talking about “this is his house”UMM THEY WERE LOSING AND JUST GOT LUCKY TO GET IN THE PLAYOFFS,if they had been a westconf team..they wouldnt have even been close to an 8th seed. you just hollerin(G)!..and they were not selling out the arena(only when Lebron or Kobe played ,sometimes even when the played theyre interstate rivals,other than that…garbage!!)they struggled to even get to being a .500 team,,and all that judging that your doing?ye without sin cast the first stone!!and who cares what joakim noah said anyway>…you see Lebron didn’t go sign with the Bulls??….hehehe hope a hurricane,oh and speakin of scrub..some of us CLEVELANDERS were sent to florida for construction work to help SCRUB UP THE MESS THAT those hurricanes cause down there!!(I just left Miami in dec-09… freeze on hiring in a lot of areas,, I remember the gov being shown on t.v. because of the fact there was no work,,…,illiteracy rate is higher in your city than ours!!,high crime rate..you got us beat to!!remember in order for any type of illegal things to come into ohio..it ususally comes from down south,fl,tx,miss,alabama,and it usually you down south fake a!! haters who have relatives from ohio,but stir up trouble here and won’t take you bum a!! back where you came from…hehehe….can’t wait til you reply..!! and if you ain’t from the south,what you commenting for..? a little bit of spotlight?

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