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Tolliver, Pietrus both say they are close to contracts

Sep 24, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

Anthony Tolliver AP

Time is its own kind of pressure. And some of the unsigned NBA veterans out there are really starting to feel it. They are feeling the pressure to make a decision.

Anthony Tolliver and Mickael Pietrus are two of those guys, and both say they are close to a decision.

With Lou Amundson having agreed to terms with the Timberwolves, that door has been shut to Tolliver. So he is narrowing his options and we should soon know his choice, reports Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida.

Tolliver said it’s down to Atlanta, Phoenix and Minnesota for his services and he’ll decide by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest. He said all three teams have offered a one-year deal for the minimum.

“A lot of veterans are taking the minimum,’’ Tolliver said. “That might be the new normal.’’ Tolliver made $2.05 million last season. But he will have to take a cut to $915,852.

It is the new normal. Welcome to the new CBA.

As for Pietrus, he doesn’t like the new normal but added he is down to two teams, reports basketsession.com. I would expect a decision soon, the money is not going to change for him.

  1. jjordannba - Sep 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Damn if Pietrus ends up taking the minimum, when the Celtics had it for him in the beginning thats gonna sting a bit.

    • bozosforall - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM

      Quit crying , whiny Puh C fan.

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