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Anthony Tolliver will take his talents to Charlotte

Aug 10, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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Anthony Tolliver reportedly had as many as seven teams interested in his services for the upcoming season, but the free agent forward has apparently decided to take his talents to Charlotte. Tolliver and the Bobcats agreed on a one-year deal Saturday morning, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, though the former D-League standout wasn’t quite as fun with the announcement as he has been in the past.

The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging a solid 6.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in less than 20 minutes over the course of a winding career, but he’s struggled a bit since starring on the fun 2009-10 Golden State Warriors squad that featured fellow D-League call-ups C.J. Watson, Reggie Williams, Cartier Martin, Chris Hunter and Coby Karl. For a player best known for his ability to stretch the defense, Tolliver is shooting just 29.9 percent on 234 attempts from beyond the arc over the past two seasons — not exactly mind-blowing numbers, unfortunately.

Tolliver has signed more NBA contracts than most likely realize — with Cleveland in 2007; the Spurs in 2008; the Hornets, Heat and Blazers in 2009; two 10-days and then a rest-of-season contract with the Warriors in 2010, followed by a Timberwolves contract that summer and then finally his Hawks contract last year around this time — but he used to be excited about it. Heck, the reason some fans are aware of Tolliver is because of the time he famously spoofed LeBron James‘ Decision with his own Decision Part Deux:

The “decision” to join the Bobcats was made with a lot less fanfare, however, so maybe Tolliver is taking a “been there, done that” approach now that he’s on his 11th NBA contract despite being just 28 years of age.

  1. money2long - Aug 10, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    i just have to get my bobcats season tickets now !

    • jamieaadams - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      Wow! Signing Tolliver just doubled Charlotte’s season ticket holders!

  2. 00maltliquor - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Al Jefferson, Bismack Biyombo, Josh McRoberts, Jeff Adrien and now Anthony Tolliver. Hey Charlotte….Got Power Forwards?

  3. dacapt704 - Aug 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    For a team that got absolutely DESTROYED on the boards last year…we had to stock up on PFs this season. You forgot the draft pick Cody Zeller too, who looked good in summer league

  4. jimeejohnson - Aug 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    This guy couldn’t hold LeBron’s jockstrap because Cantonbound’s got it in his mouth.

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