Lakers interested in Anthony Tolliver

Mar 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks power forward Anthony Tolliver (4) shakes hands with team mates power forward Ivan Johnson (44) and point guard Jeff Teague (0) in a timeout against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Bucks 98-90. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

With just one open spot left on the Lakers roster, most thought it’d come down to the best remaining player out of training camp. However, that may not be the case for the Lakers. Anthony Tolliver, a possible stretch four option for the Lakers, told Fox Sports Florida that the Lakers have recently contacted him and expressed interest.

 

Tolliver said the Lakers recently called his agent, Larry Fox, to express interest. He said talks are still preliminary but he would have definite interest if the Lakers turn out to be a serious option. “Obviously, to have a chance to play for a franchise like that, you’d have to think long and hard about that,’’ the forward told FOX Sports Florida.

 

Tolliver played Hawks last season, getting action in 62 games, but averaging just 15.5 minutes a contest. However, he fits the mold of an athletic stretch four option as Tolliver shot 33.8% from downtown last year and is a career 32.5% 3-point shooter. With the Timberwolves in 2010-11, he connected on over 40% of his threes, something the Lakers could really use.

Topics: Anthony Tolliver, Free Agent, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

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  • hookedonnews

    Is he a 32% 3 pt shooter or a 40% 3 pt shooter? There’s a big difference in those numbers. If all he can manage is 32%, I don’t think I would be interested unless there are other aspects of his game that make up for that. The Lakers need good defensive guys and good 3 pt shooters.

    • Jay L

      He’s a career 32% 3pt shooter, although with the Timberwolves in 10-11 season he connected on 40% of his 3s

      • Richard

        Because he got consistent playing time. 15 minutes a game is hardly anything.

  • Jay L

    NO! They shoulda got Austin Daye.

    • nick

      Austin Daye is now Raptor property

    • Shaka Saphir

      Agree, it’s mind boggling as to why they didn’t sign Daye,it was a no brainer,don’t know what the hell they were thinking about when they failed to bring him in. Is Jeanie the only one within management that has a damn brain.