Tolliver says he chose Wolves because of opportunity and team's efforts in recruiting him, Joe Alexander to work out with team and more
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says he Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with free agent forward Anthony Tolliver on a two-year deal.
The person told The Associated Press about the deal Friday on condition of anonymity because no official announcements have been made.
Tolliver said he ultimately chose the Wolves over Golden State because of the opportunity being on such a young team presents and because the attention to detail David Kahn and assistant GM Tony Ronzone displayed in recruiting him.
Kahn flew to New York City to meet with Tolliver's agent, Larry Fox, and talk contract terms. Tolliver visited Minnesota on Sunday, listened to a presentation from Kahn and Ronzone on the team and the area and attended the Twins-Mariners game.
Tolliver comes to town Sunday to work out next week with Beasley, Wes Johnson, Lazar Hayward and free agent Joe Alexander.
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