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Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM.
Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets among other organizations, sources said, and teams expect a possible signing next week.
For a playoff team in Charlotte, Tolliver averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range. He developed a strong relationship with coach Steve Clifford and a leadership role within the Hornets’ locker room.
Tolliver, 29, has averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds over six NBA seasons with the Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and Hornets. After four collegiate years at Creighton, Tolliver broke into the NBA through the Development League, solidified a niche as a shooter and earned a position in the players’ union.
Tolliver once scored 12.3 points and grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game for the Warriors in 2009-10.
The Brooklyn Nets are in negotiations to retain Paul Pierce amid speculation of interest from other teams and sign-and-trade possibilities.
“We’re in the process," Billy King said on ESPN Radio. "I think we know the number we want to get to and they know the number they want to get to and we’re just trying to get to the part that we’re all comfortable.
“It’s just a negotiation process.
“We have the ability to pay him more than anybody else but we are going to be a little bit more financially responsible at this point in time.”
The Los Angeles Clippers have inquired about receiving Pierce in a sign-and-trade.
“They made a call and inquired, but there’s nothing at this point that makes sense for us,” King said.
Jamal Crawford has two years and $11 million remaining on his current deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, including a team option for the 15-16 season.
Crawford will seek an extension next summer
"Our intention is to get an extension with the Clippers or anywhere else that he may be traded based on the fact that he's undervalued for the production he's providing," his agent Andy Miller told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday night.