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Rumors: Timberwolves’ Anthony Tolliver is a likely buyout candidate

Anthony Tolliver, Timberwolves

Veteran stretch forward Anthony Tolliver is likely to get bought out by the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to NBA insider Landon Buford.

Anthony Tolliver has appeared in 39 games this season for Minnesota and is averaging 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 40.0 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line.

The 33-year-old is making $5,750,000 this season.

According to a source close to the situation, Anthony Tolliver is a likely buyout candidate. Teams who were interested in Tolliver’s services at the trade deadline were the Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, and the Golden State Warriors, I’m told. These are teams that would still be interested, if he were bought out by the Timberwolves.

Tolliver is only playing 14.8 minutes per game. He’s gotten more playing time since Ryan Saunders took over for Tom Thibodeau, but it appears the veteran wants to play more somewhere else. We’ll see if Tolliver and Minnesota do in fact agree on a buyout of Tolliver’s contract before the March deadline. Tolliver has to be waived before a certain date if he wants to play in the postseason with another team.

Tolliver has career averages of 6.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 638 NBA games.