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Report: Spurs one of six teams with interest in Anthony Tolliver

According to Shams Charania of, the San Antonio Spurs are one of six teams with interest in Charlotte Hornets free agent Anthony Tolliver. The Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, and Hornets all also have interest in Tolliver.

Per Charania, teams are expecting a possible signing with Tolliver sometime next week.

During the 2008-09 season, Tolliver actually played in 19 games with the Spurs, while being sent to Austin with Toros for brief stints. He was eventually waived from the team in early January of 2009. Now 29 years old, Tolliver just finished a season with the former Bobcats, where he averaged 6.1 points and shot 41% from 3-point range in 64 games.

Tolliver tallied 3.3 win shares with the Bobcats last season, which could mean his price range might be anywhere from $2-4 million dollars, though no figures have been reported.

Once the moratorium is lifted and teams can begin signing free agents on Thursday, the Spurs will re-sign Boris Diaw and Patty Mills in the near future. With Kyle Anderson added to the roster, the roster will sit at 13 players.

As I recently wrote, the Spurs have a number of options they could pursue with their last two available roster spots, and they still have their full Mid-Level Exception ($5.3 million) ready to be used, if needed on an outside free agent like Tolliver. The expectation at the moment is that the team is waiting for a decision from free agent Pau Gasol, before another offseason move is made in free agency.

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