NBA Free Agency: Bobcats, Anthony Tolliver Agree To Deal

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

The Charlotte Bobcats are expected to sign free agent forward Anthony Tolliver to a one-year deal, reports Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Tolliver reportedly was making a decision between the Bobcats, Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz before coming to an agreement. The Bobcats were rumored to be in the mix for Antawn Jamison as well, but Tolliver’s agreement likely ends those negotiations.

Tolliver, 28, has spent five seasons in the NBA after going undrafted out of Creighton. He’s played for the San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and most recently, the Atlanta Hawks. Tolliver played 62 games for the Hawks last season, averaging just over four points per game and shooting 38% from the field. He’s regarded as a “stretch four,” but has seen a dropoff in three-point percentage over the past few seasons.

Tolliver rounds out a Bobcats offseason that has been focused on improving the frontcourt. The team signed Al Jefferson for $41 million, re-signed Josh McRoberts and drafted Cody Zeller with the fourth pick in the 2013 Draft. Byron Mullens, Gana Diop, and Tyrus Thomas have all been let go.

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