Wizards Free Agent Targets: Cheap Solutions to Big Problems (Part 2)

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Mar 4, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Anthony Tolliver (4) reacts during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 104-88. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Tolliver (Atlanta Hawks): Less Than $1,000,000

Washington has a lot of problems they need to address this season from a roster standpoint, but adding another big man who can stretch the floor may be one of the most important.

Last season, Anthony Tolliver joined the Atlanta Hawks on a one year deal for less than $1 million dollars, despite receiving legitimate interest from other teams around the league. Washington tried to acquire Tolliver last off-season in hopes of adding a stretch forward, and they apparently even “called him every day”, inquiring about his status in the free agent market.

With Josh Smith logging the majority of the minutes for the Atlanta Hawks, Tolliver didn’t get much of an opportunity to showcase his unique talents. When Tolliver does get some playing time, he’ll certainly make the most of it, especially from a three point shooting aspect.

In 2010 with the Golden State Warriors, Tolliver averaged over 12 points and 7 rebounds per game. A few years later, Tolliver shot nearly 41 percent from beyond the three point arc, which would place him amongst the league’s best if those percentages were compared to this past season’s NBA leaders.

Given his familiarity with the team, especially since they contacted him several times last season, I think Tolliver could become a legitimate free agent target for the Washington Wizards.

Besides, how awesome would it be if Tolliver made a “LeBron’s Decision” parody involving the Wizards?

(All salaries listed are courtesy of HoopsHype)


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