Despite being focused on retaining their key free agents, the Washington Wizards will also look to fill out their roster with veteran players that could potentially fill a need.
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.
The Wizards were reportedly interested in signing Anthony Tolliver in 2012, but he opted to sign with the Atlanta Hawks. Since the Wizards have finally reached the NBA Playoffs and made a push to the semi-finals with a core built around All-Star John Wall and Bradley Beal, veteran free agents will obviously be more interested in signing with Washington than they would have in the past.
Anthony Tolliver has played the role of a “stretch 4″ throughout his career and shot a career-high 41% from three with the Charlotte Bobcats last season. Tolliver is receiving interest from multiple teams, but if he were to sign with the Wizards, he’d likely be a replacement for Al Harrington, who the team signed to fill the stretch 4 role last season. Harrington is currently acting as an assistant coach for the Wizards’ summer league team.
If the Wizards could acquire Anthony Tolliver for the veterans minimum, they should certainly pursue him. Anthony Tolliver has shot the ball very well from the outside and the Wizards have gotten the most out of three point shooters over the past couple of years. John Wall led the NBA in total assists and the team’s offense revolves around outside shooting. If Tolliver decides to join Washington, he could certainly fill a need.