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Free agent Anthony Tolliver told me Lakers have entered mix as possible team for him & he visited Charlotte Monday
Tolliver said the Lakers recently called his agent, Larry Fox, to express interest. He said talks are still preliminary but he would have definite interest if the Lakers turn out to be a serious option.
“Obviously, to have a chance to play for a franchise like that, you’d have to think long and hard about that,’’ the forward told FOX Sports Florida.
While he waits to learn more about the Lakers' situation, other teams on Tolliver’s list are Charlotte, Utah and Chicago. Tolliver said the Bobcats have made a contract offer (for the minimum) and he visited Charlotte last Monday.
During his visit, Tolliver met with general manager Rod Higgins, coach Steve Clifford and assistant coach Stephen Silas, once his assistant at Golden State. Tolliver said Silas and Bob Weiss, his assistant last year at Atlanta and now a Bobcats assistant, have been pushing for him to come to the Bobcats.
“Charlotte is an intriguing situation because of their roster and everything,’’ Tolliver said.
Tolliver, who averaged 4.1 points last season for Atlanta, wants to get into a situation in which he plays power forward rather than out of position at small forward.
Tolliver is going on vacation Sunday and would like to have a team chosen by then. But he realizes there’s a chance that might not end up happening.