What Minnesota Timberwolves’ Interest in Anthony Tolliver Means

July 30th, 2010 by Matt Bick Leave a reply »
Several reports have linked the Minnesota Timberwolves with a move for Anthony Tolliver, who is currently out of contract with the Golden State Warriors.

Reading between the lines, regardless of whether or not this deal occurs, we can start to see Kurt Rambis and David Kahn’s strategy for this season a little more clearly.

There had been some speculation about who the starting power forward would be.  Most understood that with Al Jefferson’s trade to Utah, it would be Kevin Love taking the reigns.  However, the acquisition of Michael Beasley, who has played power forward so far in his tenure in the NBA, put that into some doubt.

With the apparent pursuit of another forward for the team after trading away backup center Ryan Hollins, the Wolves actually appear to have clarified how they see a few other players on the team.

First of all, trying to bring in a backup power forward would seem to indicate that Rambis and company do not see Michael Beasley as a starting power forward, but rather as their starting small forward.  Toll ...

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