The Lakers have reached out to free agent forward Anthony Tolliver, who has interest in joining the club, according to Chris Tomasson:
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.
Tolliver, who is 28-years-old and 6’8″, has shown an ability to shoot the ball from range in the past, with the Lakers likely viewing him as a stretch four, although their possible lack of depth at the small forward could mean they see him as somewhat of a tweener.
With the Warriors in 2009-10, he shot 33% from three and averaged 12.3 points while grabbing 7.3 rebounds per game. However, he has struggled to find a place in the league since then. His most recent success came in 2010-11 with the Timberwolves, where he averaged 6.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.
H/T Silver Screen and Roll