Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Tolliver still looking for a team as clock ticks toward training camp

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves news Updated: September 17, 2012 - 10:00 PM

A Greek basketball journalist today reported that Greek team Panathinaikos is targeting free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver, who continues to talk with the Timberwolves and a handful of other NBA teams about a contract for this coming season.

Tolliver said by text message today that he doesn't plan on playing in Greece this season, but added that it remains an option while his agent continues to seek an NBA team that will pay him more than the veteran's minimum.

That's all the Wolves have left to pay, unless they make a trade to clear some salary space.

Tolliver and agent Larry Fox also have been talking with Atlanta, Chicago, Indiana and Washington about employment this summer.

He has spent much of the summer here in Minnesota and has been working out regularly at Target Center, where he says David Kahn and the team's coaches have welcomed him even though he became an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

The Wolves have just one roster spot left if former D League point guard Will Conroy indeed makes the final roster. They're looking for a big, either Tolliver or free agents such as Hassan Whiteside, Sean Williams or perhaps just released Atlanta center Jordan Williams.

Other free-agent forwards out there looking for more than the minimum: Mehmet Okur, Kenyon Martin, Chris Andersen.

Media day is just two weeks away and the Wolves open training camp the next day, Oct. 2 in Mankato.

 

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