Friday Fun. Tolliver Engaged. Wolves sign Sundiata Gaines

You go Tolliver.  Here’s some news about everyone’s favorite T-Wolf.  Or, at least some people’s favorite T-Wolf.  Or, at least I like the guy.  From Jonah Ballow at

“The Decision Part Deux” pales in comparison to the most recent decision in Anthony Tolliver’s life.

This past summer, Tolliver inked a free agent deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves and created a video parody of LeBron James’ Decision special on ESPN. His intentions were not malicious, just a comedic attempt at self deprecation. Most of his new teammates would agree that the video represented Tolliver’s personality as a fun-loving and likeable 25-year old on the squad.

The mystery aspect to the video was the voice in the background, who prompted Tolliver to announce his NBA destination for the 2010-11 season. The answer was discovered when was granted exclusive access to his next big decision.

Tolliver grabbed the team photographer and videographer to stage a photo shoot with his girlfriend, Jessica Svoboda, who was in town from Houston. Jessica was under the assumption that she was going to take professional photos at Loring Park and then at the practice facility with the two posing in Wolves uniforms. All along, Tolliver planned on surprising his future fiancée while documenting the entire event

And in other less romantic, or even exciting news, the Wolves signed former Utah Jazz PG Sundiata Gaines; and cut Mo Ager.  Gaines is solid but nothing spectacular, while Ager just clearly sucked.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Gaines isn’t here long, considering both Ridnour and Flynn (!!!) could be back playing next week.  Again from

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed free-agent guard Sundiata Gaines. To make room on the roster, the Wolves last night requested waivers on guard Maurice Ager.

Gaines, a 6-1 point guard, appeared in 32 games for the Utah Jazz in 2009-10, averaging 3.3 points and 1.2 assists in 6.8 minutes per game. He is probably best known for hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Jazz a 97-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 14, 2010. It was the first NBA three-pointer of his career. Gaines also appeared in five playoff games with Utah in 2010, averaging 2.2 ppg.

Prior to joining the Jazz, Gaines played in 14 games with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League in 2009-10, averaging 23.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists.

Gaines played for the University of Georgia from 2004-07, averaging 11.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 3.9 apg in 123 career games. He finished his career as Georgia’s all-time leader in steals (259) and second in assists (476).


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