The Bobcats officially signed Anthony Tolliver to a one-year deal today and the veteran knows exactly what is expected of him in Charlotte, writes Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. “The thing I do that doesn’t necessarily show up on the stat sheet is I space the floor for everybody else,” said the forward. “When I’m out there, (defenders) usually don’t leave me. So that gives the guards larger driving lanes and gives Al [Jefferson] more space under the basket. I take pride in that. I know it’s important to a team.” Here's more from around the Association..
- Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com conducted a Q&A with No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett about being picked first overall, his role with Team Canada and the Cavs, and his chances of winning the Rookie of the Year award. In a poll earlier today, Victor Oladipo, Kelly Olynyk, and others received more votes than Bennett as the ROY pick of Hoops Rumors readers.
- With today's addition of Ronnie Brewer, Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Twitter) notes that the Rockets now have more than 15 players with guaranteed or partially guaranteed deals. They'll have to cut some players between now the start of the season, but one would assume that Brewer is safe.
- Excel Sports would love to steer another client, A.J. Price, over to the T-Wolves, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN (on Twitter). However, the front office is reluctant to add a 15th player with a guaranteed deal. If Price doesn't get an NBA deal, he says that he's willing to explore his options overseas.
Luke Adams and Chuck Myron contributed to this post.