Anthony Tolliver signs 1-year, $2.6 million deal with Portland Trail Blazers
The 6-foot-8 Tolliver has bounced around since leaving Creighton University in 2007 after going undrafted, playing abroad and then finally getting his first shot in the NBA when he signed a deal with the San Antonio Spurs in 2008. Tolliver most recently played for the Minnesota Timberwolves where he posted averages of 5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 65 games played during the 2018-19 season.
It won’t be the first tour of duty in Portland for the 34-year-old veteran. Tolliver once signed a short term contract with the Blazers in 2009 when he was playing for the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. The Blazers were granted a hardship exemption and allowed to sign a 16th player to the roster when several members of the team were injured during the course of the season. Tolliver played just two games for Portland before being released and returning to the Stampede.
The deal for Tolliver adds another big body to the Portland front court who can play both the small forward and power forward positions.