As a four-year player at Creighton, Tolliver was a three-year starter who improved every season. In his senior year back in the 2006-07 season, Tolliver averaged 13.4 points and 6.7 rebounds.
Upon going undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft, he spent the majority of his first year of professional basketball with the Iowa Energy of the NBA’s D-League. He then spent some time in Germany playing professionally then bounced around several D-League teams.
In January of 2010, Tolliver signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors and was productive enough to earn a contract with them for the remainder of the season. From there, Tolliver played with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, and Sacramento Kings.
Last summer, Anthony Tolliver signed a one-year, $5 million deal to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first time since the 2011-12 season. In that one season, he averaged 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds.