The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent Anthony Tolliver to a veteran’s minimum contract. The 6’8 combo forward has played with nine different teams in his 11-year career. He is 34 years old. He previously signed as a free agent for the Trail Blazers in the summer of 2009, appearing in two games before he was waived.
Shams Charania of The Athletic has the news.
Free agent forward Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a one-year, $2.6M deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Tolliver will provide a high-level shooting rotation big.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2019
Tolliver spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He appeared in 65 games, averaging 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.6 minutes. He is a career 37.6% three-point shooter. His best season from the arc came with the Detroit Pistons in 2017-18, when he averaged 43.6%. Last year 83% of his shot attempts came from distance.
Despite being well over the cap, the Blazers, like any NBA team, are free to take on minimum contracts to fill out their roster.