Report: Sixers Sign Anthony Tolliver to 10-day Contract
When the Sixers waived newly acquired Ignas Brazdeikis a few days ago it felt like a corresponding move was imminent. Saturday morning that would be true as Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Sixers have signed veteran forward Anthony Tolliver to a 10-day contract.
Tolliver is a six-foot-eight forward who has become a bit of a journeyman in the NBA. Over his 12 years in the league, he has played for 12 different franchises. His most recent stop was Memphis, where he appeared in 13 games and averaged just under five points per game.
For his career, the 34-year-old averages 6.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, and 0.9 APG. One area of his game that will translate well to the Sixers is his outside shooting. Tolliver is a career 37.3% shooter from beyond the arc and shot 41.5% for Memphis last season.
This is not a flashy move in any sense, but it is another solid move in the margins for the Sixers. They had the open roster spot available, and Tolliver has a skill-set that the team could benefit from. It also gives the Sixers flexibility as they can just let him walk if something more enticing comes along.
The Sixers desperately needed some frontcourt depth after the trade deadline, and now they have some. Tolliver will provide another forward who can come in and potentially fill some backup power forward minutes. With how much we have seen Mike Scott used as a small-ball five, that could be a possibility with Tolliver as well.
Even if it is just for this short run, the Sixers could use someone with fresh legs. These almost back-to-back road trips look to be draining, and Tolliver could give this lineup a sign of life.
If he can impress during his time here and gets to stick around he would add another veteran to this locker room who understands their role and adds more shooting around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Sixers First-Round Picks Since 2000
LOOK: 15 Discontinued McDonald's Menu Items