Sixers sign Forward Anthony Tolliver to a 10-Day Contract.
As the buyout market comes to a close, many speculated what the Sixers would do with their remaining open roster spot. Philly is using that spot to sign veteran forward Anthony Tolliver to a 10-day contract.
The 76ers are signing veteran F Anthony Tolliver to a 10-day contract, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 10, 2021
The Sixers will be the 11th team Tolliver has joined in his long career. His latest escapade was with the Grizzlies last season where he averaged just under five points in eighteen minutes of action. During that season, Tolliver shot about three triples a game, knocking them down at a forty-one percent clip. The 35-year-old stands 6’8″, and played most of his career as a backup power forward.
With the loss of Tony Bradley in the George Hill deal, the only reliable big men for the Sixers off the bench became Dwight Howard and Mike Scott. Even if both were playing well, that isn’t enough depth for a team of this caliber. Last night Sixers fans had to endure watching Scott try and guard Zion Williamson due to the lack of size in the Sixers rotation. Tolliver is another veteran in a lineup of many youngsters and can be another big body to come off the Sixers bench. On top of that, his averages offensively last season are much better than Mike Scott’s current numbers. In the same amount of minutes, Tolliver averaged more points while shooting better from the field and behind the arc.
It isn’t a splashy move, but as of late one of the biggest issues with the Sixers has become their lack of size outside the starting lineup. Adding another big guy will help elevate some of the pressure off the second unit, and allow the starters to get more rest during games. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Tolliver edges his way into the backup power forward position with the disappointing numbers Mike Scott has put forward this season.
Mandatory Credit: John Amis.