Veteran forward Anthony Tolliver has found a new home for the next two seasons, agreeing on a deal with the Sacramento Kings, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Free agent forward Anthony Tolliver is nearing agreement on a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2016
Tolliver first joined the league in 2008-09 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, but has since played for seven other teams–none of which has seen him in their uniform for more than two seasons.
His best season came back in 2009-10 as a member of the Golden State Warriors, when he averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in 44 games, starting 29 of them.
Last season with the Detroit Pistons, he appeared in 72 games–starting five of them–and averaged just 5.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. As he has progressed in his career, he’s fancied himself a bit of a three-point marksman, averaging at least 3.8 taken per game each of the last three years.
While Tolliver made the playoffs as a member of the Pistons last year, the Kings scuffled through another disappointing season despite the statistical dominance of point guard Rajon Rondo and center DeMarcus Cousins. Tolliver will look to add a bit more of veteran savvy to a club that is desperately attempting to satisfy the fan base’s ravenous hunger for a playoff berth.
On draft night, the Kings swapped sharpshooter Marco Bellinelli to the Charlotte Hornets for the #22nd overall pick of the draft, which they turned into point guard Malachi Richardson. How Richardson will perform as a three-point shooter is to be seen, so in the meantime, the Kings have an agreement to have Tolliver join to fill the role in the meantime.