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Injury-depleted Trail Blazers add Tolliver

Posted Dec 17 2009 5:31PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers called up forward Anthony Tolliver from their NBA Development League affiliate on Thursday.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward out of Creighton averaged 20.7 points and 9.9 rebounds in seven starts with the Idaho Stampede. He played in 19 games with the San Antonio Spurs last season.

Tolliver provides another body for the banged up Trail Blazers, who were awarded a hardship exemption by the NBA to temporarily add a 16th player to the roster.

The Trail Blazers entered the season with enviable depth, but have lost several key players to injury, including center Greg Oden and forwards Nicolas Batum, Travis Outlaw and Rudy Fernandez.

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