Forward Anthony Tolliver was productive in his brief stint with the Memphis Grizzlies before the season's hiatus. As the 2019-20 season closes in on resuming in late July, Tolliver will be a part of things going forward.
Tolliver has been signed for the rest of the season by Memphis. The Grizzlies signed the veteran Tolliver to a 10-day deal on March 2 -- nine days before the season was put on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Anthony Tolliver and the Memphis Grizzlies have a verbal agreement on a deal that can be finalized starting Tuesday when the league's one-week transaction window opens, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 22, 2020
After stints with Portland and Sacramento earlier this season, Tolliver was just completing a 10-day deal with the eighth-seeded Grizzlies when the NBA season was suspended indefinitely March 11— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 22, 2020
Tolliver averaged 5.4 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 41.2% on 3-pointers in five games with Memphis. He started the season with the Portland Trail Blazers, was traded to the Sacramento Kings with Kent Bazemore on Jan. 21 and was waived by Sacramento on Feb. 29.
A reliable 3-point shooter, Tolliver has shot 37% or better from deep in eight of his last nine NBA seasons. The Grizzlies are the No. 8 team in the Western Conference and hold a 3 1/2 game over the Blazers, Kings and Pelicans for that spot.