Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

It has been a busy first few days of free agency for the Portland Trail Blazers, and the moves didn't stop after the sun went down on Monday. 

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the free agent Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a one-year deal with Portland.

The Blazers didn't have any cap space, and previously used their $5.7 taxpayer mid-level exception to sign Rodney Hood, but under the CBA they were still allowed to signs players to veteran's minimum deals.

For Tolliver, a player with 11 years of experience, that veteran's minimum was worth $2.6 million.

Tolliver played in 65 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, averaging 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while shooting 38% from three-point range. 

This is a reunion of sorts for the Blazers and Tolliver. Tolliver played two games for the Blazers in 2009. He was signed on December 17th, but was waived twelve days later.  

Now he returns as a grizzled vet ready to fill a rotation role for the Blazers. With Jusuf Nurkic sidelined due to injury, and Al-Farouq Aminu signing with the Orlando Magic, the Blazers depth among big men had taken a hit. 

 

Zach Collins will likely be slotted in as the Blazers new starting power forward, and Tolliver should be expected to be right behind him on the depth chart.

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