Anthony Tolliver, who was rumored to be interested in Atlanta throughout the offseason, has agreed to a one-year minimum deal of $915,852 with the Hawks, according to Chris Tomasson of FoxSports.
Tolliver, who averaged 4.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game last season, has a reputation as a rebounding stretch four. In his best season, which was his 2009-10 campaign, he averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds with the Golden State Warriors. Tolliver has spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and has seen a significant decline in minutes both years thanks to the emergence of Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic, and sporadically enough, Anthony Randolph.
In Atlanta, Tolliver likely won’t find too many minutes behind Josh Smith and Ivan Johnson, but he will be expected to provide a veteran presence in the locker room and take advantage of his limited playing opportunities.
There is no word on whether or not Tolliver’s deal is guaranteed. If it isn’t, Atlanta would have Damion James, James Anderson, Keith Benson, and potentially Jamario Moon (if he gets his wish) all fighting for the final two roster spots. The Hawks will likely take a defensive minded wing and another big for its final roster.