Tolliver managed to score 13 points and pulled down four rebounds in Detroit's 109-88 loss Monday in Milwaukee. Tolliver continues to be one of the top options off the bench for head coach Stan Van Gundy. He played 24 minutes off the bench on Monday night as the primary backup power forward to Ersan Ilyasova. Even though he scored 13 points against the Bucks, he hasn't shot the ball really well early on this season (.281 FG) and is only averaging 3.8 points per game as a result of that.
Tolliver is averaging 3.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.3 assists over 20.7 minutes per game this season. Tolliver has typically been one of coach Stan Van Gundy's first options off the bench this season, but he's mainly played a deferential role offensively and isn't particularly active enough defensively to make up for it. Unless his minutes jump up further from here, it'll be difficult for Tolliver to attain fantasy value.
Tolliver (personal) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press reports. Tolliver missed the opener against the Hawks while attending the birth of his daughter but he's apparently ready for minutes just a day later. Coming off the bench in relief, Tolliver's workload will likely be held in check as he plays behind Stanley Johnson and Marcus Morris.
Tolliver will be inactive for Tuesday's season opener against the Hawks, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Tolliver is away from the team following the birth of his daughter early Wednesday morning. It's unclear how long he'll remain out, but he's unlikely to miss more than a game or two, at the most. In his absence Tuesday, Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova could each see a slight bump in minutes.
Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver played 30 minutes in the win Wednesday over Chocago. He scored eight points with seven rebounds and four assists. Tolliver logged his highest minute total of the preseason, and proved to be a solid option off the bench However, he will begin the season behind Ersan Ilyasova on the depth chart.
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