Anthony Tolliver will not play in Wednesday's game against the Clippers due to personal reasons, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The exact reasons surrounding Tolliver's absence are currently unknown, but he will be absent from the team's final regular season game regardless. In his absence, look for Georgios Papagiannis to be the lone frontcourt player to come off the bench and split time with both Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein
Tolliver registered 12 points (2-4 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 22 minutes in a 129-104 win over the Suns on Tuesday. It was a productive showing off the bench for Tolliver, who actually cut into starting power forward Skal Labissiere's minutes count after the rookie's presence had mostly marginalized Tolliver's role in recent weeks. With the Kings heading into the second half of the back-to-back set Wednesday against the Clippers, Tolliver could be one of several veterans rested in the season finale, so it's possible that this might be the last time we hear from him in 2016-17.
Tolliver (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Rockets, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports. Tolliver missed Tuesday's game against the Mavericks with a right hip strain, but was able to suit up in Friday's loss to the Lakers, during which he played 15 minutes. Assuming the injury proves to be no issue for Tolliver as the 6:00 p.m. EST tip off approaches Sunday, look for him to serve as the backup to starting power forward Skal Labissiere.
Tolliver (hip) failed to score (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and added three rebounds, two assists and one block in 15 minutes during Friday's 98-94 loss to the Lakers. Following a one-game absence due to the right hip strain, Tolliver rejoined the Kings rotation as the primary backup to starting power forward Skal Labissiere. Tolliver is basically a one-trick pony as a three-point specialist, and since he was unable to convert on either of his attempts from downtown Friday, his stat line was unsurprisingly underwhelming. The Kings have three games remaining on the schedule for the season, and it's likely that Tolliver will sit out at least one of those contests in order for coach Dave Joerger to open up playing time for some of the team's younger options at forward.
Tolliver (hip) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Lakers, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento (KXTV) reports. Tolliver has sat out two of the Kings' past three games -- one for rest purposes, the other for a right hip strain -- but coach Dave Joerger is expected to welcome the veteran forward back into the rotation Friday. Look for Tolliver, who has averaged 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.0 block in 20.8 minutes per game over his last five outings, to serve as the top backup to Skal Labissiere at power forward.
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