Tolliver played 19 minutes off the bench and provided 12 points (4-5 FG, 4-5 3Pt) and three rebounds Monday in the Grizzlies' 127-88 win over the Hawks. After first agreeing to a 10-day deal with Memphis only a few hours prior to tipoff, Tolliver didn't even have the benefit of taking part in shootaround with his new team. That didn't stop coach Taylor Jenkins from turning to Tolliver right away, as the veteran got off the bench in the first quarter before the game even turned into a blowout. Tolliver was able to light it up from distance in his debut, with his 12 points exceeding his combined output (nine) from his nine games with Sacramento before the Kings waived him Saturday. He looks poised to stick around in the rotation as a backup power forward at least until the Grizzlies return one of Jaren Jackson (knee), Brandon Clarke (quadriceps) or Justise Winslow (back) from injury.
Tolliver signed a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The veteran was waived by the Kings on Saturday, and after numerous inquires from various squads, Tolliver has officially latched on with the Grizzlies. Although it's a 10-day contract, Tolliver will likely seize plentiful opportunities to make an impact, as the Grizzlies are batting the injury bug, especially at the power forward position. Tolliver averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 42 appearances with Portland and Sacramento this season.
Tolliver has formally been placed on waivers by the Kings, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports. As expected, Tolliver has been let go so he can pursue an opportunity with a contender. Between the Trail Blazers and Kings this season, he's averaged 3.3 points, and 2.9 rebounds across 15.1 minutes per contest.
Tolliver and the Kings are finalizing a buyout, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The buyout will allow Tolliver to pursue opportunities with playoff contenders. Between the Trail Blazers and Kings this season, he's averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds across 15.1 minutes per contest.
Tolliver (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Thursday in the Kings' 112-108 loss to the Thunder. After being acquired from the Trail Blazers on Jan. 18, Tolliver initially captured a small role in coach Luke Walton's rotation, but he looks to have fallen out of favor after converting on a lowly 17.6 percent of his attempts from the field and 13.3 percent of his attempts from three-point range in his first nine appearances with Sacramento. Tolliver has been left out of the rotation in each of the four games since the All-Star break, and his path to playing time will only become more difficult if Richaun Holmes (shoulder) returns at some point in March.
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