Tolliver and the Trial Blazers have agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Tolliver will provided Portland with some outside shooting at either forward spot after the team parted ways with last season's starters at those spots -- Al-Farouq Aminu and Maurice Harkless -- in trades within the past two days. The veteran could get the opportunity to compete for a starting role, but he's unlikely to see a high volume of touches or major minutes in any scenario. The 34-year-old averaged 5.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game over 65 appearances with the Timberwolves in 2018-19, shooting 38.2 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from distance.
Tolliver posted 14 points (3-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, and one assist in 30 minutes during Friday's 131-130 overtime win against the Warriors.
Tolliver was one of four Timberwolves to earn at least 30 minutes in this one, and he earned seven more minutes than starting power forward Dario Saric. The 33-year-old veteran was coming off a scoreless effort, and he has just as many of those across the last 10 games as he does double-digit showings. Regardless, Tolliver has earned 20-plus minutes in each of the last three matchups, while Taj Gibson (calf) has missed the last four. If Gibson remains sidelined for Saturday's tilt against the 76ers, Tolliver could be in line to receive ample minutes yet again.
Tolliver amassed six points (2-6 FG, 2-6 3Pt), three assists, three blocks, and two rebounds in 22 minutes during Saturday's 112-99 win over the Grizzlies.
Tolliver stepped up with a season high block total while playing the role of primary backup power forward behind Dario Saric, who earned 26 minutes. In the event that Taj Gibson (calf) isn't ready to return for Tuesday's matchup with the Clippers, Tolliver would likely be in line to see decent minutes once again, although it's also entirely possible that coach Ryan Saunders will soon begin funneling more minutes toward the younger players given that the team has already been eliminated from playoff contention.
Tolliver registered 13 points (4-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and one rebound across 20 minutes in the Timberwolves' 122-115 loss to the Pacers on Thursday.
The veteran floor-spacer led the second unit in scoring and drew even with Jeff Teague for second on the team for the night. Tolliver has now contributed double-digit scoring tallies in three of his past five games, one of his best offensive stretches of the season. The 33-year-old has the ability to pile up points in a hurry when he gets hot from distance, but he's offered little else besides scoring this season.
Tolliver netted 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-7 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes in the Timberwolves' 140-128 loss to the Bucks on Saturday.
The floor-spacing veteran checked in behind only Nikola Mirotic in second-unit scoring, as he enjoyed some extra run and usage with Karl-Anthony Towns (concussion protocol) sitting out a second consecutive contest. Tolliver hasn't been anywhere as productive this season as he's shown in the first two games coming out of the All-Star break, but his minutes have consistently been in the mid-to-upper teens on average for much of the season. His usage has been significantly reduced, however, as the 3.4 shot attempts Tolliver is averaging represent the second-lowest figure he's generated in that category during his long career.
Tolliver (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Sunday in the Timberwolves' 125-111 loss to the Jazz.
With Tolliver averaging just 4.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting from the field in January, interim coach Ryan Saunders elected to shake up his rotation. In place of the struggling Tolliver, Luol Deng (15 points and four rebounds in 26 minutes) stepped in as the backup small forward. Deng's quality performance likely earned him at least one more opportunity to stick ahead of Tolliver in the rotation Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Tolliver played 30 minutes and finished with 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block Friday in the Timberwolves' 120-103 win over the Magic.
After playing just six minutes total over the Timberwolves' final seven games of December, Tolliver has already logged 56 minutes through the first two contests of the new year. The surge in playing time has been a direct result of Robert Covington (ankle) and Derrick Rose (ankle) missing time to injury, with coach Tom Thibodeau turning to the 33-year-old to provide some much-needed outside shooting. While Rose is being viewed as day-to-day, Covington is in line for an extended absence, which should keep Tolliver fairly secure in a 20-plus-minute role. Tolliver probably won't offer much help in field-goal percentage while he hoists most of his shots from downtown, but he could still provide some utility in deeper formats for what he'll contribute in the counting-stats categories.
Tolliver did not play in Wednesday's win over New Orleans due to a coach's decision.
With Minnesota trading for Robert Covington and Dario Saric, it looks like Tolliver may be stuck on the bench. Head coach Tom Thibodeau tends to give heavy minutes to his starters and uses a small rotation of players off the bench, so Tolliver may see few minutes. Minnesota may not need Tolliver's three-point shooting prowess as much with Covington in the starting lineup.
Tolliver delivered 11 points (3-7 FG. 3-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, and two steals in 19 minutes during Friday's 131-123 victory over Cleveland.
Tolliver played 19 minutes off the bench Friday, hitting three triples on his way to 11 points to go with a pair of steals. He was brought across from Detroit in the offseason as a floor spacer and he provided that here. His fantasy value is capped given his bench role and he is more of a three-point streaming option in most formats.
Tolliver did not score and missed his only shot with two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.
It was an oddly quiet game for Tolliver in his return to the Timberwolves. It's thought that Tolliver will be utilized for his three-point shooting, but he didn't attempt a shot from behind the arc. Karl-Anthony Town's early foul trouble likely changed Minnesota's plans on offense as Gorgui Dieng had the most minutes off the bench. Tolliver should get significant shots off the bench Friday against Cleveland.
Tolliver tallied 15 points (5-14 FG, 5-10 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot over 31 minutes in Saturday's 114-110 preseason win over the Warriors.
Tolliver saw extensive time at the four in place of Taj Gibson and drilled five threes in the process. He returns to Minnesota, where he began his NBA career, to shore up the Wolves' frontcourt. After a relatively productive year in Detroit, Tolliver' signed a one=year deal with Minnesota. The veteran will likely go undrafted in most formats.
Tolliver is finalizing a one-year contract with the Timberwolves that's expected to be worth between $5-to-$6 million, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The Timberwolves just rescinded the qualifying offer of Nemanja Bjelica, which is likely a result of Tolliver's expected signing. The 6-foot-9 forward put together one of the better campaigns of his career with Detroit last season, where he averaged 8.9 points across 22.2 minutes, while knocking down 2.0 three-pointers at an impressive 43.6 percent clip. Tolliver should immediately provide a floor-spacing presence off the bench, though his playing time could take a slight hit if Timberwolves' head coach Tom Thibeau continues to give his starters huge minutes. Look for Tolliver to compete with Gorgui Dieng and potentially Keita Bates-Diop for minutes as reserve forwards.
Tolliver registered 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 79 games played with the Pistons during the 2017-18 season.
Tolliver was impressive off the bench for most of the season as he added almost nine points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. The 32-year-old from Creighton will be a free agent in July, but he made a strong case to re-sign with the Pistons for the 2018-19 NBA season.
Tolliver totaled 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), and three rebounds in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 119-87 victory over Chicago.
Tolliver continued his strong finish to the season, finishing with double-figures for the tenth consecutive game. With Blake Griffin (ankle) missing for an extended period down the home stretch, Tolliver took full advantage, demonstrating his ability to score the basketball with magnitude. With a healthy roster, Tolliver will once again move back to a bench role but he has at least posed some questions for the coaching staff.
Tolliver scored 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding four rebounds, three assists and one block across 42 minutes in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Raptors.
Tolliver tallied a team-high 42 minutes Monday night, shooting all but one of his shots from behind the arc. He has now collected double-digit points in nine-straight contests and should close the season with strong minutes and a chance to make it ten in a row Wednesday against the Bulls.
Tolliver produced 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one steal during the Pistons' 113-106 overtime victory over the visiting Mavericks.
This was the seventh consecutive game in which Tolliver has scored in double figures, as he went an efficient 66.7 percent from the floor Friday. So far this season, the former Creighton standout is averaging his best scoring total of 8.6 points per game since his 2009-10 campaign.
Tolliver collected 25 points (9-11 FG, 7-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, and one assist in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 115-108 loss to the 76ers.
Tolliver was scorching hot, canning a career high seven treys while matching his season high in scoring and reaching double figures for the sixth straight contest. Given that the Pistons were eliminated from playoff contention, there is little reason for the team to bring back Blake Griffin (ankle), who has not yet been ruled out of Friday's matchup with the Mavericks. If Griffin remains sidelined, expect Tolliver to pick up yet another start and fire up plenty of three-point attempts.
Tolliver had 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 12 rebounds, two steals and one block in 32 minutes during Sunday's 108-96 victory over Brooklyn.
Tolliver continued his strong recent play Sunday, recording his first double-double of the season. He has been the direct benefactor of the Blake Griffin (ankle) injury and has shot himself into the standard league discussion. There is a chance Griffin could be done for the season, meaning Tolliver is most certainly worth a look if you need a player who can contribute some points, boards and three-pointers from the forward position.
Tolliver provided 17 points (5-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 31 minutes in Saturday's 115-109 win over the Knicks.
Tolliver continues to draw starts for Blake Griffin (ankle) and provide some solid complementary scoring punch. The floor-spacing veteran is an above-average marksman from distance, and his career-best 44.4 percent success rate from the field this season includes a 41.4 percent mark from behind the arc. Tolliver surprisingly doesn't offer much on the boards, however, making him a bit more scoring-dependent for fantasy purposes than one would ideally want.
Tolliver tallied 14 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 32 minutes during a 103-92 win over the Wizards on Thursday.
Tolliver played well for the third consecutive game after he received a start Thursday in the place of Blake Griffin (ankle). If Griffin is forced to miss any time, Tolliver could be worth a look for points, rebounds and three-pointers.
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