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The Phoenix Suns have signed free agent forward Anthony Tolliver to a multiyear contract, the club announced today. “We are very pleased to welcome Anthony to Phoenix,” said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “He has impressed us not only with his play, but with his intelligence and high character.” “Anthony is a great fit for our style of play,” said General Manager Ryan McDonough. “His shooting, professionalism and leadership will help us as we try to continue to build a strong foundation going forward.” NBA.com

The Suns have announced the signing of forward Anthony Tolliver. The two sides reached a deal last week. This is the seventh NBA team for the 6-foot-8 Tolliver, an accurate 3-point shooter who could help fill the void left by the departure of Channing Frye. The two-year contract is worth $6 million, but only $400,000 is guaranteed in the second season. ESPN.com

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Anthony Tolliver might not be able to replace the void of Channing Frye's departure but the big man's perimeter shooting can address it. The Suns have reached a two-year, $6 million agreement with Tolliver. Each season is worth $3 million but only $400,000 of it is guaranteed for the 2015-2016 season. Realgm.com first reported Tolliver's choice. Arizona Republic

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has reached agreement on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told RealGM. His agent, Larry Fox, confirmed the deal on Tuesday night. On the first day of free agency, every NBA general manager received a hard copy 20-page presentation highlighting Tolliver as the 15th best three-point shooter in the league, his 48.2 percent three-point percentage in the fourth quarter and the strong plus-minus ratios in his career. Tolliver and Fox scoured the free agent market for the best opportunity to play his most effective position as a stretch power forward and 13 teams expressed interest throughout the process. RealGM

“It’s a great opportunity for me,” Tolliver said by phone. “I went into this free agency and it worked out perfectly when Phoenix contacted my agent. With a great nucleus of young players, and the respect I have for Ryan [McDonough], Jeff Hornacek and the entire organization, it’s a perfect situation. For me, I want to go in there and help any way I can. “The Suns are an up tempo team, and when I was with Golden State I had a similar style. I’m able to produce at a high level and this style compares to that Golden State team. I can play the three as well, but my natural position is four, rebounding, hitting open shots. The Suns made it clear I’m coming to play the four. Phoenix is a great city, a great family city.” RealGM

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Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM. Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets among other organizations, sources said, and teams expect a possible signing next week. RealGM

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The most telling stat of Tolliver’s positive impact is the fact that when he is on the floor the Bobcats are +2.8 points better per 100 possessions. That means whenever he is on the floor the team is better by nearly 3 points. Three points is valuable in this league and unless you have been watching him all year you won’t really understand what he means to the Bobcats. Tru School Sports

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