NBA rumors: Anthony Tolliver waived by 76ers

Shams Charania: The 76ers are waiving forward Anthony Tolliver, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Tolliver’s guarantee date was today.

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Noah Levick: The Sixers plan on signing Anthony Tolliver for the rest of the season, a source confirms. @Shams Charania broke the news. Younger players in the locker room have gravitated toward the 35-year-old, according to Doc Rivers.
Keith Pompey: Anthony Tolliver will join the #Sixers on Wednesday, according to a team official. The power forward, who signed his 10-day deal today, is in Philly.
Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed Anthony Tolliver to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tolliver joins the 76ers after spending last season with Memphis, Sacramento and Portland. He saw action in 55 games (13 starts) between the three teams, averaging 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per game. He posted season highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds on Jan. 13, 2020 vs. Charlotte while with the Trail Blazers.
Marc Stein: Memphis is the likely destination for Anthony Tolliver when the league's transaction window opens Tuesday, league sources say, but Tolliver has attracted interest from multiple teams. Tolliver's 10-day with the Grizzlies was expiring just as the NBA season was suspended March 11
Keith Smith: Per a league source: All players who were on 10 Day contracts will be free agents when the season resumes. This adds another 8 free agents to the available pool. Only Anthony Tolliver (MEM) & Joakim Noah (LAC) were with teams that are part of the re-start at Walt Disney World.
Keith Smith: Per a league source: All players who were on 10 Day contracts will be free agents when the season resumes. This adds another 8 free agents to the available pool. Only Anthony Tolliver (MEM) & Joakim Noah (LAC) were with teams that are part of the re-start at Walt Disney World.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent forward Anthony Tolliver, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Tolliver, 34, spent the 2018-19 season with Minnesota, posting averages of 5.0 points (38.2% FG, 37.7% 3-PT, 78.3% FT), 2.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 16.6 minutes in 65 games. He previously played two games for the Trail Blazers during the 2009-10 season.
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a one-year, $2.6M deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium . Tolliver will provide a high-level shooting rotation big.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has signed forward Anthony Tolliver. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Darren Wolfson: Look for the Tolliver $$ to fall between $5 and $6M on a 1 year deal. Thibs had 2 separate phone calls with him. Clippers, Dallas, Philly also had interest. Heck, Clippers visited him at his house. Good get for #Twolves. He makes 3s, and loves it here in MN. Great in community.
Former Timberwolves player Anthony Tolliver would also be interested in an offer to return, sources said. Tolliver is expected to have several suitors on the open market.
Brad Turner: Clippers visited with free agent forward Anthony Tolliver today in Dallas per source. Team will continue to have conversations with Tolliver. He’s a stretch 4 the Clippers could use.
Darren Wolfson: Among many FAs the #Twolves have registered some level of interest: Tolliver, Nick Young, Lance Stephenson, Dante Cunningham, Amir Johnson, Trevor Booker, Jabari Bird, Ennis.
With the Knicks mulling re-signing Michael Beasley, they expressed interest in Pistons power forward Anthony Tolliver early Sunday morning when free agency began.
Marc Berman: Per source, Knicks GM Scott Perry had brief phone conversation with Tolliver tonight. Need stopgap starting power forward with mid level as Porzingis heals.
The Knicks have interest as do the Pistons, but they have a new coach in Dwane Casey. The Pistons are too close to the luxury-tax line to re-sign Tolliver unless they move a contract. According to sources, the Knicks may want a high-character veteran to come in with their mid-level exception and be a good influence on their young players. Beasley was a scoring machine at times this season (13.2 points, 50.7 FG percentage), but he has had his career quirks.
Stefanski said the team's own free agents, power forward Anthony Tolliver and small forward James Ennis, are on their list. "We like both players," Stefanski said. "I was with James in Memphis. Anthony Tolliver -- the people in Detroit, teammates and everybody -- loves the guy, so they're still in play. It's all going to depend what kind of money is out there and the demand for both those players. More I'd say the ball's in their court than ours."
What's next for the 6-8 free-agent power forward? He'd love to return but knows it's a business, so several factors will determine his future this summer. "This is where I call home. I've been here longer than anywhere else in my career and would love to keep that going," Tolliver said near the end of the season. "But at the end of the day, got to see what's up this summer. You never know what teams are going to do, what organizations are going to do. So much unpredictable stuff that between now and then you never know. My heart is definitely here in Detroit."
Shams Charania: Free agent forward Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a one-year, $3.3M deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell The Vertical.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves planting many seeds. Have on Anthony Tolliver. So have the Bucks, Thunder, Wizards, Cavs, and more.
The Sacramento Kings have plenty of difficult decisions to make this offseason. One of those decisions was to choose between picking up veteran forward Anthony Tolliver’s second year option at $8 million or buying out the final year for just $2 million. The Kings will do the latter, NBC Sports California has learned. After one season in Sacramento, Tolliver will not be retained by the Kings and will become an unrestricted free agent. Sacramento had until June 1 to make the decision on the veteran’s contract.
Anthony Tolliver: Excited about this new opportunity in Sacramento! Thanks to the @sacramentokings for this opportunity! #SacramentoProud
Tolliver, 30, wants to remain in Detroit, but he knows the prospects are murky. “Who knows what’s going to happen,” Tolliver said. “I’ve been in this league long enough to know nothing’s promised. I feel good about my role here, and how I’ve helped this team in many different ways — on and off the court. “But at the end of the day, it’ll be up to my agent and the team to see if we can figure something out and see if we can make it a long-term home.”
“I would love to stay here. I’ve been bouncing around a lot in my career,” Tolliver said. “I feel comfortable here, and I feel like what I bring to the table fits what this team needs. Also having a veteran in a young crowd is a good thing, so hopefully things can get worked out. If everything works out, that’d be great.”
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John Wall buyout getting more likely with Lakers, Heat, Clippers interested

Yet rumbles have finally begun to circulate about John Wall resurfacing as an active player next season. This week marked the first time in some time that I heard serious murmurs about Wall successfully negotiating a buyout with the Rockets after his season on the sidelines — provided Houston remains unable to find a trade partner on a Wall deal.
It is still unclear, with Wall presumed to be essentially untradeable when he’s due $47.4 million next season, how much of that salary he would have to surrender in buyout talks to convince the Rockets to let him become a free agent. The latest Wall-related scuttle does, however, suggest that a pathway for the sides to get there is at last materializing.
Interest in Wall from the Clippers and Heat, if he can finally make his way onto the open market, has been mentioned for months. I’ve likewise been advised that the Lakers — resistant as they remain to trading Russell Westbrook to Houston for Wall by attaching draft capital as a sweetener for the Rockets — would consider Wall as a candidate for the roster if he is suddenly available via the buyout market.

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I’ve been repeatedly asked since my Friday piece on The Jalen Brunson Sweepstakes to handicap which team is in the lead to sign the coveted point guard in free agency. That can’t be accurately done yet. The Knicks have unquestionably positioned themselves as a very real threat to the Mavericks, but presumably only Brunson and his father, Knicks assistant coach Rick Brunson, know precisely where things stand. The closest thing to certainty on the Brunson front at this juncture, as Thursday’s 6 PM ET bell for the actual start of free agency approaches, is that Detroit and Indiana are no longer being mentioned as potential destinations.
As Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer first reported on June 16, Philadelphia’s James Harden is expected to exercise his $47.4 million player option for next season by Wednesday’s deadline and then sign a two-year extension with the Sixers rather than the maximum four-year extension he would be eligible to append to the option. Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey only amplified the belief that Harden’s return is all but assured during a news conference with local reporters after last Thursday’s draft when he said: “As you guys have heard, it’s a mutual lovefest, so we feel like we’ll work it out.”