On July 1, 2019, the Trail Blazers signed free agent Anthony Tolliver on a one-year, $2.6 million dollar deal. Tolliver provides depth at the power forward position, which was a bit thin heading into this upcoming season.
Looks like he is eager to begin his journey in a Trail Blazers jersey. Tolliver posted a highlight video to his personal instagram account from a run the other day:
A post shared by anthony tolliver (@atolliver44) on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:32am PDT
Tolliver is hitting from all over the court: taking his man down the baseline, smooth step backs, three-pointers. This was a great pickup for the Portland Trail Blazers. The 34-year-old shows leadership, experience and skill in this short 55 second highlight clip.
In his introductory press conference, Tolliver said to the media, "I was really looking for an opportunity to go to a team where I was valued and wanted. They made that very clear. I haven't had free agency go this quickly in my entire career. But I couldn't really pass up the opportunity to play for a contender and play with guys like Dame and CJ and there are a lot of great players on this team… And also, kind of watching the playoffs last year, how they got double-teamed a lot and that's literally how guys like myself can excel."
We are just 69 days out from the debut of Tolliver and the Portland Trail Blazers' season-opener at home vs. the Denver Nuggets.
The offseason work doesnt stop for Anthony Tolliver originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest