Report | Pistons agree to sign Anthony Tolliver

Dec. 23, 2015 - Atlanta, GA, USA - The Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teagues, left, and Paul Millsap get a steal from the Detroit Pistons' Anthony Tolliver, middle, on a double team on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The Hawks won, 107-100 (Photo by Curtis Compton/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
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The Detroit Pistons have agreed to sign free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver to a one-year, $3.3 million deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The 32-year-old Tolliver spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor, 39.1 percent from 3-point range and 74.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Tolliver’s ability to spread the floor should help a Pistons team that is in dire need of perimeter shooting, and last season, he posted a true-shooting percentage of 59.5 percent and an effective field-goal percentage of 57 percent.

This will actually mark Tolliver’s second stint with Detroit. He was traded to the Pistons from the Phoenix Suns in December 2014 and remained in Detroit through the 2015-16 season.

Tolliver, who played his college basketball at Creighton University, went undrafted but was eventually picked up by the San Antonio Spurs in the summer of 2008. He played 19 games for the Spurs during the 2008-09 campaign, averaging just 2.7 points and 2.2 boards while shooting a paltry 29.2 percent from the field.

Since then, the Springfield, Mo. native has been the definition of an NBA journeyman. Overall, Tolliver has played for nine teams.

After San Antonio parted ways with the 6-foot-8 forward, Tolliver landed with the Portland Trail Blazers. He played only two games for the Blazers before ending up with the Golden State Warriors, where he started 29 games throughout the 2009-10 season. Tolliver was very productive with the Warriors, averaging 12.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and two assists in 32.3 minutes per game. That has been Tolliver’s best season to date.

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