Anthony Tolliver To Be New Edition to Portland Trail Blazers?

December 17th, 2009 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
Our Bloguin brother Wendell Maxey reported this morning that the Blazers may be picking up former Creighton stand-out Anthony Tolliver.

Tolliver spent four years at Creighton, graduating in 2007 averaging 13.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.7 blocks in his senior season. He then spent time with the Iowa Energy and even managed to play 19 games for the Spurs last season.

His current stint for the Idaho Stampede has drawn the eye of NBA scouts, specifically the depleted Trail Blazers. He's an intriguing big man who has the size (6'9", 240 lbs.) and stats (20.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg) to help out the Blazers right now.

D-League Digest also has more on Tolliver. Besides his pretty statistical numbers, it looks like he is capable of contributing on defense as well. An energy guy with a ton of motivation is exactly what we need. Here's what Weinman had to say:

"It was Tolliver who sprinted to the sideline to snare long rebounds from unsuspecting Dakota guards and revive multiple Idaho possessions, and it was Tolliver who fought his way to loose balls amidst the pack inside as well. Defensively, we saw more of ...

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