|Born||June 1, 1985|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Kickapoo (Springfield, Missouri)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2008–2009||San Antonio Spurs|
|2009||Galatasaray Cafe Crown|
|2009||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2010||Golden State Warriors|
|2019–2020||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Anthony Lamar Tolliver (born June 1, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Creighton Bluejays.
High school and college career
Tolliver committed to Creighton in the fall of 2002. He was one of four players from his Kickapoo High School team to play Division I basketball; the team ended his senior season of 2002–03 ranked 12th by the USA Today and as the Missouri Class 5A State Champions.
At Creighton, Tolliver played in a reserve role during his freshman season behind veterans Brody Deren, Mike Grimes, and Joe Dabbert, but saw action in 27 games. He started 30 of Creighton's 34 games his sophomore season, including an 8-point, 7-rebound performance in a 75-57 victory over Missouri State in the 2005 MVC tournament championship game.
Tolliver earned second-team all-MVC honors during his junior season and had a memorable last-second shot to win a game against Wichita State on January 28, 2006.
Tolliver was named first-team all MVC, a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS award, and to the Collegeinsider.com mid-major All-America team during his senior year, and helped Creighton return to the NCAA Tournament and a 22-11 record. Tolliver started all 33 of the team's games and broke the 1,000 point mark for his career in his final collegiate game against Nevada in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. While playing for Creighton, he developed a unique ability to draw charging penalties while on defense.
Iowa Energy (2007–2008)
After going undrafted out of Creighton in 2007, Tolliver spent the preseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers, making the opening-day roster, but never playing. He spent much of the 2007–08 season with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game,
San Antonio Spurs (2008–2009)
Tolliver spent the early part of the 2008–09 campaign shuttling between San Antonio and Austin of the D-League. After appearing in 11 early games with San Antonio (averaging 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game), he was sent to Austin for six games, where he averaged 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in his second D-League stint. He appeared in eight more games with San Antonio before being waived January 7, 2009.
Return to Iowa (2009)
Tolliver signed with the Iowa Energy again shortly after. Tolliver then signed with New Orleans after three games with Iowa. After his ten-day contract expired without renewal, he returned to Iowa for a third stint.
Idaho Stampede (2009)
In December 2009, Tolliver was playing for the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.
Portland Trail Blazers (2009)
In December 2009, the Portland Trail Blazers signed Tolliver to a short-term contract. The Blazers were able to temporarily sign a 16th player, one more than the usual league maximum, after the NBA granted the team a hardship exemption following a series of injuries to several key players.
Return to Idaho (2010)
Tolliver played two games for Portland before being released on December 29, 2009, returning to Idaho.
Golden State Warriors (2010)
On January 17, 2010, Tolliver was signed to a 10-day contract by the Golden State Warriors, who were also struggling with injuries. He was signed to a contract through the rest of the 2009–10 season on February 7, 2010.
On April 7, 2010, Tolliver scored a career-high 34 points, shooting 14 for 22 from the field and 5 for 7 from the line. He also made one three-pointer and grabbed 8 rebounds. During the 2009–2010 season with the Warriors, he averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2010–2012)
Atlanta Hawks (2012–2013)
Charlotte Bobcats (2013–2014)
Phoenix Suns (2014)
Detroit Pistons (2014–2016)
Sacramento Kings (2016–2017)
Return to Detroit (2017–2018)
On July 14, 2017, Tolliver signed a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Detroit Pistons. He finished second in 3-point shooting percentage in the league after shooting 46.1%, behind only teammate Reggie Bullock.
Return to Minnesota (2018–2019)
Return to Portland (2019–2020)
Return to Sacramento (2020)
On January 20, 2020, Tolliver was traded back to the Sacramento Kings along with Kent Bazemore and two future second round picks in exchange for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan. On February 29, 2020, Tolliver was waived by the Kings after appearing in 9 games.
Memphis Grizzlies (2020)
On March 2, 2020, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that they had signed Tolliver to a 10-day contract. On June 22, the Grizzlies announced they would bring back Tolliver for the restart of the 2020 NBA season.
Philadelphia 76ers (2021)
On April 12, 2021, Tolliver signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. On April 22, he signed a second 10-day contract and ten days later, he signed for the rest of the season. On August 27, he was waived by the Sixers after playing 11 games and averaging 1.5 points 0.9 rebounds and 0.2 assists 
Tolliver is a member of the "Starting Five", along with Malcolm Brogdon, Joe Harris, Justin Anderson, and Garrett Temple. Their goal was to raise $225,000 through Hoops2O, founded by Brogdon, to fund five wells in East Africa by the end of the 2018–19 season. By February 2020, the charity had funded the construction of ten wells in Tanzania and Kenya, bringing water to over 52,000 citizens.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Creighton-Wichita State '06
- The NBA Player Who's So Good At Taking Charges We Created a Stat For Him
- Basketball: Ex-Bluejays Funk, Tolliver experience fans' enthusiasm. Retrieved on February 28, 2009
- Tolliver's D-League Career Stats Archived February 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved February 28, 2009
- Stats during 2007/08 Bundesliga season Archived August 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine (in German)
- Spurs sign Anthony Tolliver
- Spurs Recall Anthony Tolliver
- Spurs Waive Anthony Tolliver
- New Orleans Hornets sign free-agent center Anthony Tolliver to 10-day contract Archived January 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on January 23, 2009
- Two New Forwards for Galatasaray Café Crown Accessed February 28, 2009
- Smith, Brian T. (December 17, 2009). "Blazers sign Tolliver as 16th player". The Columbian. Archived from the original on December 20, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
- Freeman, Joe (December 16, 2009). "NBA grants Trail Blazers hardship exception, giving them chance to sign a 16th player". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
- Portland Trail Blazers waive Anthony Tolliver and send Patty Mills to Stampede
- Warriors Sign Anthony Tolliver To 10-Day Contract Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Timberwolves announce Tolliver signing Archived August 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- "Hawks add James Anderson, Keith Benson, Damion James, Carldell Johnson, Anthony Tolliver to training camp". Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- Cats Sign Tolliver Archived August 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- Suns Sign Anthony Tolliver
- "Suns sign Tolliver to help fill void left by Frye". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
- "Detroit Pistons Acquire Forward Anthony Tolliver". NBA.com. December 24, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- "Kings Sign Four Free Agents". NBA.com. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- Wells, Adam. "Anthony Tolliver Waived by Kings After 1 Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
- Maloney, Jack (June 1, 2017). "NBA Free Agency 2017: Kings reportedly waive journeyman Anthony Tolliver". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
- "Pistons sign Anthony Tolliver, re-sign Reggie Bullock". FoxSports.com. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- "Anthony Tolliver signs a one-year deal with the Pistons". PistonPowered. July 11, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
- "2018-19 Pistons Profile: Reggie Bullock | Detroit Pistons". Detroit Pistons. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
- "Timberwolves Sign Anthony Tolliver". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
- "Reports: Wolves, Tolliver agree to 1-year deal". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
- "Trail Blazers Sign Forward Anthony Tolliver". NBA.com. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
- "Kings Acquire Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver, 2024 and 2025 Second-Round Draft Selections". NBA.com. January 20, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
- "Kings Waive Anthony Tolliver". NBA.com. February 29, 2020. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
- "Memphis Grizzlies sign Anthony Tolliver to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 2, 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
- Brown, Larry (June 22, 2020). "Anthony Tolliver, Grizzlies agree to deal for resumed season". Larry Brown Sports. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
- "76ers Sign Anthony Tolliver to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. April 12, 2021. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
- Philadelphia 76ers [@sixers] (April 22, 2021). "We have signed Anthony Tolliver to a second 10-day contract" (Tweet). Retrieved April 26, 2021 – via Twitter.
- Philadelphia 76ers [@sixers] (May 2, 2021). "We have signed Anthony Tolliver to a contract for the rest of the season" (Tweet). Retrieved May 4, 2021 – via Twitter.
- Philadelphia 76ers [@sixers] (August 27, 2021). "We have waived Anthony Tolliver" (Tweet). Retrieved October 31, 2021 – via Twitter.
- "Anthony Tolliver".
- "Pelicans will be Anthony Tolliver's 12th NBA team". Hoopshype.com. December 26, 2021. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
- "Pelicans void Anthony Tolliver's Contract". Hoopshype.com. December 28, 2021. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
- "It's Bigger Than Ball: Waterboys Teams Up With The NBA". Waterboys. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
- Squadron, Alex (August 17, 2020). "Malcolm Brogdon's Mission to Bring Clean Water to East Africa". SLAM. Retrieved May 27, 2021.