Grizzlies seek to keep Anthony Tolliver for season restart

For those of you wondering when we will be able to see some NBA roster transactions, the day is almost here. On Saturday, ESPN reported that the league will open up a transaction window from from Tuesday, June 23 through Tuesday, June 30.

If you can remember all the way back to when the season was being played, you will recall that the Grizzlies signed big man and 11-year NBA veteran Anthony Tolliver to a 10-day contract. Before the halt of the season, Tolliver appeared in 5 games for Memphis and averaged 5 points and 2 rebounds in 19 minutes per game. The forward is a career 37% three point shooter on 3 attempts per game.

Brandon Clarke will likely be back from injury, which will clog up the post minutes some, but according to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Memphis will seek to keep Tolliver on their roster.

Tolliver’s ability to space the floor will give coach Taylor Jenkins more tools to use when guiding his team through the restart.

Also, over the weekend news broke that players considering entering the NBA draft will have more time to contemplate their decision.

The draft will be held on Friday, October 16th, when it previously was scheduled for the 15th. The reason for the date shuffle was to avoid Thursday night football and a presidential debate.

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