Offensive Skills and Production
Anthony Tolliver’s traditional offensive stats do not leap off the page at you. For his career, Tolliver has played 19.6 minutes per game and averaged 1.1 3 pointers, 0.9 offensive rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 6.0 points per game on 40.9% from the field and 77.0% from the free throw line. Below is a video compilation of some of Mister Tolliver’s offensive skills to give you a glimpse of what he has to offer.
My colleague Rafe Wong recently wrote a great piece chronically Tolliver’s best shot which can be found here. Now let us examine the most beneficial offensive attributes he brings to Sacramento.
Tolliver brings 3 important offensive assets that the Kings are searching for. First, Tolliver brings effective 3 point shooting. He is a career 35.7% 3 point shooter and 39.3% on corner 3’s. He brings with that the ability to space the floor as a player who won’t command the ball. Tolliver is happy to be an ancillary option and knock down some 3 pointers. Second, Tolliver is a very effective finisher at the rim. He shoots 65.9% for his career from 0-2 feet from the basket. The last thing he brings is a veteran presence. The Kings need leadership and experience to form a cohesive unit on the offensive end of the floor and Mister Tolliver should bring that with him.
Tolliver struggles with his field goal percentage and is not much of a creator on offense, but if the Kings play to his strengths, he could be a net positive on offense.
Now let us look at Tolliver’s defensive skills and production to see how he stacks up there.