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Pistons bring back Anthony Tolliver for 1 year
Thursday Jul 13, 2017 12:00am

(AUBURN HILLS) - Anthony Tolliver is returning to the Detroit Pistons. A person with firsthand knowledge of the process says the Pistons landed Tolliver and gave him a one year deal with $3.3 million. In addition to talking with Tolliver, the Pistons were also engaged with another former Piston, Boston Celtics free agent Jonas Jerebko, and “several other” power forwards with outside shooting capability. Tolliver’s first stint with the Pistons began the day before Christmas in 2014 when they traded seldom-used forward Tony Mitchell to the Phoenix Suns for the 6 foot 8, 240 pounder. At the time, the first year of the Stan Van Gundy reign was off to a rocky 5-23 start. But the move, coupled with the earlier jettisoning of Josh Smith, ignited the Pistons on a 12-3 run that ended when point guard Brandon Jennings went down for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Tolliver, 32, provided a bench spark and leadership the moment he joined the Pistons and it culminated with a playoff appearance in 2016. The Pistons let him walk before this past season, and the team stumbled to a 37-45 mark and failed to reach the playoffs. He signed with the Kings, playing one season, before being waived earlier in the off-season. He is a career 36% three-point shooter.

Anthony Tolliver will once again be wearing a Detroit Piston's uniform (photo courtesy of mlive)
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