It was reported today that the Atlanta Hawks have signed Anthony Tolliver to a one-year deal worth the league-minimum $915,852.  The 6'8" power forward averaged 4.1 points per game and 3 rebounds per game for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.  He has career averages of 6.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game.  I am very confused by this signing for the Hawks.  They just signed power forwards Ivan Johnson and Mike Scott to contracts and requested waivers on Jordan Williams to clear things up at the four position.  I don't really see where Tolliver would fit into this team.  There are now four power forwards on the Hawks' roster right now: Josh Smith, Ivan Johnson, Anthony Tolliver, and Mike Scott.  I suppose one way the signing of Tolliver could make sense is if they are planning to send Scott to Bakersfield.  If that happened though, Coach Larry Drew would still have three power forwards to distribute minutes to.  We can expect Josh Smith to be the starting power forward, but look to see Johnson and Tolliver fighting for that second-string position in the preseason.  I wish Tolliver luck in his future in Atlanta.
Anthony Tolliver with MIN