Tolliver will provide depth behind Josh Smith at power forward. He provides a floor-stretching big man that'll hustle every minute he's on the floor.
I can honestly say, Anthony Tolliver was one of my favorite TWolves players these past two seasons. He's an intelligent, energy guy that's a big plus for the Atlanta Hawks!
Ultimately the Timberwolves chose Louis Amundson over Anthony Tolliver. The biggest difference between these two? Amundson is more of a gritty player that plays both frontcourt positions and can effectively guard bigger centers. Whereas Tolliver can play small forward, power forward and center. But defensively he's a liability at small forward & center. With both players you get energy & hustle. With Amundson you get some more rebounds and inside buckets and Tolliver is a bit more athletic and can step out to the three.
All in all, I think both players will thrive with their new teams. Tolliver will also get more opportunities and minutes with the Atlanta Hawks, as well. So, I'm definitely happy for him.
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