It was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski that the Sacramento Kings had waived Anthony Tolliver. This move was unexpected, and leaves many wondering what Sacramento is doing.
Anthony Tolliver was only guaranteed 2 million during the remainder of his contract, but Sacramento would’ve owed him 8 million if they were to keep him past this date. As Bobby Marks reported, the Kings can stretch this 2 million owed to Tolliver over three years, just taking a slight hit on the cap for each of the years.
Tolliver was an important veteran presence for Sacramento this past season, helping young players such as Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein improve their games. He was very unselfish, and stated earlier in the season he wants to help the younger guys out, so they can take his job in the future. That time is now, as Tolliver will no longer be with Sacramento.
Outside of being a tremendous vet, Tolliver also showcased a reliable three-point stroke in his 2016-2017 campaign. He shot 39% from deep, while averaging 7.1 points per game. Without a doubt, he was one of the best long-range shooters on the Kings, and his ability to stroke it from deep will be missed in the future.
It sucks to see such a great person, and reliable player leave, but the Kings must’ve felt it was best for the team. Tolliver was a fan favorite that everybody loved, so it will leave some fans heartbroken about Sacramento’s decision to let him go. Hopefully Tolliver goes to a better situation for him, and has a great remainder of his career. You will be missed, Anthony!