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Report: Sixers plan to sign Anthony Tolliver for the remainder of the season

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We now have clarity on who will permanently take the Sixers’ final roster spot.

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The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Friday that the Sixers intend to offer Anthony Tolliver a full contract for the remainder of the season.

This development isn’t that big of a surprise. The Sixers are coming down the final stretch of their 2020-21 season, with only 10 games left remaining on their schedule. Bringing in a new guy outside of Tolliver at this juncture of the season just didn’t seem very realistic.

Anthony Tolliver has been a fine addition to the Sixers when he has played — which hasn’t been much at all. He’s averaging just over 12 minutes per game through five appearances with lackluster shooting in the time given. He’s rarely been featured in the Sixers’ main rotation and there isn’t much evidence to suggest that will change anytime soon.

Tolliver will give the Sixers another stretch four outside of Mike Scott, who has had a very rough season to say the least. Tolliver could come in handy if the Sixers find themselves needing some extra floor spacing without sacrificing size down low in the postseason.

While this isn’t a blockbuster addition by any means, I think it’s a solid move. The market for stretch bigs has really dried up over the past few weeks and Tolliver was one of the best pure shooters left on the market. I like Tolliver’s chances of playing at some point over Mike Scott, assuming that the Sixers are pushed to do so in the coming weeks. While both aren’t giving you much, I do believe Tolliver can at least knock down 3s at a somewhat consistent rate.

Anthony Tolliver will be the final piece in adding players that the fans have been begging for the team to sign over the past few years — joining Seth Curry, Danny Green, and George Hill on that list. Welcome officially to Philadelphia, Anthony!