DALLAS — Anthony Tolliver will join the 76ers on Wednesday, in time for their much-anticipated game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center.
The power forward, who signed his 10-day contract Monday, is in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, his new teammates will cap their four-game road trip Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
The 35-year-old could provide depth in the front court if things pan out. Tolliver has played for 10 teams over 12 seasons in the NBA. He has career averages of 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 719 games, with 109 starts.
Tolliver split time last season among the Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Portland Trail Blazers. He’s a lot like Mike Scott in regard to being a power forward who can stretch the floor by knocking down three-pointers.
Tolliver shot 41.5% on threes in 13 games with the Grizzlies last season. He’s a 37.3% three-point shooter for his career. Tolliver will wear No. 43 for the Sixers.
Curry faces former team
Seth Curry downplayed his first game back in Dallas since the Mavs traded him to the Sixers.
“It will be a fun game, a good matchup between two good teams,” the shooting guard said following Monday’s shoot-around for that night’s game. “I don’t know how many fans they [are allowed to] have, but it’s always good to be back and see familiar faces and try to get another win.”
The Sixers acquired him from the Mavs on draft day, Nov. 18, in exchange for Josh Richardson and Tyler Bey, the 36th overall pick. Back on Feb. 25 at the Wells Fargo Center, Curry had 15 points to go with his game-high three steals in his first matchup against his former team, a 111-97 Sixers victory.
After the game, he said Dallas made a bad business decision by trading him. As a result, he was asked Monday if he has some personal feelings about facing the Mavs.
“No, nothing special,” he said. “It’s just basketball.”