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According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Grizzlies are the “likely destination” for the veteran forward:
Tolliver, 35, appeared in five games for the Grizzlies before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the season to be suspended. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game, shooting an impressive 41.2 percent from three.
Staying in Memphis would make sense for Tolliver. He was getting solid minutes before the season was put on hiatus and the Grizzlies 32-33 are the current eighth seed in the Western Conference, with a 3.5-game lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings, a four-game lead over the San Antonio Spurs and a six-game lead over the Phoenix Suns.
Those five teams chasing the Grizzlies will all be in Orlando fighting for a playoff berth. If the Nos. 8 and 9 seeds in the West finish within four games of each other, a play-in tournament will decide which team gets the final spot.
Barring a monumental collapse, the Grizzlies should be one of those two teams, giving Tolliver an excellent shot at playing postseason basketball if he remains with Memphis.