Nemanja Bjelica, the forward with three-point range and a habit of missing 15-20 games a year, is done in Minnesota after three seasons.
That was pretty much settled when the Wolves withdrew their qualifying offer and let him become an unrestricted free agent, then signed Anthony Tolliver to take his role. It was confirmed Thursday with reports that Bjelica is signing a one-year deal with the 76ers.
Bjelica might have had more upside than Tolliver, having been in the league just three seasons, but he's already 30 and probably is what he is to a certain degree. Tolliver, 33, definitely is what he is, but in terms of short-term production — two guys on one-year deals — I'm going to go ahead and say Tolliver is a slight upgrade.
Tolliver shot the three better and more frequently (10.4 attempts per 100 possessions to Bjelica's 6.7) last season and has appeared in 24 more games in the past three seasons.
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