Nov 16, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Anthony Tolliver (43) looks to pass the ball while Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole (30) defends during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. Miami defeated Charlotte 97-81. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns, Anthony Tolliver agree to two-year deal

The Phoenix Suns went from a sure-fire lottery team in 2013-14 to a team that came within mere inches of making the postseason as they stayed in the hunt for the final Western Conference playoff slot until the second to last day of the regular season.

Now that they’ve shown they can run with the big boys in the West, the Suns are starting to find pieces that work for them and can help them become the contenders they were last season — only so much more than that. According to Shams Charania from Real GM, the Suns and free agent Anthony Tolliver have agreed to a two-year deal worth $6 million.

It’s a great opportunity for me,” Tolliver said by phone. “I went into this free agency and it worked out perfectly when Phoenix contacted my agent. With a great nucleus of young players, and the respect I have for Ryan [McDonough], Jeff Hornacek and the entire organization, it’s a perfect situation. For me, I want to go in there and help any way I can.

The addition of Tolliver means that the Suns make up for the loss of Channing Frye and gives the team a player who can help the young roster grow together as contenders.

It seems that the NBA is always better off when Phoenix is having a good year and last year was just a teaser to what we can expect out of the Suns moving forward with 2014-15.

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