John Salmons

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John Salmons
John Salmons.jpg
Salmons with the Chicago Bulls
No. 15 – New Orleans Pelicans
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1979-12-12) December 12, 1979 (age 35)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school Plymouth-Whitemarsh
(Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania)
College Miami (Florida) (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
20022006 Philadelphia 76ers
20062009 Sacramento Kings
20092010 Chicago Bulls
20102011 Milwaukee Bucks
20112013 Sacramento Kings
2013–2014 Toronto Raptors
2014–present New Orleans Pelicans
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big East (2002)
  • Third-team All-Big East (2001)

John Rashall Salmons (born December 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Miami.

High school and college career[edit]

Salmons was a member of a Pennsylvania high school state championship team while at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in 1997, where he reached the 1,000 point club. He went on to play college basketball at the University of Miami, in Florida, where he was a four-year starter for the Hurricanes. He started 107 consecutive games for Miami, the second longest streak in school history. He was also the first player in school history to surpass 1000 career points (1287), 600 rebounds (687), 400 assists (433) and 150 steals (192).[1]

NBA career[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers (2002–2006)[edit]

Salmons was drafted out of the University of Miami, with the 26th overall selection by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2002 NBA Draft. He was then immediately traded with Mark Bryant and the rights to Randy Holcomb to the Philadelphia 76ers for Speedy Claxton for whom he played through the 2006 season, averaging 4.1 points per game.

Sacramento Kings (2006–2009)[edit]

Salmons was set to be acquired by the Toronto Raptors on July 13, 2006, in a sign-and-trade deal with Philadelphia. On July 21, 2006, however, there were reports that Salmons was having second thoughts about going to Toronto, and the sign and trade to Toronto was canceled.[2]

On July 24, 2006, Salmons signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings.[3] On December 22, 2006, he recorded his first triple-double of his NBA career against the Denver Nuggets with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.[4]

Chicago Bulls (2009–2010)[edit]

Salmons was traded to the Chicago Bulls along with former Bull Brad Miller on February 18, 2009 in exchange for four players.[5] He proved to be a key contributor in the Bulls making the 2009 NBA Playoffs, continuing to average over 18 points per game for the season. Salmons also logged a whopping 44.7 minutes per game in the playoffs, as there were a combined 7 overtime periods in the Bulls' first round series against the Boston Celtics. The Bulls were eventually eliminated in game seven of that series.

Milwaukee Bucks (2010–2011)[edit]

On February 18, 2010, Salmons was sent to the Milwaukee Bucks for Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander. Additionally, the Bulls traded their second round picks in 2011 and 2012 to Milwaukee, with the Bucks given the option to swap first round picks, provided it is not a top 10 pick, in 2010 NBA Draft.[6] Salmons averaged nearly 20 points per game for the Bucks after his acquisition. He opted out of his final year of his contract but then signed a 5 year deal to stay with the Bucks.

Return to the Sacramento Kings (2011–2013)[edit]

On June 23, 2011 he was traded back to the Sacramento Kings as part of a three-way deal among the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats. The Kings also received Jimmer Fredette.[7]

Toronto Raptors (2013–2014)[edit]

On December 9, 2013, the Kings traded Salmons, along with Greivis Vásquez, Patrick Patterson, and Chuck Hayes to the Toronto Raptors for Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy, and Aaron Gray.[8]

On June 30, 2014, Salmons was traded, along with a 2015 second round pick, to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Louis Williams and the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira.[9] On July 10, 2014, he was waived by the Hawks.[10]

New Orleans Pelicans (2014–present)[edit]

On August 26, 2014, Salmons signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[11]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Philadelphia 64 1 7.9 .414 .323 .743 .9 .7 .3 .1 2.1
2003–04 Philadelphia 77 24 20.8 .387 .340 .772 2.5 1.7 .8 .2 5.8
2004–05 Philadelphia 58 8 17.1 .405 .341 .729 2.1 2.0 .7 .2 4.1
2005–06 Philadelphia 82 24 25.1 .420 .299 .775 2.7 2.7 .9 .2 7.5
2006–07 Sacramento 79 19 27.0 .456 .357 .779 3.3 3.2 .9 .3 8.5
2007–08 Sacramento 81 41 31.1 .477 .325 .823 4.3 2.6 1.1 .4 12.5
2008–09 Sacramento 53 53 37.4 .472 .418 .823 4.2 3.7 1.1 .2 18.3
2008–09 Chicago 26 21 37.7 .473 .415 .843 4.3 2.0 1.0 .6 18.3
2009–10 Chicago 51 28 33.2 .420 .380 .789 3.4 2.5 1.3 .4 12.7
2009–10 Milwaukee 30 28 37.6 .467 .385 .867 3.2 3.3 1.1 .1 19.9
2010–11 Milwaukee 73 70 35.0 .415 .379 .813 3.6 3.5 1.0 .4 14.0
2011–12 Sacramento 46 32 27.2 .409 .295 .644 2.9 2.0 .8 .2 7.5
2012–13 Sacramento 76 72 30.0 .399 .371 .773 2.7 3.0 .7 .3 8.8
2013–14 Sacramento 18 8 24.7 .350 .381 1.000 2.6 2.4 .7 .4 5.8
2013–14 Toronto 60 0 21.4 .368 .388 .733 2.0 1.7 .6 .2 5.0
Career 874 429 26.8 .432 .366 .800 3.0 2.5 .9 .3 9.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Philadelphia 6 0 2.7 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
2005 Philadelphia 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 .0
2009 Chicago 7 7 44.7 .402 .316 .853 4.4 2.3 1.3 1.0 18.1
2010 Milwaukee 7 7 40.7 .404 .174 .964 3.7 4.0 1.4 .6 17.0
2014 Toronto 6 0 12.8 .294 .167 1.000 1.0 .8 .3 .0 2.2
Career 28 14 24.8 .393 .243 .877 2.4 1.8 .8 .4 9.3

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