Salmons with the Chicago Bulls
|No. 5 – Sacramento Kings|
|Small forward / Shooting guard|
December 12, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||207 lb (94 kg)|
(Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania)
|College||Miami (Florida) (1998–2002)|
|NBA Draft||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|Pro playing career||2002–present|
High school and college career
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.
Philadelphia 76ers (2002-2006)
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 rights to Randy Holcomb for Speedy Claxton to the Philadelphia 76ers for whom he played through the 2006 season, averaging 4.1 points per game.
Sacramento Kings (2006-2009)
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.
On July 24, 2006, Salmons signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings. 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.
Chicago Bulls (2009-2010)
Salmons was traded to the Chicago Bulls along with former Bull Brad Miller on February 18, 2009 in exchange for four players. 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)
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. 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-present)
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Salmons nixes sign-and-trade deal with Raptors, Associated Press, July 22, 2006
- John Salmons signs with Kings, Canadian Press, July 24, 2006
- Iverson doesn't start, but Nuggets rally around the Answer
- "Bulls acquire Miller and Salmons". NBA.com. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
- "Bucks Acquire John Salmons from Bulls". NBA.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
- 2011 Draft Day Trade Tracker
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