John Salmons

SF / Phoenix Suns / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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  • by R.J. White |

    Report: Suns expected to waive John Salmons, Kendall Marshall

    The Suns are expected to waive small forward John Salmons and point guard Kendall Marshall after acquiring the pair in deadline deals Thursday, the Arizona Republic reports. Salmons was part of the three-team deal that saw the Suns receive two first-round picks while shipping out Goran Dragic. Marshall is reportedly coming to the Suns in the three-team deal that will bring Brandon Knight to Phoenix and send a first-round pick along with Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee out of town.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Heat acquire Suns G Goran Dragic in three-team trade

    The Heat have finalized a deal to acquire embattled Suns guard Goran Dragic in a multiteam just moments before Thursday's trade deadline, Marc Stein of ESPN reports. The trade also includes the Pelicans, according to the Sun Sentinel. The teams announced the trade Thursday night. Miami shipped Danny Granger and two future first-round picks, a top-seven protected 2017 first-round pick and an unprotected 2021 first-round pick, to Phoenix. Goran's brother, Zoran Dragic, was also included in the deal and will head to Miami. The Pelicans received Justin Hamilton, Norris Cole and Shawne Williams from Miami, and shipped John Salmons, who will be waived, to Phoenix. Dragic was on the trading block for the last week after he told reporters he didn't trust the Suns' front office heading into free agency at the end of the season. Miami was on the list of Dragic's preferred destinations (Knicks, Lakers) prior to the deadline, and the deal was made with the belief that he'll sign a contract extension with Miami in July, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The 28-year-old posted career-best numbers in points per game (20.3) and field goal percentage (50.5) last season. This season, he is averaging 12 points, 4.5 assists and 2.2 turnovers per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the field in 52 games. According to the Palm Beach Post, Dragic's 35.5 percent accuracy from 3-point range is down from 40.8 last year, but would rank fifth on Miami's roster. Cole will be a free agent this offseason and wasn't expected to return to Miami before the deal was made, per the Associated Press. Meanwhile, New Orleans and Williams are expected to reach an agreement on a contract buyout, per Wojnarowski.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Pelicans' John Salmons will not play 'any time soon'

    Pelicans coach Monty Williams told reporters on Tuesday the team does not expect forward John Salmons to play in the near future, reports The Times-Picaynue. Salmons missed Tuesday's game against the Suns for undisclosed personal reasons and Salmons is not expected to travel with the team to San Antonio for Wednesday's game. In 18 games, Salmons is averaging 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Pelicans forward John Salmons out Tuesday for personal reasons

    Pelicans backup forward John Salmons will miss Tuesday's game against the Suns due to personal reasons, according to The Times-Picayune.

  • by R.J. White |

    Pelicans F John Salmons to return Saturday

    Pelicans forward John Salmons will return to action Saturday after missing two games to attend the birth of his child, the team's website reports. He's played just 15 minutes in two games this season, failing to score while going 0 for 2 from the field.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Pelicans will be without Luke Babbitt, Darius Miller, John Salmons

    Pelicans coach Monty Williams told reporters he'll be without Luke Babbitt, Darius Miller and John Salmons Tuesday night against Charlotte, per the team's official website. Salmons is still away from the team to attend the birth of his child. Babbitt sprained the middle finger on his left hand Monday against Memphis. Miller was labeled inactive for the game due to personal reasons.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Pelicans F John Salmons away to attend the birth of his child

    Pelicans forward John Salmons was away from the team and unavailable to play Monday night against Memphis in order attend the birth of his child, according to the team's official website. Salmons has yet to score a point through his first two appearances this season.

  • by Chris Towers |

    John Salmons waived for cap savings

    The Hawks officially waived forward John Salmons Friday, after acquiring him in a cap-clearing move at the draft. Salmons was due a $7 million salary for 2014-15 season, but the Hawks were able to waive him while paying just $1 million of that. He averaged just 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 78 games for the Raptors and Kings last season.

  • by Joe Polito |

    Hawks swap Lou Williams for Raptors' John Salmons

    The Raptors improved their backcourt depth Sunday by acquiring guard Lou Williams in a deal with the Hawks. According to Yahoo Sports, Atlanta receives forward John Salmons, and Atlanta also obtain the rights to Lucas Nogueira. Williams played sparingly for the Hawks after returning form knee surgery. He averaged 10.4 points and 3.5 assists on the year. Salmons was sent to Toronto in the Rudy Gay trade but failed to make an impact. Nogueira was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 draft and played center in the Spanish ACB League last season.

  • by Chris Towers |

    John Salmons likely to be waived

    The Raptors will likely waive forward John Salmons in the coming days, if they cannot find a trade partner, reports the Toronto Sun Wednesday. Salmons is due $7 million next season, but the Raptors can cut that to $1 million if he is waived by June 30. Salmons was acquired by the Raptors in a midseason trade with the Kings, appearing in 60 games off the bench and averaging 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

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