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John Salmons

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 60 games (zero starts) for the Toronto Raptors, averaged 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks in 21.4 minutes... Traded by the Sacramento Kings with Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez to the Toronto Raptors for Quincy Acy, Rudy Gay and Aaron Gray on December 19, 2013... Appeared in 18 games (eight starts) for the Sacramento Kings, averaged 5.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocks in 24.7 minutes... Inactive for two games. DNP-CD for one game… Reached double figures scoring 15 times, including 11 times with Toronto… Led the team in assists twice and bench scoring 11 times… Scored a bench-high 12 points Apr. 2 vs. Houston… Recorded 13 points and a team high-tying four assists Feb. 3 at Utah… Added 11 points and a season and team-high nine assists Jan. 31 at Denver… Missed one game (Jan. 19) due to back spasms… Left in the second quarter Jan. 17 vs. Minnesota with back spasms… Scored in double figures in three straight games (Jan. 11-15)... Led the bench with 11 points and tied his season-high with a trio of three-pointers Dec. 27 at New York. Attempted a season-high seven three-pointers against the Knicks… Matched his season-high with 14 points Dec. 22 at Oklahoma City… Scored 11 points and matched his season-high with six boards Dec. 18 vs. Charlotte… Totaled three points and two rebounds in his Toronto debut Dec. 13 vs. Philadelphia… Acquired Dec. 9 from Sacramento along with Greivis Vasquez, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson in exchange for Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray… Averaged 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18 games (eight starts) with Sacramento… Averaged 4.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists as a starter… Scored a season-high 14 points Nov. 29 vs. L.A. Clippers… Grabbed a season-high six rebounds Nov. 20 at Phoenix

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 8.8 ppg (.399 FG%, .371 3pt%, .773 FT%), 2.7 rpg, 3.0 apg, and 30.0 mpg in 76 games (reserve in 4) ... On Inactive List (flu) in one game (1/30) ... Scored in double-figures in 28 games, 20 or more points in seven ... Dished out 10 or more assists in one game ... Recorded one double-double ... Led the Kings in scoring in nine games, rebounding in two and assists in 14 ... Had four-point plays on 3/3/13 vs. Charlotte and 3/27 at Golden State. Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded season-high 23 points (9-12 FG, 2-4 3pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, four assists in 33 minutes in win vs. Boston (12/30) ... Buried career-high six three-pointers en route to 18 points in 37 minutes at New Orleans (2/24).

2011-12: Averaged 7.5 ppg (.409 FG%, .295 3pt%, .644 FT%), 2.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, and 27.2 mpg in 46 games (started 32) ... NWT-stomach virus in one game ... Placed on Inactive List two games (sore hip) ... Missed 17 games due to a sore right hip (3/28-4/26) ... Scored in double-figures in 15 games ... Led Kings in assists in three games. Top-Single Game Performance: Recorded a season-high 19 points (8-14 FG, 3-4 3pt), eight rebounds, and two assists in 38 minutes.

2010-11: Played in 73 games (started 70) in his first full season with the Bucks and averaged 14.0 ppg (.415 FG%, .379 3pt%, .813 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, and 1.0 spg in 35.0 mpg ... Led the team in points 16 times, assists 22 times and steals 17 times ... Recorded 10 or more points in a team-high 50 games, 20 or more points in 15 games and 30 or more points twice ... Missed one game on 12/15/10 with back spasms and eight games from 1/19/11 through 1/31/11 due to right hip soreness.

2009-10: Split the season with Chicago (51 games) and Milwaukee (30 games) and averaged 15.4 ppg (.441 FG%, .382 3pt%, .830 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 2.8 apg, and 1.2 spg ... Led Milwaukee in scoring in 16 of his 30 games with the team ... Scored in double-figures in 27 of his 30 games ... Bucks went 22-8 with him in the lineup.

2008-09: Appeared in a total of 79 games with Sacramento and Chicago (74 starts) ... Averaged 18.3 ppg (.472 FG%, .417 3pt%, .830 FT%), 4.2 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.1 spg in 37.5 mpg (17th in the NBA) ... As a Bull, he led the team in scoring six times and in assists twice ... Recorded 23 games with 10 or more points, 11 games with 20 or more points and two games with 30 or more points ... Missed one game due to a left thigh strain on 12/2/08 and one game due to a left groin strain on 3/31/09.

2007-08: Averaged 12.5 ppg (.477 FG%, .325 3pt%, .823 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.2 spg, and 31.1 mpg in 81 games (started 41) for Sacramento ... Accrued averages of 17.5 ppg (.497 FG%, .385 3pt%, .811 FT%), 5.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, and 1.6 spg as a starter ... Finished 40th in the NBA in free-throw percentage and 41st in steals (including 40th in steals per turnover ratio) ... Logged five double-doubles ... Led the Kings in scoring in 11 contests, in rebounding six times, and assists in 13 games ... Missed one game due to a sprained right ankle on 3/16/08 vs. Toronto.

2006-07: Averaged 8.5 ppg (.456 FG%, .357 3pt%, .779 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, and 27.0 mpg in 79 games (19 starts) with the Kings.

2005-06: Posted 7.5 ppg (.420 FG%, .299 3pt%, .775 FT%), 2.7 rpg and 2.7 apg in 25.1 mpg and played in all 82 games (24 starts) for the Sixers ... As a starter, averaged 9.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.0 apg, and 32.1 mpg ... Totaled three double-doubles and scored 10-plus points 31 times.

2004-05: Played in 58 games (eight starts) and averaged 4.1 ppg (.405 FG%, .341 3pt%, .729 FT%), 2.1 rpg and 2.0 apg in 17.1 mpg

2003-04: In his sophomore campaign, posted 5.8 ppg (.387 FG%, .340 3pt%, .772 FT%), 2.5 rpg, 1.7 apg and 20.8 mpg in 77 games (24 starts) ... Scored 20 or more points three times.

2002-03: Played in 64 games (one start) as a rookie averaging 2.1 ppg (.414 FG%, .323 3pt%, .743 FT%), making his NBA debut vs. Orlando on 10/29/02 ... Made first career start vs. Phoenix on 12/13/02, scored six points to go with six rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes ... Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Reebok Pro Summer League in Boston.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by San Antonio out of the University of Miami with the 26th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft ... Traded by San Antonio with Mark Bryant and Randy Holcomb to Philadelphia in exchange for Speedy Claxton (6/26/02) ... Signed as a free agent with Sacramento (7/24/06) ... Traded to Chicago along with Brad Miller in exchange for Drew Gooden, Andres Nocioni, Michael Ruffin and Cedric Simmons (2/18/09) ... Sent to Milwaukee from Chicago along with second-round draft picks in 2011 and 2012 and the option to switch first-round picks (11-30) in the 2010 NBA Draft in exchange for Joe Alexander and Hakim Warrick (2/18/10) ... Re-signed to a multi-year contract by the Milwaukee Bucks (7/8/10) ... Traded to Sacramento with the draft rights to Jimmer Fredette in a three-team deal that sent guard Beno Udrih to the Milwaukee Bucks and the draft rights to Bismack Biyombo to the Charlotte Bobcats (6/23/11) ... Traded by the Sacramento Kings with Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez to the Toronto Raptors for Quincy Acy, Rudy Gay and Aaron Gray (12/9/13) ... Traded by the Toronto Raptors to the Atlanta Hawks for Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira (6/29/14) ... Waived by the Atlanta Hawks (7/11/14)... Signed by the New Orleans Hornets (7/14/14)

COLLEGE:
Averaged 10.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.6 spg and 30.8 mpg in 124 games for the University of Miami ... For his career, shot 46.6 percent from the field, 32.1 from three and 80.5 from the line ... Led the Hurricanes to an 86-39 (.688) record during his career, marking the most victories over a four-year period in school history ... Started 107 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in Hurricane history (Kevin Norris, 108) ... Tied teammate Elton Tyler for first on Miami's games played list ... Was the first Miami player to surpass 1,000 career points (1,287), 600 rebounds (687), 400 assists (433), and 150 steals (192) ... Left school ranked 17th in scoring and third in assists and steals ... Recorded at least 50 steals in three straight seasons (1999-02), the only UM player with that distinction ... Awarded the Big East Sportsmanship Award, earned Second-Team All-Big East honors and was a Second-Team All-District 6 selection as a senior (2001-02).

PERSONAL:
Full name is John Rashad Salmons … Age 33 … Nickname is 'Buck' … Son of Sandra and John Salmons … Stepfather is Douglas Lillie … He and his wife, Taniesha, have a son, Josiah and a daughter, Saria … Majored in criminology/sociology at Miami … Would like to become a fashion designer after his playing career … … Served as the Honorary Commissioner for three seasons of the Sixers Neighborhood Basketball League (SNBL) … Led Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School to the 1997 Pennsylvania state basketball championship … Had his No. 45 prep jersey retired by his alma mater in 2002 … His favorite meal is spaghetti and meat sauce … Lists "The Usual Suspects" as his favorite film … Cites 'The Bible' as his favorite book ... Twitter: @BucSalmons.

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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 210 lbs./ 95.3 kg
Born: December 12, 1979
From: University of Miami
Draft: 1st Round (26th pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2013 - 2013
  Sacramento Kings 2011 - 2013
  Milwaukee Bucks 2009 - 2010
  Chicago Bulls 2009 - 2009
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Prior to NBA/Country: Miami (Fla.)/USA

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