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John Rashalld Salmons (born December 12, 1979, in Philadelphiamarker, Pennsylvaniamarker) is an Americanmarker professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.

High school and college career

Salmons was a member of a Pennsylvania high school state championship team while at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High Schoolmarker in 1997, where he reached the 1,000 point club. He went on to play college basketball at the University of Miamimarker, in Floridamarker.

NBA career

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.

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.

Salmons was traded to the Chicago Bulls along with former Bull Brad Miller on February 18, 2009 in exchange for four players.

Personal life

In mid-October 2009, Salmons and his wife became the parents of a baby girl. It was the couple's second child.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

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
Career
520 191 24.6 .448 .362 .799 3.0 2.4 .9 .2 8.8

Playoffs

2002–03
Philadelphia
6 0 2.7 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
2004–05
Philadelphia
2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 .0
2008–09
Chicago
7 7 44.7 .402 .316 .853 4.4 2.3 1.3 1.0 18.1
Career
15 7 22.2 .398 .308 .806 2.3 1.1 .6 .5 8.5

References

  1. Salmons nixes sign-and-trade deal with Raptors, Associated Press, July 22, 2006
  2. John Salmons signs with Kings, Canadian Press, July 24, 2006
  3. Iverson doesn't start, but Nuggets rally around the Answer
  4. K.C. Johnson. "Rose, Salmons, Hunter miss Sunday Bulls practice". Chicago Tribune. October 18, 2009. Retrieved on November 1, 2009.
  5. Salmons, John
  6. Rose-less Bulls get best of Timberwolves; Love injured


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