John Salmons


John Salmons

infobox NBA Player


name = John Salmons
nickname =Buck
position = Guard-Forward
height_ft = 6 | height_in = 6
weight_lbs = 207
team = Sacramento Kings
number = 15
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1979|12|12
birth_place = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
highschool = Plymouth-Whitemarsh
college = University of Miami
draft = 26th overall
draft_year = 2002
draft_team = San Antonio Spurs
career_start = 2002
career_end =
former_teams = Philadelphia 76ers (2002–2006)
awards =

John Rashall Salmons (born December 12 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings 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 School in 1997, and is in the 1,000 point club at his high school. He went on to play college basketball at the University of Miami, in Florida.

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 to the Philadelphia 76ers and played with Philadelphia 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. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2526850 Salmons nixes sign-and-trade deal with Raptors] , Associated Press, July 22, 2006]

On July 24, 2006, Salmons signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings. [ [http://www.tsn.ca/nba/news_story/?ID=172240&hubname=nba John Salmons signs with Kings] , Canadian Press, July 24, 2006] 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.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

-
align="left" | 2002–03
align="left" | Philadelphia
64 || 1 || 7.9 || .414 || .323 || .743 || .9 || .7 || .3 || .1 || 2.1
-
align="left" | 2003–04
align="left" | Philadelphia
77 || 24 || 20.8 || .387 || .340 || .772 || 2.5 || 1.7 || .8 || .2 || 5.8
-
align="left" | 2004–05
align="left" | Philadelphia
58 || 8 || 17.1 || .405 || .341 || .729 || 2.1 || 2.0 || .7 || .2 || 4.1
-
align="left" | 2005–06
align="left" | Philadelphia
82 || 24 || 25.1 || .420 || .299 || .775 || 2.7 || 2.7 || .9 || .2 || 7.5
-
align="left" | 2006–07
align="left" | Sacramento
79 || 19 || 27.0 || .456 || .357 || .779 || 3.3 || 3.2 || .9 || .3 || 8.5
-
align="left" | 2007–08
align="left" | Sacramento
81 || 41 || 31.1 || .477 || .325 || .823 || 4.3 || 2.6 || 1.1 || .4 || 12.5
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
441 || 117 || 22.2 || .438 || .333 || .787 || 2.7 || 2.2 || .8 || .2 || 7.1
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

Playoffs

-
align="left" | 2002–03
align="left" | Philadelphia
6 || 0 || 2.7 || .000 || .000 || .000 || .5 || .0 || .0 || .0 || .0
-
align="left" | 2004–05
align="left" | Philadelphia
2 || 0 || 2.0 || .000 || .000 || .000 || .0 || .5 || .0 || .0 || .0
-
align="left" | Career
align="left" |
8 || 0 || 2.5 || .000 || .000 || .000 || .4 || .1 || .0 || .0 || .0
###@@@KEYEND@@@###

References

External links

* [http://aol.nba.com/playerfile/john_salmons/index.html?nav=page John Salmons player profile at NBA.com]


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