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John Salmons

34-Year-Old    SF,SG    Toronto Raptors

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

5.2

REB

2.1

AST

1.9

STL

0.6

BLK

0.2

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Salmons now looks like the backup at small forward, but still has a strong chance at earning back the starting position. Even if he doesn't, he would still play more than 20 minutes per game, with a chance at breaking 25. Last season Salmons averaged 30 minutes per game, but...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 200 lbs   DOB: 12/12/1979  College: Miami (FL)   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #26 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with the Bucks in July 2010. Traded to the Kings in June 2011.

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Salmons is seeing 22.2 minutes on the court this season but only puts up 5.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks per game.

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John Salmons NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 58 17.1 4.1 2.1 2.0 0.7 0.2 0.5 40.5 72.9 0.9 0.2 1.9 1.6 34.1 1.5 3.6 0.6 0.8
2005-06 25 82 25.1 7.5 2.7 2.7 0.9 0.2 0.3 42.0 77.5 1.5 0.6 2.1 1.1 29.9 2.7 6.4 1.9 2.4
2006-07 26 79 27.0 8.5 3.3 3.2 0.9 0.3 0.5 45.6 77.9 1.5 0.6 2.7 1.4 35.7 3.0 6.5 2.0 2.6
2007-08 27 81 31.1 12.5 4.3 2.6 1.1 0.4 0.5 47.7 82.3 2.1 0.9 3.4 1.5 32.5 4.7 9.9 2.6 3.2
2008-09 28 79 37.5 18.3 4.2 3.2 1.1 0.3 1.6 47.2 83.0 2.1 0.7 3.5 3.8 41.7 6.5 13.8 3.6 4.4
2009-10 29 81 34.9 15.4 3.3 2.8 1.2 0.3 1.5 44.1 83.0 1.5 0.4 2.9 3.8 38.2 5.4 12.2 3.1 3.8
2010-11 30 MIL 73 35.0 14.0 3.6 3.5 1.0 0.4 1.1 41.5 81.3 1.9 0.4 3.3 3.0 37.9 5.1 12.3 2.7 3.3
2011-12 31 SAC 46 27.2 7.5 2.9 2.0 0.8 0.2 0.7 40.9 64.4 1.0 0.4 2.5 2.4 29.5 3.1 7.5 0.6 1.0
2012-13 32 SAC 76 30.0 8.8 2.7 3.0 0.7 0.3 1.3 39.9 77.3 1.1 0.4 2.3 3.5 37.1 3.2 8.1 1.1 1.4
2013-14 33 SAC 18 24.7 5.8 2.6 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.9 35.0 100.0 0.8 0.4 2.1 2.3 38.1 2.3 6.5 0.4 0.4
2013-14 33 TOR 60 21.4 5.0 2.0 1.7 0.6 0.2 0.8 36.8 73.3 0.7 0.2 1.8 2.0 38.8 1.8 4.9 0.6 0.8
2013-14 33 SAC/TOR 78 22.1 5.2 2.1 1.9 0.6 0.2 0.8 36.3 76.9 0.7 0.3 1.8 2.1 38.7 1.9 5.3 0.5 0.7
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John Salmons NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 18.3 6.0 1.3 1.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 52.9 50.0 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.8 57.1 2.3 4.3 0.5 1.0
Last 14 Days 7 18.7 6.4 1.6 1.4 0.0 0.1 1.3 45.5 75.0 0.7 0.3 1.3 2.3 56.3 2.1 4.7 0.9 1.1
Last 30 Days 16 16.5 4.1 1.4 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.8 37.9 64.3 0.7 0.2 1.2 1.7 48.1 1.4 3.6 0.6 0.9
Last 5 Games 5 18.6 6.6 1.2 1.4 0.0 0.0 1.4 50.0 50.0 0.6 0.4 0.8 2.6 53.8 2.4 4.8 0.4 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 18.1 5.4 1.2 1.6 0.4 0.1 1.0 46.3 75.0 0.7 0.2 1.0 1.9 52.6 1.9 4.1 0.6 0.8
Last 20 Games 20 16.8 4.1 1.7 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.7 36.8 68.8 0.7 0.3 1.4 1.6 45.2 1.4 3.8 0.6 0.8

 

John Salmons Upcoming Games with Projected Stats – Next 14 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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True Shooting Percentage

46.2%

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In 2013-14, John Salmons had a true shooting percentage of 46.2%.

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John Salmons NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 58 36.0 8.6 4.4 4.1 1.5 0.5 1.1 40.5 72.9 1.8 0.4 4.0 3.3 34.1 3.1 7.6 1.3 1.7
2005-06 25 82 36.0 10.8 3.8 3.9 1.3 0.2 0.5 42.0 77.5 2.2 0.8 3.0 1.5 29.9 3.8 9.1 2.7 3.5
2006-07 26 79 36.0 11.3 4.5 4.3 1.2 0.5 0.7 45.6 77.9 2.0 0.8 3.7 1.9 35.7 4.0 8.7 2.7 3.4
2007-08 27 81 36.0 14.5 5.0 3.0 1.3 0.4 0.6 47.7 82.3 2.4 1.1 3.9 1.7 32.5 5.4 11.4 3.1 3.7
2008-09 28 79 36.0 17.6 4.1 3.0 1.0 0.3 1.5 47.2 83.0 2.0 0.7 3.3 3.7 41.7 6.3 13.3 3.5 4.2
2009-10 29 81 36.0 15.9 3.4 2.8 1.3 0.3 1.5 44.1 83.0 1.6 0.4 3.0 3.9 38.2 5.6 12.6 3.2 3.9
2010-11 30 MIL 73 36.0 14.4 3.7 3.6 1.0 0.4 1.2 41.5 81.3 1.9 0.4 3.4 3.1 37.9 5.3 12.7 2.7 3.4
2011-12 31 SAC 46 36.0 9.9 3.9 2.7 1.1 0.2 1.0 40.9 64.4 1.3 0.6 3.3 3.2 29.5 4.1 9.9 0.8 1.3
2012-13 32 SAC 76 36.0 10.6 3.3 3.6 0.8 0.4 1.6 39.9 77.3 1.3 0.5 2.7 4.2 37.1 3.9 9.7 1.3 1.7
2013-14 33 SAC 18 36.0 8.5 3.7 3.6 1.0 0.6 1.3 35.0 100.0 1.1 0.6 3.1 3.4 38.1 3.3 9.5 0.6 0.6
2013-14 33 TOR 60 36.0 8.4 3.3 2.9 1.0 0.3 1.3 36.8 73.3 1.1 0.3 3.0 3.4 38.8 3.1 8.3 0.9 1.3
2013-14 33 SAC/TOR 78 36.0 8.4 3.4 3.1 1.0 0.4 1.3 36.3 76.9 1.1 0.4 3.0 3.4 38.7 3.1 8.6 0.8 1.1
Rest Of Season Projections 34 TOR 1 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for John Salmons
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John Salmons NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 58 993 236 121 114 40 13 31 40.5 72.9 51 12 109 91 34.1 85 210 35 48
2005-06 25 82 2059 619 220 223 73 13 26 42.0 77.5 125 48 172 87 29.9 219 521 155 200
2006-07 26 79 2134 671 264 254 73 27 40 45.6 77.9 119 47 217 112 35.7 236 517 159 204
2007-08 27 81 2517 1015 349 208 93 31 39 47.7 82.3 170 76 273 120 32.5 381 799 214 260
2008-09 28 79 2959 1446 333 249 83 24 126 47.2 83.0 165 59 274 302 41.7 516 1093 288 347
2009-10 29 81 2825 1245 270 223 99 26 118 44.1 83.0 123 35 235 309 38.2 437 991 253 305
2010-11 30 MIL 73 2554 1024 266 252 72 28 83 41.5 81.3 137 27 239 219 37.9 373 898 195 240
2011-12 31 SAC 46 1250 344 134 93 37 7 33 40.9 64.4 45 20 114 112 29.5 141 345 29 45
2012-13 32 SAC 76 2278 672 207 226 51 25 99 39.9 77.3 85 33 174 267 37.1 244 612 85 110
2013-14 33 SAC 18 445 105 46 44 12 8 16 35.0 100.0 14 8 38 42 38.1 41 117 7 7
2013-14 33 TOR 60 1281 298 117 103 35 11 47 36.8 73.3 40 12 105 121 38.8 109 296 33 45
2013-14 33 SAC/TOR 78 1726 403 163 147 47 19 63 36.3 76.9 54 20 143 163 38.7 150 413 40 52
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John Salmons NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 24 58 17.1 51.1 47.9 28.8 12.9 2.2 5.8
2005-06 25 82 25.1 50.8 44.5 23.3 13.1 1.8 8.2
2006-07 26 79 27.0 55.3 49.5 25.9 12.1 2.1 10.7
2007-08 27 81 31.1 55.6 50.1 16.1 13.2 1.2 13.1
2008-09 28 79 37.5 58.0 53.0 15.0 9.9 1.5 16.9
2009-10 29 81 34.9 55.3 50.1 15.2 8.4 1.8 14.0
2010-11 30 MIL 73 35.0 51.0 46.2 18.1 9.8 1.8 12.8
2011-12 31 SAC 46 27.2 47.1 45.7 18.5 8.9 2.1 7.6
2012-13 32 SAC 76 30.0 50.9 48.0 23.3 8.8 2.7 9.3
2013-14 33 SAC 18 24.7 43.7 41.9 24.7 7.9 3.1 6.9
2013-14 33 TOR 60 21.4 47.2 44.8 22.4 8.7 2.6 5.4
2013-14 33 SAC/TOR 78 22.1 46.2 43.9 23.1 8.5 2.7 5.8
Rest Of Season Projections 34 TOR 1 12.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for John Salmons
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John Salmons 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 14 MIL 16 7 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 0 1 2
Apr 13 at DET 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Apr 11 NYK 23 10 2 2 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 2 5 1 1 3
Apr 9 PHI 18 7 1 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 2
Apr 5 at MIL 20 9 1 0 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 3 6 0 1 2
Apr 4 IND 16 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Apr 2 HOU 22 12 3 2 0 0 1 3 8 4 4 2 3 0 3 0
Mar 31 at MIA 19 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Mar 30 at ORL 8 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Mar 28 BOS 23 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 2
Mar 26 at BOS 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 25 at CLE 14 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 4 2 2 1 1 0 2 0
Mar 23 ATL 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mar 21 OKC 18 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 4 3
Mar 19 at NOP 19 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 1 2 1 2 1 0 1
Mar 18 at ATL 13 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 3
Mar 16 PHO 18 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Mar 14 MEM 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 12 DET 19 9 5 0 1 0 1 4 7 0 0 1 2 1 4 0
Mar 10 at BKN 21 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 1
Mar 9 at MIN 27 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
Mar 7 SAC 24 8 2 2 1 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
Mar 2 GSW 20 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
Feb 27 WAS 34 7 5 3 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 1 5 0 5 2
Feb 25 at CLE 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
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Feb 23 ORL 16 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 1
Feb 21 CLE 19 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 2
Feb 19 CHI 24 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Feb 18 at WAS 26 8 4 2 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 2 3 0 4 1
Feb 12 ATL 21 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 2
Feb 10 NOP 17 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 4 4 0 1 1 0 2
Feb 7 at LAC 17 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Feb 5 at SAC 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
Feb 3 at UTA 32 13 2 4 1 0 1 5 9 0 0 3 5 0 2 2
Feb 1 at POR 23 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Jan 31 at DEN 24 11 1 9 2 0 0 4 9 0 0 3 4 0 1 0
Jan 29 ORL 23 3 1 0 1 0 2 1 6 0 0 1 2 0 1 3
Jan 27 at BKN 28 6 1 3 1 1 2 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
Jan 25 LAC 19 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Jan 24 at PHI 28 12 1 0 0 1 1 5 7 0 0 2 3 0 1 3
Jan 22 DAL 22 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 0
Jan 20 at CHA 17 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Jan 19 LAL                                
Jan 17 MIN 10 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jan 15 at BOS 27 13 1 2 2 1 2 5 9 0 2 3 5 1 0 3
Jan 13 MIL 27 10 4 5 0 0 0 3 5 2 2 2 4 0 4 1
Jan 11 BKN 24 13 2 1 3 0 0 5 5 0 0 3 3 0 2 3
Jan 8 DET 23 7 2 1 0 1 2 2 8 2 2 1 5 0 2 0
Jan 7 at IND 29 4 1 4 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Jan 5 at MIA 21 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2
Jan 3 at WAS 28 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 5 2 2 0 3 0 1 2
Jan 1 IND 19 5 0 2 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 2
Dec 31 at CHI 31 8 1 3 0 1 1 4 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
Dec 28 NYK 23 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 2 0 2 0
Dec 27 at NYK 30 11 5 3 2 0 0 4 10 0 0 3 7 0 5 0
Dec 23 at SAS 19 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 3
Dec 22 at OKC 31 14 3 2 2 0 3 5 12 3 3 1 5 0 3 5
Dec 20 at DAL 32 5 3 1 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 1 1 0 3 3
Dec 18 CHA 25 11 6 1 1 0 0 3 7 3 4 2 3 0 6 0
Dec 14 at CHI 28 7 0 2 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
Dec 13 PHI 20 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Dec 10 SAS                                
Dec 8 at LAL                                
Dec 6 at PHO 26 13 4 0 1 1 1 5 9 0 0 3 5 1 3 3
Dec 3 at GSW 26 8 0 3 0 1 1 3 8 0 0 2 4 0 0 2
Dec 1 DEN 27 3 1 3 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 4
Nov 29 MIA 21 14 3 2 1 1 0 6 11 0 0 2 3 1 2 2
Nov 26 BKN                                
Nov 22 WAS                                
Nov 20 at PHI 22 6 6 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 2 2 2 4 0
Nov 17 POR 34 10 3 5 1 0 0 4 12 2 2 0 4 0 3 0
Nov 15 CHI 16 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 1 3 3
Nov 13 at MEM 31 7 1 2 2 0 0 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
Nov 11 at HOU                                
Nov 9 UTA 24 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 4
Nov 8 at IND 24 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Nov 6 at CHA                                
Nov 5 MIA 34 13 4 5 0 2 3 5 11 2 2 1 4 1 3 2
Nov 2 at MIL 19 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
Nov 1 at ATL 29 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Oct 30 BOS 27 9 4 2 2 0 0 3 9 2 2 1 3 0 4 1

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John Salmons: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Salmons (back) was held scoreless on 0-for-2 shooting Tuesday with one rebound and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench against the Cavs.

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Salmons (back) will in fact play Tuesday, TSN 1050 reports.

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Salmons is questionable Tuesday with with a sore back, TSN 1050 reports.

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Salmons played a team-high 32 minutes Monday, scoring 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt) with four assists and two rebounds.

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Salmons posted 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and nine assists in a turnover-free 24 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday night.

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Salmons (back) has been able to play in two games since sitting out with his injury, but only scored a total of three points during those two contests.

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Salmons (back) isn't fully healthy but should be available Wednesday versus the Mavericks, 1050 TSN reports.

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Salmons (back) dished out two assists, grabbed one rebound and blocked one shot in 17 minutes Monday against the Bobcats.

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Salmons (back) will suit up for Monday's contest at Charlotte.

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Salmons (back) won't take the court Sunday versus the Lakers, TSN 1050 reports.

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Salmons (back) practiced Saturday and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Lakers, TSN1050 reports.

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Salmons left Friday's game against the Timberwolves with back spasms and will not return. He finished with two points and three assists in 10 minutes of action.

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2013-14

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2012-13

In his 10th year of NBA service, Salmons began to show some wear and tear last season. He was constantly limited by a nagging hip injury, and when he was on the court he averaged a career-low 7.5 points as a starter. With the Kings trading for James Johnson this off-season, it appears as those Salmons days as a fantasy contributor are long gone.

2011-12

Salmons was traded to the Kings in a draft-day deal that sent Beno Udrih to the Bucks. He’ll start at small forward this season, but he may be somewhat limited in his role on offense. The Kings have Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins to be the focal points, they’re also expected to re-sign Marcus Thornton, and they drafted Jimmer Fredette. If all of those players are used as expected, Salmons would project to be no better than the fourth option on offense. As a result, he may see his averages fall even further off the cliff than they did last season. Salmons is capable of scoring and filling up the box score in a more prominent role, but barring significant injuries to other Kings, expect him to play more of a bit part.

2010-11

Salmons has had a curious career path. Although he's been in the league since 2002-03, and has played around 90 percent of all possible games since then, he never became anything like a number one scoring option until the 2008-09 campaign, which he split between Sacramento and Chicago. Having averaged only 12.5 points the season before (itself already a career high), Salmons averaged exactly 18.3 points with both teams that year. Despite getting off to a slow start last year with Chicago, he more than made up for it after moving to Milwaukee, where he averaged 19.9 points per contest. The difference-maker for Salmons has been a combination of (a) more playing time and (b) better three-point shooting. There's no reason he can't sustain the improvements to the latter. As for the former, the offseason acquisitions of Drew Gooden and Corey Maggette might limit his touches, if not his actual minutes on the court.

2009-10

Salmons went on to have a quiet but extremely productive season, averaging 18.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 treys and 1.0 steal on 47.3-percent shooting from the field and 83-percent from the line. He was a top-50 fantasy player last season, believe it or not, and his production remained extremely consistent despite having to adjust to a new team environment right after the All-Star break when he was traded to the Bulls. All signs point to an increase in his numbers across the board since he will be an even bigger part of the team’s offense this season with the team’s leading scorer, Ben Gordon, off in Detroit. Salmons has proven that he can maintain his efficient shooting percentage with an increased workload, as his field-goal percentage dipped less than half a percent last season even though he attempted about four more shots per game. With a good shot at surpassing 20 points and two treys per game while maintaining an ultra-efficient line, Salmons offers a lot of upside , especially for where he’s likely to be drafted given his lack of name recognition.

2008-09

Salmons is one of the winners in the Ron Artest trade. Every time Salmons got the opportunity last season he took full advantage, with averages of 17.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on 49.7 percent shooting from the field and 81.1 percent from the line in 41 games as a starter. Salmons is a 6-6 wing that can play every position from the PG up to SF, and he thrives with the ball in his hands where he can create his own shot or scoring opportunities for his teammates off the dribble. Salmons will be competing with Francisco Garcia for the starting job as the starting wing opposite Kevin Martin, and Salmons’ ability to run the offense gives him the edge.

2007-08

For years, Salmons has been touted as a player with tons of potential – a guy with the handle and passing ability to run the point, the shot to play off-guard and the size to play small forward. Unfortunately, he’s spent his entire career blocked by guys like Allen Iverson, Andre Iguodala, Mike Bibby, Ron Artest and now Kevin Martin. Salmons has produced when given the opportunity – in 18 games as the Kings’ starting three last season, Salmons netted a solid 12.2 points, 4.3 boards, 4.2 assists and 1.2 steals – over a full season, that would make him a very valuable fantasy garbage man. Watch the rumor mill closely – if the long-discussed trades involving Artest and/or Bibby ever materialize, Salmons’ value will increase in a hurry.

2006-07

Salmons has had an interesting summer, turning down offers from the Suns and Raptors before finally deciding to sign with the Kings. Salmons is a 6-6 swingman with good athletic ability and ballhandling skills that could play any position from point guard through small forward. He was a bench player for the Sixers, but in 24 starts he flashed enough potential (averaging almost 11 points, more than five assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 10 starts in the backcourt) that the Kings were willing to bring him in as a possible replacement for Bonzi Wells. Because Kings guards Mike Bibby and Kevin Martin are both good off-the-ball shooters, Salmons could potentially be a primary ballhandler that produces decent assists if he earns enough minutes to be useful. He’s a bit of a sleeper and worth taking a flyer on late.

2005-06

Salmons was given a chance to play last season behind Iverson, but really didn't receive the kind of minutes for which he hoped. This could be his last chance to make an impression on the Sixers brass. If the absence of Green doesn't help him exceed the 4.1 ppg he averaged last season nothing will.

2004-05

A big guard with great hands, John will again see limited minutes and will have to make the most of them. He is stuck behind the other guards on the roster and defense will be his only shot of gaining time on the court. He has showned some potential so he could get more of a look under Coach O'Brien.

2003-04

Salmons looked good on the Sixers Summer Pro League squad and could be in line for more minutes, though with Greg Buckner and Aaron McKie around as reserves, there's really not all that much to go around.