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35-Year-Old    SF,SG    New Orleans Pelicans

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

2.4

REB

1.3

AST

0.7

STL

0.4

BLK

0.2

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Salmons' 13th season in the NBA will be his first with the New Orleans Pelicans, after the small forward inked a new deal with New Orleans this offseason. In 78 games between the Kings and Raptors last season, Salmons averaged 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 22 ...

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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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Signed one-year, $2million deal with the Pelicans in July 2014.

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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
2014-15 34 NOP 14 13.9 2.4 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.4 32.5 50.0 0.1 0.2 1.1 1.4 31.6 0.9 2.9 0.1 0.3
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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 2 11.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 1.0
Last 14 Days 2 11.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 1.0
Last 30 Days 9 17.9 3.8 1.7 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.7 36.1 50.0 0.1 0.2 1.4 1.8 37.5 1.4 4.0 0.2 0.4
Last 5 Games 5 17.4 1.8 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 17.6 50.0 0.0 0.2 2.4 1.6 12.5 0.6 3.4 0.4 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 16.6 3.4 1.5 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.6 35.1 50.0 0.1 0.2 1.3 1.7 35.3 1.3 3.7 0.2 0.4

 

John Salmons Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 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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John Salmons – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#4 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Shooting Guard

1.  Tyreke Evans

2.  Dante Cunningham

3.  Luke Babbitt

4.  John Salmons

5.  Ryan Anderson

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True Shooting Percentage

40.7%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, John Salmons has a true shooting percentage of 40.7%.

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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
2014-15 34 NOP 14 36.0 6.3 3.3 1.8 1.1 0.6 1.1 32.5 50.0 0.2 0.6 2.8 3.5 31.6 2.4 7.4 0.4 0.7
Rest Of Season Projections 35 NOP 50 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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
2014-15 34 NOP 14 195 34 18 10 6 3 6 32.5 50.0 1 3 15 19 31.6 13 40 2 4
Rest Of Season Projections 35 NOP 50 284 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for John Salmons
Preseason Projections 35 NOP 76 1754 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for John Salmons

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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
2014-15 34 NOP 14 13.9 40.7 40.0 19.0 1.9 10.0 2.9
Rest Of Season Projections 35 NOP 50 5.7 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for John Salmons
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

John Salmons 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 20 POR                                
Dec 18 at HOU 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 5 1 1 1
Dec 16 UTA                                
Dec 14 GSW 9 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
Dec 12 CLE                                
Dec 10 at DAL                                
Dec 9 NYK                                
Dec 7 at LAL                                
Dec 6 at LAC 18 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 4 at GSW 21 5 3 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 3 2
Dec 2 OKC 25 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 3
Nov 29 at WAS 28 9 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Nov 28 at ATL 25 9 0 4 1 1 0 3 9 0 0 3 6 0 0 3
Nov 25 SAC 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22 at UTA                                
Nov 21 at DEN 11 5 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
Nov 18 at SAC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Nov 17 at POR                                
Nov 14 MIN                                
Nov 12 LAL                                
Nov 10 at CLE 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Nov 8 at SAS 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 4 CHA                                
Nov 3 at MEM                                
Nov 1 DAL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
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Oct 28 ORL 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3

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

Salmons has returned to the team and will play in Saturday's game, NBA.com's Jim Eichenhofer reports.

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Salmons (personal) will not play Tuesday, the Times-Picayune's Nakia Hogan reports.

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Salmons will miss Monday's game against the Grizzlies due to personal reasons, Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Salmons won the backup small forward job, logging 10 minutes in the season opener.

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Salmons appears to be the frontrunner for the backup three spot after coach Monty Williams said, "in a perfect world, I want to have Tyreke handling the ball more and Austin or Jimmer in a scoring role, along with John (Salmons) are whoever else playing that backup three spot," the Times-Picayune reports.

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Salmons didn't make it off the bench Thursday night, sitting out as the Pelicans defeated the Thunder.

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Salmons is competing for the starting small forward job in training camp, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Salmons has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Pelicans, Comcast SportsNet Northwest reports.

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Salmons has been dealt to the Hawks in exchange for Lou Williams and the rights to Lucas Nogueira, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Salmons could be waived by the Raptors if they're unable to trade him before the end of the month, the Toronto Sun reports.

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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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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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2014-15

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2013-14

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 posted some of his worst per-minute numbers of his career. Like Hayes, at this point in his career, the majority of Salmons' value is in his veteran leadership qualities. Best-case scenario for Salmons in 2013-14 is that he is provides a low-turnover source of rebounds, assists, and threes, but with limited points and a harmful field goal percentage.

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.