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Raptors Net A Needed Veteran Scorer With Lou Williams

The Toronto Raptors netted themselves a proven veteran scorer from the Hawks when they sent the non-guaranteed contract of John Salmons to Atlanta for Lou Williams and the rights to Lucas Nogueira. “(My role is) to just come off the bench and bring a ton of energy and score the basketball,” Williams said.
Via Pro Bball Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2 million Since the Pelicans allowed Al-Farouq Aminu and Darius Miller to become unrestricted free agents and don’t seem to have a desire to bring either of them back, they created a need for a backup small forward. Although Evans spent most of his time in a 6th man role...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed John Salmons moments after acquiring Omer Asik and Omri Casspi from the Rockets. John Salmons and the Pelicans agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract, according to NOLA.com. Salmons averaged 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game last season. He was recently... The post Pelicans Sign John Salmons appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Times gets clever with its LeBron return front page

Newspapers all over America had catchy and clever headlines on Saturday to signify LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But the New York Times may have outdone everyone else on the front page of their sports section. The column box featuring all of the day’s sports transactions is centered on the page with a bunch of white space surrounding it. Of course, the biggest...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks ink Sefolosha, waive Salmons as free agency begins

ATLANTA -- With NBA free agency officially under way, the Atlanta Hawks have executed two separate deals to improve the roster and clear up salary-cap space. On Thursday, the Hawks released veteran forward John Salmons, who was acquired in the trade with the Toronto Raptors -- along with a second-round pick in 2015 -- for guard Lou Williams and big man Lucas Nogueira, Atlanta'...
Via Fox Sports South
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Waive John Salmons

The Atlanta Hawks requested waivers on guard/forward John Salmons on Thursday. Salmons was acquired, along with a 2015 second round draft pick, from the Toronto Raptors on June 30 in exchange for Lou Williams and the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira.
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 07/06/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: NBA Free Agent Primer, Best and worst deals in NBA Free Agency, Orlando Summer League, Steve Novak traded, Raptors get Patrick Patterson and Kyle Lowry back, Greivis Vasquez is next, Lowry was popular in free agency, more on Bruno Caboclo, John Salmons trade for Williams and Nogueira, Heads could roll over Raptors draft pick and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Recent Toronto Raptors Trade with the Atlanta Hawks

USA TODAY Sports The Raptors organization has been incredibly busy as of late. Aside from all of the draft day madness that went on, Masai Ujiri and his cohorts have also been busy trying to move pieces and add others in order to strengthen the squad. On top of all that, the Raptors front office has also been trying desperately to hold on to the players it has now, and resign Kyle...
Via TopSportsReport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Lou Williams Trade Grade

Toronto Raptors: Lou Williams Trade Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Raptors Receive: Lou Williams, Lucas Nogueira Hawks Receive: John Salmons, 2nd Round Pick With Kyle Lowry entering free agency this offseason there are doubts as to whether he will stay in Toronto. If he does choose to leave, the Raptors’ backcourt will suffer, particularly in the experience department...
Via HoopStuff
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hawks have traded Lou Williams to free up cap space

The Atlanta Hawks have a made a trade to free up cap space for summer free agency. Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Atlanta Hawks are clearing salary cap space for free agency, trading away Lou Williams and 2013 first-round pick Lucas Nogueira to Toronto Raptors for John Salmons, a leagues sources told Yahoo Sports. Salmons has a $7 million team option for the 2014-15...
Via Pass The Pill
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Masai Being Masai

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Toronto Raptors have traded John Salmons to the Atlanta Hawks for Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira. Toronto has traded John Salmons to Atlanta for Lou Williams and Bebe Nugiera, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014 And…. Masai did it again. HE FREAKING DID IT...
Via The Sideline
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

John Salmons, Hawks Agree To Extend Waiver Deadline To July 10

The Atlanta Hawks won’t release newly acquired swingman John Salmons on Monday, and sides involved have agreed to extend Salmons’ waiver deadline until July 10, a league source told RealGM. Salmons had been expected to be waived by the Hawks on Monday due to $1 million of his $7 million contract being guaranteed for next season. The Toronto Raptors had reached agreement on a...
Via RealGM
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: John Salmons Trade Grade

Atlanta Hawks: John Salmons Trade Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Hawks Receive: John Salmons And a 1 2nd Round Pick Raptors Receive: Lucas Nogeuira and Lou Williams Cap space. The two most important words to any NBA franchise trying to make a splash in this year’s free agency class, and that’s just what the Atlanta Hawks gave themselves more of with this deal...
Via HoopStuff
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks Rumors: Atlanta interested in Luol Deng

The Atlanta Hawks appear to be interested in signing free agent forward Luol Deng. The Hawks cleared up cap space today by completing a trade with the Toronto Raptors. The deal sent Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira to Toronto in exchange for John Salmons, whose contract is not fully guaranteed.Photo by Keith Allison via FlickrGeneral Manager Danny Ferry has had a knack for acquiring...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade: Toronto acquires Lou Williams, Lucas Nogueira

The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks have completed a trade that will send Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira to Toronto in exchange for John Salmons, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!The Raptors get a quality player in Lou Williams who can play both guard positions, and perhaps makes one of Kyle Lowry or Greivis Vasquez expendable. Williams averaged 10.4 points and 3.5 assists...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks Begin Cap Clearing Mission

The Hawks have sent Louis Williams and Lucas Noguiera to Toronto for John Salmons and a future 2nd round draft pick. Nobody in this trade really grabs anybody’s attention per say, but that’s not to say this trade isn’t significant in some way. Louis Williams is a scorer. He’s not a 20 point scorer, but he’s someone you can call of your bench to score 10-15 points and hit...
Via In The Neutral Zone
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade Salmons for Hawks’ Williams, Nogueira

The Toronto Raptors have sent John Salmons to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Lou Williams and their 2013 1st round draft choice, center Bebe Nogueira. It is expected that Atlanta will cut Salmons in order to save money as his final year is non guaranteed and would only be owed $1 million of the $7 million he is currently owed. Williams is owed $4.5 million next year and Nogueira...
Via TopSportsReport
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Aquire Lou Williams, Bebe Nogueira from Hawks for Salmons

The Toronto Raptors have sent John Salmons to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Lou Williams and their 2013 1st round draft choice, center Bebe Nogueira. It is expected that Atlanta will cut Salmons in order to save money as his final year is non guaranteed and would only be owed $1 million of the $7 million he is currently owed. Williams is owed $4.5 million next year and Nogueira...
Via Route4Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors trade John Salmons to Hawks

The Raptors were never going to pay John Salmons $7 million to play in Toronto next season and have turned the veteran backup into a package of two players. Facing a Monday deadline to guarantee Salmons’ salary for next season, Toronto will instead trade the 34-year-old to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Lou Williams and prospect Lucas Nogueira, according to team sources. Williams...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Clear Payroll, Deal Lou Williams to Toronto

The Atlanta Hawks were able to clear over $5 million in payroll on Sunday evening by dealing guard Lou Williams and 2013 first-round pick Lucas Nogueira to the Toronto Raptors for veteran John Salmons. Sources: Atlanta reaches agreement to trade Lou Williams and 2013 first-round pick to Toronto to clear cap space. http://t.co/cIyd1cc2pt — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade For Lucas Nogueira And Lou Williams

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has acquired the shot blocking big man he was after in the draft except it's the Hawks 2013 first round draft pick Lucas Nogueira of Sao Goncalo, Brazil who played for Estudiantes in Spain last year. Ujiri also picked up guard Lou Williams. John Salmons, who can be bought out for $1 million, heads to the Hawks.
Via Pro Bball Report
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Trade Salmons For Lou Williams, Nogueira From Hawks

The Toronto Raptors have traded John Salmons to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Lou Williams and Bebe Nogueira, according to Marc Stein from ESPN. The Hawks will only have to pay $1 million of Salmons’ non-guaranteed $7 million contract. Williams has a contract worth $4.5 million during the 2014-15 season. Williams,... The post Raptors Trade Salmons For Lou Williams, Nogueira...
Via Hoops-Nation
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors Trade John Salmons To Hawks For Lucas Nogueira, Lou Williams

The Atlanta Hawks are putting themselves in position to be very active when the free-agent market opens Tuesday. Just over 24 hours before the free agent frenzy was set to begin, the Hawks agreed to a trade with the Toronto Raptors that will help them open up more than $15 million in salary cap room, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Sunday night...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks Interested In Luol Deng

The Atlanta Hawks are interested in pursuing Luol Deng, according to sources. The Hawks will have at least $15 million in cap space following their move for John Salmons on Sunday. Deng spent the end of the 13-14 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Via RealGM
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks trade Williams to Raptors in three-play deal

The Hawks have reportedly traded Lou Williams to the Raptors in a move to clear salary cap space for free agency. In exchange for Williams and 2013 first-round pick Lucas Nogueira, Atlanta received John Salmons. The swingman has a $7 million team option for the upcoming season that the Hawks will terminate with a $1 million buyout on Monday. The loss of Williams frees up $5.4 million...
Via Fox Sports South
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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