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2014/15 New Orleans Hornets: Rising Up

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1380" src="http://cdn1.bloguin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2013/11/Anthony-Davis-dunks-vs-Lakers-300x200.jpg" alt=""<strong" /> (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be...
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NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

Editor's note: This is the seventh of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Omer Asik; PF Anthony Davis; SF Tyreke Evans; SG Eric Gordon; PG Jrue Holiday. Reserves PF Ryan Anderson; G Austin Rivers; F John Salmons; G Jimmer Fredette; F Darius Miller; G Russ Smith; F/C Patric Young; C Jeff Withey; C Alexis Ajinca; F Luke Babbitt...
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Pelicans hoping John Salmons can make impact at small forward

This summer, veteran small forward John Salmons wasn’t considered one of the top available players in free agency. But he was near the top of the New Orleans Pelicans’ priority list. He was targeted because of his experience and potential to be a consistent contributor. For the past three seasons, the Pelicans desired consistency from 24-year-old small forward Al-Farouq Aminu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign Veteran John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with free agent small forward John Salmons, adding depth at the position following the departure of Al-Farouq Aminu to Dallas this offseason. The addition of the veteran Salmons provides the Pelicans some depth at the small forward position. The 34-year old Salmons, drafted 26th overall by Philadelphia in the 2002 draft, averaged...
Via The League News
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Welcome (Officially) John Salmons

It was announced Tuesday that the Pelicans have signed veteran forward John Salmons to a one-year contract. Apparently, this deal was agreed upon last month, but general manager Dell Demps had to work out some kinks in his contract before it could be finalized. The addition of Salmons is a puzzling one, given that the Pelicans […] New Orleans Pelicans: Welcome (Officially) John...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans officially sign small forward John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they have signed free agent small forward John Salmons to a one-year contract, although he verbally agreed to join the franchise more than a month ago. A delay in the announcement occurred because Pelicans general manager Dell Demps had to work out some specifics in Salmons' contract before it could be finalized, according to sources...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans officially sign free-agent forward John Salmons

  The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free-agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons entered the NBA with Philadelphia after being selected 26th overall in the 2002 draft....
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans acquire veteran 6-foot-6 F John Salmons

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have signed veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract. Salmons, whose acquisition was announced by the club Tuesday, has played 12 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his career. The 34-year-old Salmons entered the NBA with Philadelphia after being selected 26th overall in...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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.
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July 20, 2014  |  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...
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July 16, 2014  |  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.
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July 14, 2014  |  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...
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July 12, 2014  |  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'...
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July 11, 2014  |  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.
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July 11, 2014  |  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...
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July 03, 2014  |  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...
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July 01, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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