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Buy John Salmons’ Pennsylvania Manor— $4.9 Million!

    Not many players get to live out the dream of playing for their hometown team—John Salmons was given that opportunity right out of college with the Philadelphia 76ers. The former Miami Hurricane spent four seasons with the 76ers (2002-2006) way before they evolved into an epic tanking machine. But for some reason the Philadelphia native has listed his epic Pennsylvania...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hawks stumble again to East-leading Raptors

Going inside the Hawks' 126-115 loss to the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Hawks defensive problems flare up against top teams Coming off a pivotal win against a very good Washington Wizards team, the Atlanta Hawks returned to Philips Arena with an opportunity to improve to 8-6 and start pushing the upper echelon of the Eastern...
Via Fox Sports South
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: “Why Would I Watch Orlando Play?”

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.    #1: Words Hurt, Charles Barkley     Chuck didn’t know who Willie...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014/15 Toronto Raptors: Rising Sideways

(Kyle Lowry)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions, we’ve...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014/15 New Orleans Hornets: Rising Up

(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 their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with...
Via Hoops Manifesto
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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. Coach...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 06, 2014  |  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

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...
Via AP on Fox
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.
Via Pro Bball Report
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...
Via HoopStuff
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's first...
Via Fox Sports South
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.
Via RealGM
July 11, 2014  |  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
July 06, 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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via HoopStuff
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...
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
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