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John Salmons | Guard/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 207
College: Miami (FL)
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John Salmons played 34 minutes against the Wizards during Thursday's 134-129 triple-overtime loss with seven points, five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer.
Terrence Ross (ankle) went down with an ankle sprain in the first half and it allowed Salmons to start the second half. His numbers haven't really taken off with the Raptors and he is shooting just 36.7 percent from the field on the season. He's only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Feb 27 - 11:35 PM

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John Salmons will play on Tuesday despite a sore lower back.

He was limited during shootaround but feels well enough to suit up as Toronto goes for their seventh win in the past eight games. Salmons hasn't scored double-digit points since Feb. 3 and there's no reason to trust him outside of the deepest leagues.
Feb 25 - 6:19 PM

John Salmons scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 32 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Salmons will use some sort of Jedi mind trick to convince a coach to play him, which he has done yet again in Toronto, and then he'll put up a few lines like this before shrinking back into the shadows. He had 11 points and nine assists on Friday and he's worth a look in deeper leagues while he's hot.
Feb 4 - 2:49 AM

John Salmons handed out a season-high nine assists against the Nuggets on Friday with 11 points, two steals and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

It was one of his better lines of the season, which is a bit of a surprise since he couldn't get much going while DeMar DeRozan was out. He should be able to hit a triple per game with some other stats, but he's not worth owning in most leagues while the Raptors are at full strength.
Feb 1 - 1:43 AM

John Salmons or Steve Novak is expected to start in place of DeMar DeRozan (foot, ankle) on Monday.

Salmons would make the most sense, but coach Dwane Casey may want to keep his second unit together. Terrence Ross should see plenty of minutes tonight while Greivis Vasquez is also in the mix to gain value.
Jan 27 - 6:21 PM

John Salmons played a little down the stretch of Saturday's 126-118 loss to the Clippers, scoring two points with one assist and one steal in 19 minutes.

He was playing for much of the fourth quarter, but checked out with a little over two minutes left in the period. Salmons' shot wasn't falling and he might have a chance to get more minutes with DeRozan out. He's only worth a speculative add in deeper formats.
Jan 25 - 10:30 PM

John Salmons was quiet in his return from back spasms on Monday with no points, one board, two assists and one block in 17 minutes.

He was in the lineup down the stretch of this game, but he certainly did not look like he was all the way back. It was a mild surprise to see him back in the lineup and hopefully he'll be closer to 100 percent on Wednesday. Salmons is firmly in the rotation and a big part of the second unit, but only has value in deeper leagues.
Jan 20 - 7:15 PM

John Salmons (back) is in the Raptors' active lineup on Monday.

He was a game-time decision and looked to still be in pain during pre-game warmups, but the veteran swingman will suit up as the Raptors try to get back on track following a disappointing home loss to the Lakers.
Jan 20 - 1:18 PM

John Salmons (back spasms) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

This should mean more minutes for Terrence Ross, and Landry Fields could pick up some of the backup minutes.
Jan 19 - 12:29 PM

John Salmons (back spasms) went through Saturday's practice and will be a game-time decision vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

To see him practicing the day after he injured his back is very encouraging, but we won't get the final word until at least Sunday's shootaround. Landry Fields may pick up a few extra minutes if Salmons isn't able to go.
Jan 18 - 1:22 PM

John Salmons didn't return to Friday's game after experiencing back spasms in the first half.

He finished with just two points in 10 minutes of action and it's unclear whether he'll recover in time to face the Lakers on Sunday. His deep-league owners should note that Sunday's game tips off at 1pm ET.
Jan 18 - 10:33 AM

John Salmons (back) played 10 minutes on Friday, scoring two points with three assists on 1-of-2 shooting.

Salmons had been overachieving for a little bit there but this should keep eager owners from overreaching.
Jan 17 - 10:40 PM

John Salmons is dealing with back spasms on Friday and will not return.

The Raptors have been getting some solid production out of Salmons with 12 points per game over his previous three games. With Salmons out, the Raptors will use Terrence Ross and Landry Fields a little more in their rotation.
Jan 17 - 8:20 PM

John Salmons hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and a block off the bench on Wednesday.

He played 27 minutes, while starter Terrence Ross played 25 and had eight points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers. Salmons has hit double figures in scoring in three straight games and is averaging 12 points, 1.75 steals and 2.5 3-pointers over that stretch. Ross is still the guy to own for now, but Salmons deserves a watchful eye from fantasy owners in case he continues to stay hot off the bench.
Jan 15 - 11:47 PM

John Salmons scored 10 points off the bench in Monday's blowout win, hitting 3-of-5 shots (including two threes) with four rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes.

Salmons has picked up the pace over the last week and if you were able to randomly predict his uptick he'd be useful in a 12-team standard league, but when you expand his sample to a two-week period he's been a 16-team option in standard leagues at best. Plan accordingly.
Jan 13 - 11:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Greivis Vasquez
3Dwight Buycks
4Nando De Colo
5Julyan Stone
SG1DeMar DeRozan
SF1Terrence Ross
2John Salmons
3Steve Novak
4Landry Fields
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes