Monday , Jul , 24 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Salmons signs with Sacramento

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Just a few days after nixing a trade to
Toronto, free agent guard John Salmons has signed a multi-year contract with
the Sacramento Kings.

Salmons, a four-year veteran who has played his entire career in Philadelphia,
was reportedly set to go to Toronto in a sign-and-trade deal, but that
arrangement was called off last Friday.

“We’re excited to add a versatile player like John to our team,” Kings
president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie said. “He can play three
positions. We feel he’s still an emerging player in the NBA. He’ll add to the
youth and overall skill level of our backcourt, and I’m really looking forward
to watching him play for the Kings.”

Salmons averaged a career-best 7.5 points last season and started in 24 of the
82 games in which he appeared. He also had 2.7 assists and 2.7 rebounds.