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 trade that sent Salmons for Lou Williams and Lucas Nogueira.
The agreement between the parties is pending NBA approval, and the Hawks still aren’t expected to keep the 12-year NBA veteran beyond the new deadline, a source told RealGM.
Salmons played a reserve role for Toronto last season, averaging five points, two assists and 21.4 minutes per game. He has averaged 9.4 points, three rebounds and 2.5 assists in his career.