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.