John Salmons - Updated Jul 2024

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John Salmons

John Salmons is a retired professional basketball player. John Salmons played in the Small forward/shooting guard position for various teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, and New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early Life

John Salmons was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States, on December 12, 1979. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Sagittarius and is currently 44 years old. He holds American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. His full name is John Rashall Salmons.

Unfortunately, he has not mentioned anything related to his parent’s identities. He was raised with his brother Thaddeus Hayes. He has built up a strong interest in basketball since his young age.

John Salmons – Education

He went to Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. During his high school days, he played for his high school basketball team.

Later, he enrolled at the University of Miami Hurricanes and also played college basketball. Playing in the college team, he earned third-team All-Big East Conference honours in 2001 and second-team All-Big East Conference honours in 2002.

Professional Career

The San Antonio Spurs selected John Salmons with the 26th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, but he was promptly traded to his hometown Philadelphia 76ers before he even played for the Spurs. Moreover, he played four seasons with the 76ers before signing with the Sacramento Kings in 2006.

He played with the Kings in 2009 before joining the Chicago Bulls from 2009 to 2010, the Milwaukee Bucks from 2010 to 2011, the Kings again from 2011 to 2013, and the Toronto Raptors from 2013 to 2014.

Caption: John Salmons during a basketball match (Source: Instagram)

Salmons has been a member of the New Orleans Pelicans since the start of the 2014 season. Before the start of the 2014 season, the six-foot-six, 207-pound small forward/shooting guard had appeared in over 900 career NBA games.

He averaged slightly more than nine points, three rebounds, and two assists per game. Additionally, he has been to the postseason with five different clubs in his career.

On February 19, 2015,  he was moved to the Phoenix Suns as part of a three-team transaction involving the Miami Heat. Later that month, Salmons and Kendall Marshall were also released. There is not much more information available regarding his recent career on the online websites.

Net Worth 2024

Through his successful basketball career, he has maintained a comfortable and lavish lifestyle. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated at around $20 million whereas his annual salary and income are under review.

Relationship Status

On the 2nd of September 2006, John Salmons married to longtime girlfriend, Taniesha Salmons. The couple is blessed with two kids, Josiah Salmons and Saria Salmons. The family is living happily and there are no rumours of separation or an extra-marital affair.

This retired basketball player has never been involved in any scandal or controversy and has maintained a clean profile.

Body Measurements

Caption: John Salmons with young basketball players (Source: Bernews)

Salmons stands 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 94kg. Moreover, he has a pair of black eyes with the same colour hair and his other body measurements are unknown.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@johnsalmons’ there are 218 followers. Likewise, there are over 2.6k followers on his Twitter page ‘@JohnSalmonsEnt’ and over 66k followers on his Facebook page.