John Salmons Proving To Be Perfect Fit for Bucks

February 28th, 2010 by Adam Lindemer Leave a reply »
John Salmons has played seven games with the Milwaukee Bucks since coming over in a deadline deal that sent Hakim Warrick to the Chicago Bulls.

Since the trade, Milwaukee has gone 6-1, winning its first six games since acquiring the 6' 6" 30-year old from Chicago.

When Michael Redd went out earlier in the season with a torn ACL, his second such injury in as many years, the Bucks needed someone who could score on a consistent basis.

Charlie Bell just wasn't going to cut it as a viable scoring option for the Bucks.

Over the past two seasons, Redd has become a liability for Milwaukee, playing in just 51 games over that span and seeing his shooting percentages decrease as well.

After his first injury, Redd showed fans this season that he wasn't fully recovered, shooting just 35 percent from the field, including 30 percent from behind the arc and just 71 percent from the free-throw line.

What Salmons has done in just a short period of time is just what the Bucks needed, helping them into the seventh playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Salmons only has a 9.2 ppg scoring average for his career, but ave ...

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