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« on: July 23, 2006, 02:42:36 am »
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It didn't take long for the Toronto Raptors to set their sights on a replacement for John Salmons.

According to a report in the Toronto Sun, the Raptors are closing in on a deal with shooting guard Fred Jones.

Jones, who won the 2004 slam dunk contest, averaged 9.7 points per game for the Indiana Pacers last season.  Though he is a fantastic athlete, he is a suspect shooter.  Jones has a career shooting percentages of 41.5% from the field and 35.0% from three-point range.

Because Jones is a restricted free agent, the Pacers have the right to match any offer he receives.
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    * Report: Salmons backs out of Raptors deal

The Raptors had a five-year, $23-million deal in place for Salmons, but the versatile swingman backed out.

http://tsn.ca/nba/teams/news_story/?ID=172102&hubname=nba-raptors


somehow i knew he wouldnt be back... oh well.. he was one of my favorite pacers.
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