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Kings sign guard Salmons to reported $25.5M deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Guard John Salmons signed a multiyear
contract with the Sacramento Kings on Monday after four seasons
with Philadelphia.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the contract Salmons signed is for five years and $25.5 million.

Salmons averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists for
the 76ers last season, playing all 82 games. The 6-foot-7 swingman
has been a steady contributor in Philadelphia, and the Kings could
use him at three positions next season.

"We feel he's still an emerging player in the NBA," said Geoff
Petrie, the Kings' president of basketball operations. "He'll add
to the youth and overall skill level of our backcourt."

The Kings also signed two rookie free agents who excelled on
their summer league team: Guard Pooh Jeter and center Justin
Williams.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.