Latest News / Jun 30, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Raptors Trade Salmons For Hawks’ Lou Williams & Lucas Nogueira

Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams

Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Toronto Raptors have traded reserve guard, and Allen Iverson favorite, John Salmons to the Hawks in exchange for guard Louis Williams and Brazilian big man Lucas Nogueira, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

The Raptors are adding some insurance if free agent guard Kyle Lowry doesn’t re-sign. They’re also acquiring a second foreign big man to augment Jonas Valanciunas in the middle. Nogueira played in the Spanish ACB League this season after getting selected with the No. 16 pick in the 2013 Draft.

Salmons has a $7 million team option for the 2014-15 season, which the Hawks will buy out for $1 million today, sources said. They’re also shaving $5.4 million off their cap with the departure of Williams, adding more wiggle room when free agency begins right after midnight tonight.

What do you think of the trade?

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  • Roberto Gómez García

    The spanish ACB league, not ABC

  • 2cents

    This makes sense trading for another Brazilian player, so perhaps Bruno Cabalo feels more at home. I think the Raptors did this before when they signed Linas Kleiza to give JV some support. But I hope Lou Williams will be on the move again. He isn’t a point guard, but a shooting guard in a point guards body who hasn’t met a shot he doesn’t like. I have a feeling he might throw the whole team first concept, the Raptors have going, under the bus…

  • cesar


  • cesar

    btw, scott machado is on raptors summer league…. 3 brazilian… its gonna be nice to see…

  • 2cents

    Thank you for the correction cesar.