John Salmons has been named the Bulls CDW/Blackberry Player of the Month for March. Salmons joined the Bulls on Feb. 18, in Chicago’s six-player deal with the Sacramento Kings.
In 13 March contests, Salmons (6-6, 207 pounds) has started every game (the Bulls are 8-5) and he has averaged a team-best 22.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg (fourth on the team) and 1.5 apg in a team-high 41.2 mpg. He has shot a team-best .500 from the field, .400 from downtown (24-60 3FG) and .873 from the line (second on the team). During March, he has led the team in scoring five times, and he has scored 20 or more points eight times, including two games with 30 or more points, highlighted by a Bulls player season-high, and career-high tying, 38 points against Boston on March 17.
On the year, Salmons currently ranks second on the Bulls in scoring with 18.8 ppg (24th in the NBA), and averages 4.4 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.01 spg and 37.6 mpg (20th). He is shooting .480 from the field (44th), .837 from the line (36th) and .417 from downtown (23rd).