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Saturday October 1st, 2016 6:22PM

Hawks request waivers on Salmons to clear cap room

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on forward John Salmons.<br /> <br /> The move announced Friday was expected after the Hawks acquired Salmons from Toronto last week. Atlanta dealt away guard Lou Williams and the rights to Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira in a move to clear space under the salary cap.<br /> <br /> By paying the $1 million buyout of Salmons' $7 million salary, the Hawks will have about $11.5 million for additional signings. They opened free agency by formally announcing a deal for Oklahoma swingman Thabo Sefolosha.<br /> <br /> The 34-year-old Salmons averaged 5.2 points in 78 games for the Raptors last season.
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