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Isaiah Canaan | Guard | #7

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
College: Murray State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (4) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Rockets waive G Isaiah Canaan.
We kind of saw this coming when Bobby Brown played well in his 26 minutes on Friday. Canaan will be back at some point, especially once teams start signing 10-day deals. Oct 28 - 5:02 PM

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Isaiah Canaan logged four minutes vs. the Sixers on Wednesday, going scoreless with one rebound.

Canaan was just signed this afternoon and it's a bit surprising that he cracked the rotation immediately. Mike D'Antoni obviously doesn't have much faith in fellow backup PG Bobby Brown.
Oct 25 - 11:47 PM

Isaiah Canaan has been cleared to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

Revenge game? Kidding aside, Canaan could actually get minutes because the Rockets need some help on the perimeter. He's not a fantasy option almost anywhere, though.
Oct 25 - 5:48 PM

Isaiah Canaan intends to sign with the Rockets, according to Chris Hayes of ESPN.

With Chris Paul (knee) expected to be sidelined for a few more weeks, the Rockets wanted to add depth at point guard. Canaan has career averages of 8.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 treys. With James Harden (who led the NBA in assists last season) more than capable of running the point, Canaan will see limited minutes if he is able to crack the rotation. In addition to Canaan, Houston inked Briante Weber to a two-way contract on Tuesday as well.
Oct 24 - 1:05 PM

Thunder waive G Isaiah Canaan.

He's been a good fit at times for the Bulls and 76ers, but the Thunder are too deep in comparison. We'll probably see some Canaan balls later in the year on another team.
Oct 14 - 2:16 PM

Isaiah Canaan has agreed to a training camp deal with the Thunder.

The 26-year-old combo guard worked out for several NBA teams during the offseason including the Hornets and Wolves, but he will finally settle for a partially-guaranteed deal. He's a longshot to make the final roster and will have to outplay Semaj Christon to win a spot as the third-string PG.
Sep 24 - 1:37 PM

The Hornets will work out free agent PG/SG Isaiah Canaan.

Canaan has had stints with the Rockets, 76ers and Bulls, but he hasn't found much success because the only thing he brings to the table is perimeter shooting. He's 26 with career averages of 8.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 treys, and he's hoping to latch on with the Hornets as a third-string PG. Charlotte will also be auditioning Donald Sloan and Norris Cole.
Jul 25 - 8:48 AM

Bulls waive G Isaiah Canaan.

The transition to shooting guard has gone somewhat well for the undersized Canaan, but he still doesn't offer much beyond his shooting. Canaan is still 26 years old and will likely get a camp deal in September.
Jun 30 - 4:54 PM

Isaiah Canaan scored nine points with one assist and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

After a 3-pointer in the first half, Canaan was actually talking trash to Isaiah Thomas. Needless to say, Thomas won the battle of the Isaiahs. Canaan isn't a lock to be in an NBA rotation next year, but he was encouraging in the postseason. Despite his three starts in the postseason, it would be a massive surprise to see him get any starting consideration next year.
Apr 28 - 11:06 PM

Isaiah Canaan started Wednesday's Game 5 defeat in Boston and finished with 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one steal and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

Canaan was the Bulls' best PG during Game 4, with Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams both struggling in limited minutes, so this was an obvious lineup tweak from the Bulls. Fred Hoiberg said he started Canaan for defensive purposes, and Isaiah Thomas did struggle early with Chicago's physicality, finishing 6-of-17 from the field, but the Celtics' star turned it up late. All signs point to Canaan playing a similarly big role during Friday's must-win home game.
Apr 26 - 11:28 PM

Coach Fred Hoiberg said the decision to start Isaiah Canaan has to do with defense against Isaiah Thomas.

Makes sense. Michael Carter-Williams was brought on for his defense, but IT has turned him into a pretzel throughout this series. Canaan did come in at 80 on defensive real plus minus for the 91 qualifying point guards during the season, and he's certainly had some bad runs in Chicago and in Philly. Canaan played 34 minutes in Game 4 and should be looking at decent minutes again today. He's an obvious DFS punt.
Apr 26 - 7:10 PM

Isaiah Canaan will replace Jerian Grant in the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Celtics.

Grant wasn't giving Chicago anything as their starting point guard, so he might fall out of the rotation entirely on Wednesday night. As for Canaan, he looked pretty good through 34 minutes on Sunday, posting 13 points, three triples, three dimes, two boards and two steals, so he might be someone to consider as a potential punt play in daily leagues.
Apr 24 - 3:49 PM

Isaiah Canaan started the second half of Sunday's game, playing 34 minutes to finish with 13 points, three 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and two steals.

Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams have been lousy in Rajon Rondo's absence, so coach Fred Hoiberg turned to the seldom-used Canaan tonight. Canaan wasn't on the active roster for Game 3 and he'd played just 21 minutes since March 1, but he gave the Bulls a huge boost to stay competitive tonight. Fred Hoiberg wouldn't commit to starting him for Game 5 on Wednesday, but either way we expect him to maintain a healthy role. Keep an eye on him as a DFS punt play.

Isaiah Canaan (toe) played four minutes with one assist in a loss to the Suns on Friday.

The Bulls emptied the bench at the 4:20 mark, so that explains Canaan's four minutes tonight. He's not in the rotation when the Bulls are healthy on the wings.
Feb 11 - 1:40 AM

Isaiah Canaan (toe) is available to play on Friday vs. the Suns.

With Jimmy Butler (heel) back and Dwyane Wade (illness) playing, Canaan may not see the floor tonight. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 10 - 9:29 PM

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