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Isaiah Canaan | Guard

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Murray State

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Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington were reassigned on Monday to the Rockets' development league affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Canaan and Covington were recalled on Friday and are now being sent back to the D-league to keep their legs fresh. There is a good chance both will be back with the team during the postseason, especially if Canaan's services are needed to spell Patrick Beverley who is nursing a sore knee. Apr 21 - 5:02 PM

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The Rockets recalled Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington on Friday.

The two were sent down to the D-League to get extra playing time. Canaan played well in the loss, scoring a game-high 25 points and he will continue to be the Rockets third-string point guard behind Patrick Beverley and Jeremy Lin.
Apr 18 - 3:26 PM

Isaiah Canaan hit 6-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points and one assist on Tuesday.

The game was a blowout and Patrick Beverley was out, meaning Canaan got plenty of minutes in the second half. However, he did the same thing on Sunday in an OT win, and as long as Beverley is out, Canaan is worth a deep-league look.
Apr 9 - 1:25 AM

Rockets rookie Isaiah Canaan scored a career-high 15 points during Sunday's comeback OT victory, making 5-of-8 shots with four makes from beyond the arc.

Jeremy Lin scored 19 points with five assists and three steals in 34 minutes, but the value of both PGs is tenuous given that Patrick Beverley (knee) remains day-to-day. If you're still considering Canaan as a pickup, be aware that he's scored double-digit points twice all season.
Apr 6 - 10:06 PM

Isaiah Canaan played 20 minutes vs. the Clippers on Saturday with 14 points, four boards, three assists and two 3-pointers.

He played a little more than expected because Chris Paul made Jeremy Lin look awful on both ends. Canaan figures to get minutes in the high teens, but he'll be worth a look in deep leagues for his output in steals and treys.
Mar 29 - 11:23 PM

Isaiah Canaan will likely be in the rotation for the Rockets for the rest of the season.

Pat Beverley (knee) is out for the year and Jeremy Lin can't play 48 minutes, so Canaan will step in. Lin played 33.7 minutes per game in his 14 games as the starter at point guard when Beverley broke his hand. That serves as a fair expectation for him again, which means Canaan is looking at about 14 minutes per game. Extrapolating his season averages would put him at around 6.5 points, 0.8 triples and 1.5 steals. Adjust accordingly.
Mar 28 - 3:07 PM

Rockets re-called PG Isaiah Canaan from the D-League.

One of the reasons the Rockets were comfortable trading away Aaron Brooks was the development of Canaan. He'll do fine as seldom-used third point guard.
Feb 21 - 12:56 PM

Isaiah Canaan was re-assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

He's had some success in the D-League and his style of play will eventually fit right in with the Rockets. Canaan is a little like James Harden for his attacking style mixed with some 3-point range, but he's not going to have an impact in fantasy leagues yet.
Feb 18 - 12:36 AM

The Rockets will call up Isaiah Canaan for their next game against the Mavericks on Monday.

He has been one of the best players in the D-League, ranking seventh in points per game and second in assists per game with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He will just serve as emergency depth behind Aaron Brooks while Jeremy Lin is out and this news only concerns owners in very deep leagues.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 11:30:00 PM

The Rockets have sent Isaiah Canaan to the NBA D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Canaan was the Rockets' 34th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and will get some needed minutes to develop in the D-League. He'll also have company on his journey to join the Vipers as the Rockets have also sent forward Robert Covington to the D-League team.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Rockets sign G Isaiah Canaan.

He isn't going to play in summer league due to a sprained ankle that he suffered back in June. Canaan should be ready for training camp and he'll look to compete for minutes as the third point guard.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:28:00 PM

Rockets draft pick Isaiah Canaan won't play in Summer League on Sunday due to a sprained ankle he suffered back in June.

The ankle injury shouldn't limit him for much longer, and Canaan has a chance to carve out bench minutes as the Rockets' third point guard behind Jeremy Lin and Patrick Beverley. Daryl Morey praised him while offering a mini scouting report after the draft, saying, "[Canaan] is one of the best shooters to come out of college in a while. He's a big athlete ... he's short but he's thick, so he's not a liability defensively."
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 09:33:00 AM

The Rockets took Murray State PG Isaiah Canaan with the 34th pick in the draft.

Canaan is a popular sleeper pick and he can score and create his own shot. He would see a bigger role if Jeremy Lin is moved and looks like an excellent use of a second-round pick by the Rockets.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:11:00 PM

Isaiah Canaan injured his ankle on Wednesday at a workout.

Canaan's ankle injury isn't believed to be serious, but it's unclear what the severity is at this point. He's one name who is rising in draft circles but he can't afford a lengthy layoff before next week's selection process.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 12:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Isaiah Canaan
3Ishmael Smith
4Troy Daniels
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Francisco Garcia
3Robert Covington
4Alessandro Gentile
5Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Jeff Adrien
3Joey Dorsey
4Josh Powell
5Clint Capela
C1Dwight Howard
2Donatas Motiejunas