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Isaiah Canaan
PG/SG - 6'0, 201lbs - 31 years old - 5 years of NBA experience
Signed in Turkey - Signed with Galatasaray
  • Birthdate: 05/02/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): 34th pick, 2013
  • Pre-draft team: Murray State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Mark Bartelstein/Reggie Brown (Priority Sports)
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2013 NBA DraftNBADrafted 34th overall by Houston.
13th July, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year contract with Houston, for $570,515 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
7th November, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
22nd December, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
19th January, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
29th January, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
17th February, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
21st February, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
14th April, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
15th April, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
17th April, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
22nd April, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
11th January, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
26th January, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
19th February, 2015NBATraded by Houston, along with a 2015 second round pick (#37, Richaun Holmes), to Philadelphia in exchange for K.J. McDaniels.
20th July, 2016NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
30th June, 2017NBAWaived by Chicago.
25th September, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Oklahoma City.
14th October, 2017NBAWaived by Oklahoma City.
25th October, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Houston.
28th October, 2017NBAWaived by Houston.
12th December, 2017G-LeagueAcquired by Agua Caliente Clippers.
12th December, 2017G-LeagueTraded by Agua Caliente Clippers to Northern Arizona Suns in exchange for a 2018 first round pick.
13th December, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Phoenix.
8th February, 2018NBAWaived by Phoenix.
2nd August, 2018NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
28th November, 2018NBAWaived by Phoenix.
30th January, 2019NBASigned a 10 day contract with Minnesota.
10th February, 2019NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Minnesota.
25th February, 2019NBASigned a 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
3rd March, 2019NBAMilwaukee ended 10 day contract early.
Career Moves
2009 - 2013Murray State (NCAA)
July 2013Houston Rockets (Summer League)
July 2013 - February 2015Houston Rockets (NBA)
February 2015 - June 2016Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
July 2016 - June 2017Chicago Bulls (NBA)
September 2017 - October 2017Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
October 2017Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2017Northern Arizona Suns (G-League)
December 2017 - November 2018Phoenix Suns (NBA)
January 2019 - February 2019Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
February 2019 - March 2019Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
Articles about Isaiah Canaan

June 29, 2018

Isaiah Canaan
PG/SG – 6’0, 201lbs - 27 years old - 5 years of experience

Only played 4 minutes for Houston, yet in 19 games with the Suns, Canaan continued to look engaged on the defensive end as he had done to end the previous season with Chicago. Canaan has never been the shooter in the NBA that his reputation suggested he would be, and his playmaking is unremarkable, but if this defensive ball pressure keeps up, he might play a while longer in the NBA, even with the ugly shooting.

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June 29, 2017

Isaiah Canaan
PG/SG, 6’0, 201lbs, 26 years old, 4 years of experience

Brought in to be a bench shooter on a team that knew it would shoot poorly, Canaan himself then shot very poorly, while not proving to be a reliable ball handler or an especially impactful defender. Unable to make plays out of the pick-and-roll, Canaan is thus a spot-up shooter on offence and a somewhat enthused yet undersized defender of point guards on defence. And Pat Beverley, he is not. There may be a role if the shot comes back, but even with a return to his career three-point shooting mark of 36%, he is a marginal NBA talent.

Player Plan: One year at the minimum salary remaining, with only a $200,000 guarantee and a pre-moratorium guarantee date. The team needs shooters, but Canaan has not exactly proved he is one, and a couple of reasonably average perfor-mances as a playoff fill-in are not enough to overlook a poor season of being a small shooter who doesn’t shoot well.

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April 15, 2017

At point guard, Chicago has five options. The remarkably inconsistent Rajon Rondo, who turned his play around down the stretch of the season but who had struggled so badly prior that almost got bought out at one point, is flanked by the far younger quarter of Jerian Grant, Michael Carter-Williams, Cameron Payne and the small shooting guard that is Isaiah Canaan. All five, particularly the latter four, and even more particularly the latter three, have been consistently unreliable (although Grant emerged as the season went on as the less ball-dominant presence who could pick his spots alongside Wade and Butler).

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December 23, 2013

Houston -­ Isaiah Canaan: Canaan lead the prodigiously high scoring Rio Grande Valley Vipers, who have averaged 128 points on their way to a 10­2 record. Canaan records 21.7 of those points per game, alongside 9.2 assists, and is the catalyst to much of this dynamicism, running the pick and roll, collapsing defenses and kicking back out, knifing to the hole to finish, all opened up by the threat of the jump-shot. Being constantly on the attack does lead to some mistakes, but a very acceptable number of them, and Canaan has shone as one of the best players in the D­-League so far. Recalled this week to cover the injured Patrick Beverley, Canaan has an opportunity to make it translate.

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July 8, 2013

Isaiah Canaan

The leader and best player of an extremely fun Murray State team, Canaan is mostly a shooter. And he's an explosive one. The 37% three point percentage belies him somewhat, as Canaan can take over games purely from deep, and often has done. He can create these looks off the dribble, hit them off the catch-and-shoot, has a high quality pull-up jumper, and shoots so quickly that he still gets them off despite his lack of size. He does, however, take a few too many. Such is the side effect of being an NBA talent in a mid-major conference. And at 6'0, he doesn't have much in the way of point guard skills, save for a solid handle. Nevertheless, Houston has James Harden to run the offense. In theory, if he proves he can defend the position, Canaan is a good fit alongside him.

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