Free-agent point guard Isaiah Canaan has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical:
Sources: Free agent guard Isaiah Canaan has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with Oklahoma City.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 24, 2017
Canaan is expected to compete with Semaj Christon for third point guard spot on the roster, after Russell Westbrook and Raymond Felton.
Yesterday, we saw a similar report about the Thunder signing point guard Trey Burke. A subsequent report claimed that the deal had since fallen apart.
Last year with the Chicago Bulls, Canaan saw inconsistent minutes throughout his 38 regular-season and six postseason games.
Following Rajon Rondo’s injury, Canaan started two playoff games and was solid in those starts.
For his career, Canaan has averaged 8.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game on 36.8 percent shooting.
He was drafted in the second round in 2013 out of Murray State. After two seasons with the Rockets, Canaan played two seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Canaan had his best year in 2015-16 with the Sixers, when he averaged 11 points and 2.3 rebounds per game (albeit on just 36 percent shooting form the field. He did shoot a solid 36.3 percent from three-point range that season, however.