Suns Re-Sign Point Guard Isaiah Canaan

The Suns have re-signed point guard Isaiah Canaan, the team announced in a press release.

It’s unspecified whether Canaan received any guarantees in his contract, though point guard is considered a weak spot for the Suns. They also have Brandon Knight, second-round pick Elie Okobo and Shaquille Harrison at that position but Canaan’s experience will make him a contender for a roster spot.

Canaan played in 19 games with the Suns after joining them in mid-December last season, averaging 9.1 PPG and 4.0 APG in 22.0 MPG. They signed him through the hardship exception when multiple injuries struck, then guaranteed his contract for the remainder of the season in early January.

He suffered a fractured left ankle against the Mavericks in late January and underwent season-ending surgery on February 1st.

The Suns waived him a week later but fully committed to helping him with his rehab and recovery.

The 6-foot Canaan has posted career averages of 8.4 PPG and 1.8 assists in 20.3 MPG over 205 games. The journeyman has also played for the Rockets, Sixers and Bulls.

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2 thoughts on “Suns Re-Sign Point Guard Isaiah Canaan

  1. David D

    Actually, Canaan’s contract is non-guaranteed, per team source. He will fight for a roster spot at training camp.

    And point guard & power forward are definitely weak positions on PHX. C’mon Suns homers; you got Book’, and maybe Ayton will be a player. What else you got? McD lovin’ the lottery!

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  2. dust44

    I really c the Suns playing a ton of “small ball” even with Ayton on the floor. They have sooo many wing guys. Warren, Jackson, Bridges, Ariza and Reed. 2 of those 5 will start with booker and Ayton. The other 3 will make up the second unit with probably Chriss or Bender at the big. They have zero NBA starting PGs on there roster right now. And in my opinion cutting Ulis took away a solid backup for the second unit.

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