Suns Waive Isaiah Canaan

4:23pm: The Suns have officially waived Canaan, per a release from the team.

2:40pm: The Suns will waive point guard Isaiah Canaan, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Canaan, 27, started 15 games for Phoenix this season, though as Charania notes, Devin Booker has been getting more run at the point guard spot lately. Canaan is averaging 7.5 points and 3.3 assists per game this season.

The Suns’ G League affiliate, the Northern Arizona Suns, owns Canaan’s rights should he choose to join go that route, Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days tweets. Canaan has played in 23 G League games to date.

Because Canaan was on a non-guaranteed contract, the Suns won’t be on the hook for his entire salary. Assuming he goes unclaimed on waivers, his cap charge would be about $407K.

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15 thoughts on “Suns Waive Isaiah Canaan

  1. the dude

    Suns logic: we need point guards, lets waive a point guard.

    Maybe theres a deal a brewing though

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    • The guy is just not good enough, maybe for a 3rd PG in the roster, but having him as a starter is a complete joke, Booker does sooo much better at the point than him, so if he cannot do it, then get rid of him & move to a player that can, actually is a good move from Phoenix. I would like a Fultz/Jackson strait up trade, Philly need wings Phoenix guards & both kids need a new start. As they say a match made in heaven, right?

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      • pihc

        I agree with you but I find it funny what a year will do for a player. Last year Suns had a chance to get Kyrie but everyone in your state said no to trading Jackson.

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        • Itrainsontuesday

          Well most people in Philly didn’t want to give up Fultz in a package for Kawhi and that was only a few months ago.

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  2. He’s literally the worst player on the roster. Their former GM should be blackballed from the league after putting together this roster that excludes any semblance of a PG.

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    • natsfan3437

      He should be. And they have 4 small forwards and they spent 3 first round picks on them. Their roster makes no sense.

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      • formerlyz

        Their coaching isn’t great right now, as much as you’d think it would be with his reputation. Their rotation is terrible. They also got rid of their best PG option when they got rid of Shaq Harrison. The way they’ve played, they’ve made certain people take steps back. They need to use their versatility.

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        • CottMan3

          Disagree with the coach. Think there is pressure from up top. They started off wobbly but have been MUCH better the last six games. Think Igor is allowed to set the rotations he wants.

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          • David D

            Suns are 1-5 in their last six; 2-6 in their last eight! And things are much better??? Suns homer CottMan3?

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  3. Jeff Zanghi

    Idk why everyone’s hating on Canaan. He’s put up pretty decent numbers and has solid overall 3-PT %’s too. I would expect someone to give him a shot rather than be relegated to the G-League but by the looks of the other comments… I may be alone in my praise for Isaiah

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