China Is Next Stop For Isaiah Canaan

Isaiah Canaan, who spent time with three teams last season, is headed to China, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. The journeyman guard has signed with Shandong in the CBA.

Canaan, 28, won a roster spot with the Suns in training camp and opened the season as the team’s starting point guard. He was waived in late November after appearing in 19 games.

Canaan signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Timberwolves in January and February, but was let go after the second one expired. He joined the Bucks in late February on another 10-day deal, but was waived after six days to make room for Pau Gasol.

Overall, Canaan appeared in 30 games, averaging 6.0 points and 2.8 assists per night. He has played 235 career games for six NBA franchises, including brief stops with the Rockets, Sixers and Bulls.

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5 thoughts on “China Is Next Stop For Isaiah Canaan

  1. JonnyLucas

    I’m glad there is a secondary market for these guys. Good for him.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      More and more players these days are joining the CBA after they have failed to get a contract with an NBA team. I’m sure there are plenty of teams in China that would love to give Melo the opportunity to play again.

  2. Bc1219

    That’s a shame he could of a new nba team during the regular season if he waited. But I guess China would offer him more money…

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      The only way any remaining free agents are going to be signed by any NBA team will be if someone gets injured, like Boogie Cousins was recently.

  3. stevep-4

    He will be a star in China. Here he would be a 10-day contract candidate.

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