Canaan agreed to a two-year deal with the Bulls Tuesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Canaan joins a crew of brand new point guards for the Bulls that includes Rajon Rondo and Jerian Grant. While Rondo pretty much has the starting point guard position locked in, Canaan should be in strong contention with Grant to serve as the team's primary backup. He is coming off a pair of fairly productive seasons with the 76ers where he averaged double-digit points, but failed to impress with his assist numbers, recording just 3.1 per game in 2014-15 and 1.8 in 2015-16. He did, however, shoot a solid 36 percent from three in his time there, as Canaan will continue to serve as a scoring point guard in this league.
Canaan (shoulder) was not extended a qualifying offer by the 76ers and will become a free agent, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Canaan tore his labrum in April and finished the season with a line of 11.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. For a point guard, Canaan hasn't proven to be much of a passer so far in his career, and his love of the three-ball (more than two-thirds of his field goal attempts in 2015-16 were from behind the arc) makes him an extremely erratic scorer. When the 25-year-old does get hot, however, he can be a weapon, exemplified by his seven 20-plus point games this season and his 36-percent mark from three-point range. He should be given a shot by another organization this summer.
Canaan will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn labrum, Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly.com reports. The severity of the injury is still relatively unknown but Canaan will miss the last four games of the year. There is a chance that he will need to undergo surgery but nothing has been officially decided. Nik Stauskas will grab the start in his absence on Friday against the Knicks.
Canaan posted 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt) and four rebounds over 30 minutes in Monday's 91-75 loss to the Pacers. Canaan seems to have established himself as the team's starting shooting guard over Nik Stauskas, as he's continued to provide the scoring production the Sixers have sorely lacked for much of the campaign. He's tallied double figures in the scoring column in 10 of the last 13 games, averaging 13.6 points, 2.7 treys, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists during that span. However, he's only hitting on 37.9 percent of his attempts from the field over that same stretch.
Canaan contributed 20 points (5-10 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 5-5 FT), two rebounds, and one assist across 32 minutes during the 76ers' 131-114 loss to the Nets on Tuesday. Canaan canned five triples on Tuesday, and did not even bother attempting a two-point shot on the night. During five of the 76ers' seven contests during March, Canaan has made four or more threes. However, he missed all five of his attempts from beyond the arc in each of the other two other games this month. He has 18 showings with four or more made three-pointers this season, but Canaan offers little else in the box score besides scoring. Through seven March matchups, he is averaging 14 points, two assists, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 30 minutes per game.
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