Canaan was released by the Bucks on Sunday. Canaan inked a 10-day contract with the Bucks on Monday, but he's been given the boot a few days early after failing to produce. He appeared in four games for Milwaukee and scored just six points over that brief stretch.
Canaan signed a 10-day contract with the Bucks on Monday. Canaan quickly found a new home after his second 10-day deal with the Timberwolves ran out. He'll join a Bucks team in need of backcourt depth thanks to injuries to George Hill (groin), Sterling Brown (wrist) and Donte DiVincenzo (heel). Across 26 games between stops at Phoenix and Minnesota, Canaan is averaging 6.7 points, 3.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 23.0 minutes this season.
Canaan moved to the bench and played five minutes Monday in the Timberwolves' 130-120 win over the Clippers. He finished with zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one assist. A deluge of backcourt injuries resulted in Canaan, the team's fifth-string point guard, earning a starting nod and playing 31 minutes in the Wolves' previous game Friday in New Orleans. That would be the extent of Canaan's stint with the top unit, however, as Jeff Teague (foot) was cleared to start without any restrictions Monday while Derrick Rose (ankle) and Jerryd Bayless (toe) returned to action after three- and one-game absences, respectively. Those additions left little time available for Canaan, who could drop out of the rotation entirely once one of Andrew Wiggins (illness), Robert Covington (ankle) or Tyus Jones (ankle) are cleared to play again.
Canaan signed another 10-day contract with the Wolves on Saturday, Mike Scotto of The Athletic reports. Canaan has provided much-needed depth at point guard amid of number of recent injuries, so the Wolves will keep him around for at least another week-and-a-half while Derrick Rose, Jerryd Bayless and Tyus Jones all continue to nurse injuries. Canaan started Friday's loss to New Orleans, finishing with 12 points and five assists in 31 minutes.
Canaan started at point guard and put up 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, two rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes Friday in the Timberwolves' 122-117 loss to the Pelicans. Canaan moved up to the top unit out of necessity, as the Timberwolves were down to only two healthy point guards. The lone other available option, Jeff Teague (foot), was limited to 17 minutes off the bench while returning from an eight-game absence of his own, but there's a good chance he'll take back the starting gig and pick up more playing time in the Timberwolves' next contest Monday versus the Clippers. That would obviously represent a negative development for Canaan, though he could still stick in interim coach Ryan Saunders' rotation in the event all of Derrick Rose (ankle), Tyus Jones (ankle) and Jerryd Bayless (toe) remain sidelined.
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