Canaan was waived by the Suns on Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Though Devin Booker has started at point guard in recent games, Canaan still started 15 of 20 games for the Suns this season, making the move to waive him surprising. Canaan has averaged 7.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds across 26.5 minutes. With Phoenix moving on, Mikal Bridges, Jamal Crawford, Josh Jackson and Elie Okobo are all candidates to see expanded roles. For Canaan, it seems possible he'll find another NBA job this season, though could end up in the G League.
Canaan will come off the bench Friday against the Bucks, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports. Coach Igor Kokoskov noted, "[The Bucks are] switching a lot. We're gonna switch a lot. We gotta eat space. We need more length." So Canaan coming off the bench appears to be more of a reflection on the matchup than his performances.
Canaan tallied just six points and six rebounds in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 124-116 loss to the Bulls. Canaan moved back into the starting lineup Wednesday, moving Mikal Bridges to the bench. Despite playing 26 minutes, Canaan offered very little from both a fantasy and reality perspective. Whether he sticks in the starting lineup remains to be seen but nonetheless, he is not worth rostering in any standard league.
Canaan will start at point guard Wednesday against the Bulls, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Canaan was benched Monday in favor of Mikal Bridges, but it seems that experiment has come to an end quickly. Canaan still ended up seeing 21 minutes in the contest. Over the past five games, he's averaging 6.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 25.2 minutes.
Canaan had one point (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, and two rebounds in 21 minutes during Monday's 119-114 loss to the 76ers. Canaan came off the bench and matched fellow reserve Richaun Holmes for the sixth-most minutes on the team. However, Canaan was not able to make an impact on the contest, at least not a positive one, committing five fouls and one turnover as well. Canaan is streaky at best, but he's worth a look for those in deep leagues who can afford to look his past his field-goal percentage.
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