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.
Canaan will draw the start at point guard for Friday's game versus the Pelicans, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.
Canaan's move to the starting lineup is due to Jerryd Bayless (toe) and Derrick Rose (ankle) being sidelined. Jeff Teague has been sidelined, but will be available off the bench. This is likely just a spot-start situation for Canaan due to all the other injuries at the position, and Teague being eased back into action.
Canaan totaled 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and six assists over 21 minutes in the Timberwolves' loss to Magic on Thursday.
With yet another backcourt injury plaguing the Wolves, Jerryd Bayless (toe) exited Thursday's contest early, providing Canaan an extended run in the game. The loss of Bayless leaves Canaan the likely candidate to start at point guard on Friday against the Pelicans. It would be Canaan's first start since Nov. 21 when he was still a member of the Suns.
Canaan is expected to see some action during Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The Wolves are dealing with plenty of backcourt injuries, and it's possible Derrick Rose (ankle), Tyus Jones (ankle) and Jeff Teague (foot) will all be on the shelf. Canaan will presumably be used as a backup point guard to Jerryd Bayless, who has started the past two games and will presumably draw a third start if the aforementioned trio is out.
Canaan is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Timberwolves on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Canaan was let go by Phoenix at the end of November, and he's been out of work since. He appeared in 19 games with the Suns earlier in the year, averaging 7.5 points along with 3.3 assists and 2.6 boards per contest. With Minnesota desperately needing assistance at point guard due to multiple injuries, Canaan could be in line to see plenty of opportunities to extend his stay with the Timberwolves.
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.
Canaan will come off the bench Monday against the 76ers, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
The Suns will go with a more versatile lineup Monday, moving Devin Booker to point guard and going with all three of T.J. Warren, Trevor Ariza and Mikal Bridges on the wing, with Deandre Ayton at center.
Canaan poured in 19 points (7-8 FG, 5-5 3Pt) and added four rebounds, one assist and one steal across 32 minutes in the Suns' 116-96 win over the Spurs on Wednesday.
Canaan got hot from distance, leading to the sixth-year guard equaling his season high in scoring. The veteran had posted a combined 13 points -- including a one-point tally versus the Thunder on Monday -- over the prior three games, so his performance served as a particularly welcome infusion of offense. Canaan's offense is still difficult to trust from game to game, but he retains a seemingly secure hold on the starting point guard job.
Canaan finished with 13 points (3-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 104-82 loss to the Nets.
Canaan continued to start and saw big minutes again despite the scoreline. He has played himself into a regular starting role, at least for the time being, and is playing enough to certainly be in the discussion for deeper formats. He does not possess a lot of upside, with his production quite often coming on the back of his ability to score the ball and hit threes.
Canaan totaled 19 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, and one rebound in 32 minutes during Friday's 107-98 loss to the Raptors.
Canaan missed just one game with an ankle injury, returning Friday and finishing with 19 points. He did very little outside of scoring but did manage to see 32 minutes of playing time. Elie Okobo, who had started in Canaan's absence, saw just 15 minutes of playing time and did basically nothing in that time. Canaan appears to have the starting spot locked up for now but offers very little upside outside of points and three's. He is more of a deep league option despite the starting role being his to lose.
Canaan (ankle) said he'll play Friday against the Raptors, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Canaan should be expected to re-join the starting five. The move would push Elie Okobo back to the bench. Prior to suffering his injury, Canaan was averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 29.6 minutes.
Canaan (ankle) is questionable for Friday's matchup against the Raptors, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Canaan missed Wednesday's game against the Spurs due to a sprained left ankle, prompting Elie Okobo to draw the start at point guard and post eight points, five assists, four rebounds and a steal across 28 minutes. More information on Canaan's availability could arrive following Thursday's morning shootaround.
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