Bulls sign Isaiah Canaan
The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed guard Isaiah Canaan (CAN-none). In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
"We are excited to add Isaiah to our group,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “We feel his ability to knock down perimeter shots will be an asset to our team.”
A three-year veteran of the NBA, Canaan (6-0, 201) comes to the Bulls after spending the bulk of the last two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. He has also played for the Houston Rockets (2013-15). Last season with the Sixers, he appeared in 77 games (39 starts) and averaged a career-high 11.0 points, 2.3 boards and 1.8 assists in 25.5 minutes, and he shot .360 from the field, .363 from downtown and .833 from the line. Known for his outside shooting, he shot 176-485 from three last season; his 176 three-pointers made ranked 15th in the NBA. In 2015-16, he was one of 11 players in the NBA who made four or more threes in at least 20 games.
For his career, he has played in 146 contests (60 starts) and posted 9.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 21.6 minutes, and he owns career-shooting averages of .368 from the field, .363 from behind the arc and .818 from the free throw line. The 25-year old product of Murray State was originally drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.