Rio Grande Valley's Isaiah Canaan and Los Angeles' Terrence Williams Named NBA D-League Co-Performers of the Week
NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 – Isaiah Canaan, a Houston Rockets rookie playing on assignment for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and Terrence Williams of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, were today named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Jan. 20-26.
A 6-0, 188-pound guard out of Murray State, Canaan averaged 25.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds to lead the Vipers to a 3-1 week. On his second assignment with Rio Grande Valley, Caanan scored at least 19 points in all four games and, on Jan. 25, he recorded a season-high 34 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists in a 123-116 victory over the Austin Toros. For the season, Canaan is averaging 22.7 points, good for second best on the Vipers and seventh in the NBA D-League, to go with an NBA D-League-high 8.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds.
Williams, a 6-6, 220-pound swingman from Louisville, averaged 27.3 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds, guiding Los Angeles to a 2-1 week. On Jan. 24, he tallied a season-high 39 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists in a 118-111 win over the Reno Bighorns. For the season, Williams is averaging 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds. The D-Fenders are 7-3 since Williams made his debut on Jan. 4.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Josh Howard, Idaho’s Pierre Jackson, Maine’s Frank Gaines, Sioux Falls’ Justin Hamilton, Springfield’s Dennis Horner, Texas’ P.J. Hairston and Santa Cruz’s Daniel Nwaelele.