Guard Isaiah Canaan to join Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have landed their third free agent of the offseason, but it’s not as big of a signing as their first two.
Isaiah Canaan, who is listed as a combo guard on Basketball-Reference.com, will be joining the Bulls on a two-year contract. Canaan’s agency Priority Sports tweeted about Canaan’s deal Tuesday evening, but the Bulls have yet to announce the official signing.
— Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) July 13, 2016
Canaan also recently updated his Twitter to reflect his new NBA team, updating his profile picture and header and making his location say “Chicago Bulls Guard.”
Per the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson, Canaan’s deal will be $2.2 million for two years with a team option for the second year.
Canaan comes to the Bulls after spending one and a half seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. Last season, Canaan played in a career-high 77 games, starting 39 of them. He averaged 11.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 25.5 minutes while shooting 36.0 percent from the field. He shot slightly better on 3-pointers at 36.3 percent, but the 6-foot point guard is known to shoot a large amount of threes — another tidbit the Tribune‘s Johnson addressed.
Playing for the woeful 76ers last season, Canaan attempted a staggering 485 3-pointers in 1,966 minutes. His attempts ranked 11th in the league, his 176 made 3-pointers marked the 15th-most and his 2.3 3-pointers per game tied for 14th. Of the 14 shooters ahead of Canaan in made 3-pointers, only the Bucks’ Mirza Teletovic played fewer than Canaan’s 25.5 minutes per game.
Doug McDermott is also with Priority Sports and recently tweeted his approval of the Canaan signing.
— Doug McDermott (@dougmcd3) July 13, 2016
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