Free agent point guard Isaiah Canaan intends to sign with the Houston Rockets, according to a report by ESPN's Chris Haynes. This signing should pave the way for the replacement of injured starter Chris Paul, who suffered a knee injury throughout the preseason and only saw three quarters of action before being removed from his debut with the team against the Golden State Warriors.

Paul is expected to miss two-to-three additional weeks with his injury.

The 6-foot-1 guard fits perfectly into the equation, as a drive-and-kick style of guard that can knock down the three-point shot consistently — a must in Mike D'Antoni's system.

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Canaan is coming off a 39-game stint with the Chicago Bulls last season and has circled several teams during the offseason, including the Charlotte Hornets and the Oklahoma City Thunder, who signed him and waived him days before the start of the regular season.

The Murray State product has shot under 40 percent from the field throughout every year of his career, but should see much better opportunities with this star-studded team.

This will be Canaan's second stint with the Rockets after being drafted with the 34th overall pick by the franchise in the 2013 NBA Draft. Canaan played 45 games for the team, starting in nine of them through the span of a season-and-a-half to start his pro career.