Report: Suns sign Isaiah Canaan to minimum deal
It has not been a memorable 2017-18 NBA season by any means for the Phoenix Suns. However, that did not stop them from making headlines with the surprising release of point guard Mike James.
That said, it seems they have shifted gears to prepare for the rebuild moving forward. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Phoenix has officially signed point guard Isaiah Canaan for the rest of the season as a corresponding move to James:
Sources: Suns are signing guard Isaiah Canaan to a minimum deal for the remainder of the season. Canaan has averaged 13 points, 5 assists since joining team on hardship exception.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 23, 2017
Among the issues that have plagued the Suns this year, their most notable struggles have come from the point guard position.
Needless to say, it was only a matter of time before former point guard Eric Bledsoe had found his way out of town thanks to a cryptic tweet he had posted. The ensuing move then resulted in Phoenix taking a chance on the little-known James, who had spent his career playing overseas up until this season.
Now it seems the Suns are content with the performance Canaan has displayed at running the offense. Following a brief stint with the Houston Rockets, the fourth-year man has played well thus far during his short tenure with the Suns. He is currently averaging 13.0 points, 5.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.