Timberwolves news: Minnesota to give Isaiah Canaan second 10-day contract
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Timberwolves to give Isaiah Canaan a second 10-day contract

Isaiah Canaan

On Saturday, the Minnesota Timberwolves will reportedly re-sign a veteran point guard, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic:

Canaan, 27, began the 2018-19 season as the starting point guard for the Phoenix Suns. However, he lost playing time when Devin Booker took over the position. He was waived by Phoenix in November.

On January 30, the Timberwolves signed Canaan to his first 10-day contract. He played in five games (one start) with the team, averaging 6.0 points, 0.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists. This was clearly enough for Minnesota to bring him back in on a second 10-day deal.

This is the final 10-day deal Minnesota can offer to Canaan. At the end of the ten days, they must decide whether to sign him for the remainder of the season or waive him.

The Timberwolves have had trouble at point guard as of late. Usual starter Jeff Teague is suffering a left foot injury, while usual back-ups Tyus Jones, Derrick Rose and Jerryd Bayless are banged up as well. Over the next ten days, Canaan should have the opportunity to make an impact and show the team he’s worth keeping around.

Since being drafted by Houston in 2013, Canaan has also spent time with Philadelphia and Chicago. For his career, he has averaged 8.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

It has been something of a lost season for the Timberwolves, who own the twelfth seed in the Western Conference at 25-30. They are four and a half games back of the Los Angeles Clippers for a playoff spot.