Former Houston player Isaiah Canaan has returned home and signed with the Rockets, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
Free agent point guard Isaiah Canaan intends to sign with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 24, 2017
According to the Houston Chronicle, Canaan’s contract is a one-year, non-guaranteed deal.
Canaan spent training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder and was cut right before the beginning of the season. He was a member of the Chicago Bulls last year and played in three playoff games, starting two.
Canaan has been busy since he left the Rockets in 2015 in a trade for K.J. McDaniels. He averaged 4.6 PPG in 39 games last season in Chicago, but played 77 games averaging 11.0 PPG the year before in Philadelphia.
The Rockets had been looking to add a point guard after it was announced that CP3 would be out for a month with a knee injury. Canaan has been signed to fill the void left by Chris Paul’s injury and boost the depth. His familiarity with James Harden and Trevor Ariza likely made him a stronger candidate over guys like Leandro Barbosa.
Canaan is glad to have reunited with the Rockets, and so are we. Welcome back!