Following a negotiation lapse with Trey Burke, the Oklahoma City Thunder has signed 6’0 combo guard Isaiah Canaan to a non-guaranteed contract, per Shams Chariana of The Vertical.
Last season, Canaan, 26, appeared in 39 games for Chicago while averaging 4.6 ppg and 15.2 minutes per contest. Prior to a labored 16-17’ campaign, Canaan enjoyed featured status with the “process” 76’ers. During his 99-game run as a Sixer, over portions of the 14-15’ and 15-16’ seasons, Canaan added 11.4 ppg, and 2.1 apg while netting 2.4 3PM on 36% 3PA.
The former second-round pick parlayed this momentum into a multi-year deal with Chicago. Though after being released in June by the Bulls, Canaan will battle Raymond Felton, Semaj Christon, and Bryce Alford for a roster spot with the rebuilt Thunder.
Over five NBA seasons, the gritty Canaan has averaged 8.2 ppg as an undersized perimeter option. If Canaan makes the Thunder, he will likely serve as the team’s emergency point guard.
The Oklahoma City Thunder begin training camp September 26.