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Isaiah Canaan
Isaiah Canaan
Position: G
Born: 07/29/91
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:188 lbs. / 85.3 kg.
Salary: $0
Isaiah Canaan arrived in Philadelphia Friday after the Sixers traded for him on Thursday. He did not play in the Sixers’ loss to Indiana that night, but he will play Sunday when they face the Magic in Orlando. “He will start,” Brett Brown said Saturday after practice. “He is our starting point guard. Welcome to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2015. I am thrilled to do it. We will go with J. Rich (Jason Richardson) again and Robert [Covington] and Isaiah. If they can do anything, those three can shoot.”
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Mark Berman: Isaiah Canaan went to Chris Paul camp prior 2 SR year in college. Have remained close. Tonight Isaiah says he’s the enemy and won’t talk until after. Chris Paul: “Isaiah (Canaan) is 1 of those guys, if he was on a team where it was like his team, he would be even better than he is already. You guys are lucky to have him here, especially in the backup role.”
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Heading into his second season with of all of 22 NBA games under his belt, Isaiah Canaan had no quarrel with giving up his number to Trevor Ariza, who had worn No. 1 in half of his 10 NBA seasons, including his one previous season with the Rockets. But Canaan has been around long enough to know there could be some reward coming his way for his understanding. “I mess with him from time to time,” Canaan said. “Maybe he’ll come through for me throughout the year. He can have it. He wore it when he was here. It’s a veteran thing. I understand. But ask him about it.”
The Houston Rockets will participate in the Orlando Pro Summer League on the practice court at Amway Center from July 5-11. The 25-game, seven-day event will also feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers. (…) Below is the Rockets 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League roster (as of July 2) and schedule:
Current Rockets players Isaiah Canaan and Chandler Parsons along with Ron Harper, a five-time NBA champion, and Clyde Drexler, a member of the original Dream Team that won the gold medal in the 1992 Olympics, conducted a basketball clinic for 100 wide-eyed students of the school. “First of all it’s great to be here. The NBA is always in the community all over the world. And anytime we come it’s always a great feeling,” said Drexler, who won a championship with the Rockets in 1995. “It’s unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like this,” marveled Parsons, a third-year forward who is expected to have another impactful season this year.
“It changed me and matured me a lot faster than I would’ve thought,” Canaan said. “It taught me not to value material things as much. I mean, as a 14-year-old, you don’t pay attention to a lot of these things that are really important like life and people around you like your family. As a typical 14-year-old, I was just wanted to run around and play and be with my friends. So it really matured me and showed me the value of things that are really important besides things that are material that I probably value, like all my trophies and all my accolades that I had. So it really made me a better person. It made me look at life a lot different and I want to do things the right way and I want to be successful in everything I do because you never know when it can be taken from you in a blink of an eye. So now that I’m here, I know not to just let it go to waste, because you work so hard for it, and I never want to go back to having nothing at all, so I try to get here and stay.”
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Isaiah Canaan has come a long way, from going through disaster, to now realizing his dream of being drafted into the NBA. In 2005, Canaan and his family were in the path of Hurricane Katrina. As Katrina swept through Biloxi, Canaan waited out the storm in a church with his grandma. By the time he got back home, he had lost just about everything. “I lost everything but a week, probably three, four days of clothes, a couple of pairs of my shoes, and my Playstation,” Canaan said. “That’s all I had to my name. For awhile, close to a month, I had no house, I was living out of a church, so I pretty much lost everything. I had to restart and work my way back in.”
“It changed me and matured me a lot faster than I would’ve thought,” Canaan said. “It taught me not to value material things as much. I mean, as a 14-year-old, you don’t pay attention to a lot of these things that are really important like life and people around you like your family. As a typical 14-year-old, I was just wanted to run around and play and be with my friends. So it really matured me and showed me the value of things that are really important besides things that are material that I probably value, like all my trophies and all my accolades that I had. So it really made me a better person. ”
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Isaiah Canaan has come a long way, from going through dis aster, to now realizing his dream of being drafted into the NBA. In 2005, Canaan and his family were in the path of Hurricane Katrina. As Katrina swept through Biloxi, Canaan waited out the storm in a church with his grandma. By the time he got back home, he had lost just about everything. “I lost everything but a week, probably three, four days of clothes, a couple of pairs of my shoes, and my Playstation,” Canaan said. “That’s all I had to my name. For awhile, close to a month, I had no house, I was living out of a church, so I pretty much lost everything. I had to restart and work my way back in.”
NBA Draft projections place him anywhere from the late first to the early second round. Count the Nets among those who see Isaiah Canaan, the 6-foot senior point guard from Murray State, as a first-round talent. So the Nets could take a closer look, especially because reserve point C.J. Watson is expected to opt out of his contract. “Not just because of C.J., we would look at anybody that’s obviously a first-round guy, [those] we’re going to be prepared for. Count him in that group,” said Nets Director of Player Personnel Gregg Polinsky, who has been among the officials observing predraft workouts at the Nets’ East Rutherford practice facility.
The Clippers completed their second pre-draft workout Wednesday morning at the team’s Playa Vista Training Center. A week after taking a look at potential wing players, Vice President of Basketball Operations Gary Sacks, Director of Player Personnel Gerald Madkins and several other members of the Clippers’ front office and scouting department observed six point guards in preparation for the 2013 NBA Draft where they own the No. 25 overall selection. The group included Pierre Jackson, a senior from Baylor, South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters, Texas sophomore Myck Kabongo and seniors Isaiah Canaan (Murray State), Mark Lyons (Arizona) and Erick Green (Virginia Tech), who led the nation in scoring last season.