Canaan, former Racer guard, headed to China for hoops

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Former Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan has signed with the Shandong Golden Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, per multiple sources, following six years in the NBA.

After six years in the National Basketball Association, former Murray State Racer point guard Isaiah Canaan is bound for the Chinese Basketball Association per multiple sources, where he'll play for Shandong this year.

Canaan most recently spent this past 2018-19 NBA season playing for the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks following a gruesome leg injury that cut his 2017-18 season short.

In 235 NBA games, Canaan averaged 8.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists with 37.1% shooting from the floor, 35.1% from the arc and 83.6% from the stripe.

He also toted a 10.7 PER (Player Efficiency Rating) and a 4.3 Win Share.

He was selected early in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, and now heads to a league that most recently embraced former players like Lance Stephenson, Ian Clark, Jerian Grant, Jerryd Bayless, Ekpe Udoh and Donatas Motiejunas.

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