Suns re-sign point guard Canaan

The Suns have re-signed point guard Isaiah Canaan.

The Phoenix Suns have re-signed point guard Isaiah Canaan, according to the team.

The 6-foot, 201-pound Canaan played in 19 games (1 start) for the Suns last season, averaging 9.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 22.0 minutes.

Canaan, 27, shot 38.2 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from the 3-point arc and 90.2 percent from the free-throw line. He was signed by Phoenix as a hardship exception after the Suns were hit hard by injuries and his deal was guaranteed by the team in early January.

He, too, went down with an injury, suffering a fractured left ankle during a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Canaan underwent season-ending surgery.

The Suns then waived the five-year veteran Feb. 8, though the team remained committed to assisting him with this rehabilitation after the surgery.

The 34th overall selection in the 2013 draft out of Murray State by the Houston Rockets, Canaan carries career averages of 8.4 points, 1.9 boards and 1.8 dimes in 20.3 minutes in 205 games (61 starts), shooting 36.9 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from deep and 83.9 percent from the line.

In addition to the Rockets (48 games) and the Suns (19 games), Canaan has also played for the Philadelphia 76ers (99 games) and the Chicago Bulls (39 games) in his career.