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Background

2015-16 (PHILADELPHIA):
Played in a career-high 77 games (39 starts, also a career-high) with Philadelphia, averaging a career-best 11.0 ppg … shot .360 percent from the field, .363 from 3-point range and .833 from line … made 176 threes, good for the fourth-most ever in a single season by a Sixer … scored 20+ on eight occasions after doing so just four times in his career entering 2015-16 … made at least 5 threes in eight games … led the team in scoring 11 times (two ties) ... scored a season-high-tying 24 points (7-15 FG, 5-12 3FG) and had 4 rebounds on 4/2 at IND… Totaled 20 points (5-10 3FG) on 3/15 at BKN after putting up 22 in his previous game on 3/12 at DET … registered a career-high-tying 4 steals to accompany 18 points and 4 rebounds on 1/30 vs. GSW … had 22 points (4-8 3FG), 4 rebounds and 3 assists on 12/26 at PHX … dropped a season-high 24 points (6-8 3FG) on 12/16 at ATL … scored in double figures in a career-long eight straight games from 11/21-12/5 … converted on a season-high-tying 6 treys en route to 23 points on 11/7 vs. ORL.

CAREER:
In 146 games with 60 starts, holds averages of 9.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.8 apg in 21.6 mpg … is a career .368 shooter from the field, .363 from 3-point range and .818 from the free-throw line.

2014-15 (HOUSTON/PHILADELPHIA):
Played in 47 games (21 starts) with both HOU and PHI, averaging 9.2 ppg, 2.1 apg and 1.9 rpg in 20.0 mpg … shot .386 from the field, .370 from 3-point range and .817 from the free throw line … scored 20+ points four times … made at least 6 threes on eight occasions … set single-game career-highs in rebounds (7 on 3/4 at OKC) and assists (8 on 3/7 vs. ATL) … scored 18 points in consecutive games to end his season (3/30 vs. LAL and 4/1 at WAS) … posted 20 points (4-8 3FG) on 3/11 vs. CHI … scored in double figures in five straight games from 3/2-3/11, including hitting a career-best 8 3-pointers en route to his career-high 31 points on 3/4 at OKC … posted 24 points (6-10 3FG), 6 rebounds and 4 assists on 11/26 vs. SAC … also played four games for D-League Rio Grande and averaged 21.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 8.5 apg.

2013-14 (HOUSTON):
In 22 games, averaged 4.6 ppg, .1.1 rpg and 1.0 apg in 11.5 mpg … shot .356 from the floor, .327 from long range and .724 from the line … assigned to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley on 11/6 and recalled on 12/23 … took the court in his first NBA game at SAS (12/25) … scored the first 4 points (1-3 FG, 2-2 FT) of his NBA career at OKC (12/29) … re-assigned to the Vipers on 1/20 and recalled on 1/30 … suffered a strained right hamstring in Rio Grande Valley’s game vs. the Tulsa 66ers (1/27) … re-assigned to Rio Grande Valley on 2/17 and recalled 2/21 … came off the bench with 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 20:29 of action vs. LAC (3/29) … netted 15 points (4-7 3FG) vs. DEN (4/6) … tallied 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3FG) in a win at LAL (4/8) … recorded a career-high 6 assists at DEN (4/9) … blocked a career-high 2 shots vs. DEN (4/9) … reassigned to Rio Grande Valley on Apr. 14 … averaged 21.8 ppg, 8.2 apg and 4.0 rpg in 18 games (17 starts) with the Vipers … at the time of his last recall, stood 2nd in the D-League in assists per game and ranked 8th in the league in scoring average … was named along with Pierre Jackson of the Idaho Stampede as the NBA D-League Co-Performers of the Week for games played 12/2-12/8 … again named along with Terrence Williams of the L.A. D-Fenders as D-League Co-Performers of the Week for games played 1/20-1/26 … named to the NBA D-League All-Star Game, but was unable to attend due to injury (strained right hamstring).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Houston with the 34th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft … signed with the Rockets (7/14/13)… traded from Houston (with a second-round pick) to Philadelphia for K.J. McDaniels (2/19/15) … signed with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent (7/20/16).

COLLEGE CAREER:
Played in 132 career games over four seasons at Murray State, averaging 15.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.9 apg and 1.19 spg in 29.4 mpg … shot .450 from the field, .419 from downtown and .803 from the stripe … first MSU player to be drafted into the NBA since Marcus Brown in 1996 … finished his career as the sixth Murray State player to reach 2,000 points (2,050) and was 17th all-time in the Ohio Valley Conference … hit 304-of-725 (.419) from beyond the arc over his collegiate career … 2012-13: Averaged 21.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.3 apg and 1.52 spg in 36.5 mpg … shot .431 from the floor, .370 from three and .822 from the line … was named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Year … earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from The Associated Press … scored in double figures in all 31 games … netted a season-high 35 points against Morehead … added 22 points, a career-high 10 assists and 9 rebounds against Belmont State. 2011-12: As a junior, averaged 19.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.6 apg and 1.36 spg in 33.7 mpg … shot .468 from the field, .456 from distance and .837 from the line … ranked 1st on team in scoring and assists …named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year … guided the Racers to a 23-0 start, the best start in school and conference history … was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and the Oscar Robertson Award. 2010-11: As a sophomore, averaged 11.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.4 apg and 1.06 spg in 28.1 mpg … shot .416 from the field, .403 from three and .744 from the foul line … helped Murray State earn a NIT berth … led the Racers to their second straight OVC regular season championship and advanced to the conference tournament finals. 2009-10: Averaged 10.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.6 apg and 0.86 spg in 20.4 mpg in his freshman year … shot .498 overall, .482 from beyond the arc and .778 from the line … guided the Racers to a 17-1 conference record and was named the OVC’s Freshman of the Year … named the MVP of the OVC Tournament, scoring 16 points off the bench to help the Racers clinch an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

PERSONAL:
Born Isaiah André Canaan on May 21, 1991, in Biloxi, Mississippi … son of Sardie Canaan and Nicole Martin … grandmother is Bettye Ramsey … majored in advertising in college … family lived out of a FEMA trailer for two years after Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi … does not know where he got his first and only NBA jersey, but he remembers it fondly as a No. 1 Tracy McGrady Rockets jersey, which he lost in Hurricane Katrina … played in a summer Adidas Nations camp where his coach was Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson … was named a finalist for Mississippi Mr. Basketball after leading Biloxi High School to the 5A State championship and a 30-3 record … was also the Mississippi State Tournament MVP … named All-State as a junior and senior at Biloxi.
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Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 201 lbs./ 91.2 kg
Born: May 21, 1991
From: Murray State
Draft: 2016
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Philadelphia 76ers 2014 - 2015
  Houston Rockets 2013 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Murray State/USA

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