Bulls add depth at guard with the signing of Isaiah Canaan

The Bulls have signed former Sixers guard Isaiah Canaan to a two-year contract.

The Bulls have signed former Sixers guard Isaiah Canaan to a two-year contract.

CHICAGO – A week ago the entire Bulls universe was rocked by the agreement reached with a guard that changes the direction of the franchise.

Seven days later the latest backcourt acquisition doesn’t exactly rock the house but it will give a “retooling” team another shooter.

The Bulls have signed guard Isaiah Canaan to a contract, according to the guard on Twitter. On Wednesday he changed his avatar and background to the Chicago Bulls, confirming reports late Tuesday night that he reached a deal with the franchise.

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the guard, who has played three season in the NBA, has reached a two-year deal worth $2.2 million.

Canaan spent the entire 2015-2016 season with the Sixers where he averaged 25.5 minutes per game and scored 11.1 points a contest. He shot 36 percent from the field and from beyond the three-point arch in 77 games in Philadelphia last year.

Orginally drafted by Houston out of Murray State in 2013, Canaan played in 22 games for the Rockets in his rookie season. He played 25 games with nine starts the next season in Houston but was traded to the Sixers midway through the year. Canaan’s playing time nearly doubled when he got to Philadelphia and in 22 games averaged 12.6 points.

With Wade in the fold, the shooting guard figures to see minutes off the bench after the team decided not to re-sign guard Aaron Brooks. He is reportedly close to signing a contract with the Indiana Pacers.