[Update] The ankle may be worse than originally thought. According to Jeff Bidwell at WPSD, Canaan will not play in today’s Orlando Summer league finale.
[Original Story] He’s yet to play a summer league game, but former Murray State standout Isaiah Canaan is about to (finally) get paid. According to the Houston Chronicle, Canaan and the Rockets have agreed to a three-year contract.
The third season of the contract will be largely guaranteed, according to the paper, as with previous Rockets deals with second-round picks. There’s still some details to work out, thanks mostly to Houston’s high profile signing of Dwight Howard, but for the most part, the deal is done.
Canaan is expected to play in the Rockets final Summer League game in Orlando tomorrow morning. The former Racer has been sitting out due to an ankle injury, according to the team. Murray fans could get to their first chance to see Canaan on the floor in a Rockets uniform Friday morning at 11 a.m. on NBA.com. (Not sure of the listings for NBA TV)