Who Will Be The Sixers Starting Point Guard Next Season?

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Mar 30, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Isaiah Canaan (0) drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson (6) during the second half at Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers won 113-111 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Canaan

Canaan sports some serious handles, and that’s probably the biggest thing he has to offer. This is a big risk for him though, because Ish Smith is also a very good ball handler.

One of the major drawbacks Canaan brings is that he doesn’t look out for his teammates as much as I believe a point guard should. Last season Canaan only finished the season with 2.1 total assists per game. On the other hand, guys like Smith work extremely well with other players like Nerlens Noel, getting him the ball on lobs and fast breaks. Canaan is more likely to take it all the way himself, unaware of his surroundings.

At 37% shooting from the three point line, he shows some promise with shooting from beyond the arc. This is also a drawback, however, because he may be attempting too many three pointers. Last season he attempted over 5 three pointers per game, while attempting less than three two pointers per game.

All in all, he offers qualities that are good for a role playing reliever point guard. At this point I feel like he has too many flaws to be named the starter.

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