Rankings the Sixers Plethora of Point Guards

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Mar 30, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Isaiah Canaan (0) drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard

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(6) during the second half at Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers won 113-111 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

#4 Isaiah Canaan

An undersized spot up shooter more than a distributor, Isaiah Canaan was acquired in the deal that shipped out K.J. McDaniels, and gave Sam Hinkie one of his favorite second rounders. Brought in to improve the lack of three point shooting towards the end of last year, Canaan’s numbers shooting the ball were less than impressive. He shot just 36% from three, and under 50% effective field goal percentage in 22 games with Philly last year.

Those aren’t the kind of numbers that will keep Canaan on the active roster considering the tough competition he’s facing. The fact that he struggles defensively doesn’t help his case either. I do think he can improve his percentages this season because he won’t be pressured to facilitate. The fact of the matter is this team needs shooting, and that alone can keep Canaan on this roster. Nothing about his game has impressed me so far so, and if Ish Smith passing him quickly last year wasn’t an indication of Canaan’s struggles, I don’t know what is.

Check out this Piece our friends over at Hoopshabit.com wrote explaining how important it is for Canaan to get it going this season.

Next: #5 Scottie Wilbekin