The Oklahoma City Thunder have officially waived Semaj Christon and Isaiah Canaan on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Canaan, 26, saw action in three preseason games with the Thunder and averaged 5.7 points, 2.0 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game. Previously, Canaan played for numerous teams over his career. He’s most notable for scoring 31 points for the Philadelphia 76ers back in March 2015.
Christon, 24, appeared in 64 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder as a rookie. He averaged 2.9 points, 2.0 assists and 1.4 rebounds last season.
Originally drafted by the Miami Heat in 2014, he was traded to Charlotte and Oklahoma City on draft night. After playing with the Oklahoma City Blue for a season, Christon spent a year in Italy before being invited to the Thunder’s training camp. He eventually beat out Ronnie Price for the final spot on the Thunder’s roster.
Last season, Christon was picked as the worst Thunder player on the roster. Christon’s season was statistically the second worst season in Thunder history.
Oklahoma City will now run with only 14 players on their roster, preferring to go with an open roster spot. They could always use that to acquire someone in a trade. They could always offer a minimum contract to someone as a free agent.
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