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Can Canaan Be the Von Wafer of '09?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by RocketsJumer, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. RocketsJumer

    RocketsJumer Member

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    Great game tonight!

    I wasn't able to watch the second half because I was eating out. But I was keeping up with the score with the Rockets App and when Canaan exploded at the end of the 4th, I thought of a comparison to Canaan... Von Wafer.

    Von was brought into training camp to compete for the backup/3rd shooting guard after McGrady and Barry. He was an unknown and had to compete with DJ Strawberry for that position. At first, it looked like Strawberry was going to get the spot until the last few games. As Wafer hit 7 or 8 threes in the last preseason game against the Grizzles, and that solidified his spot on the team.

    Canaan is competing for that backup/3rd point guard spot, after Beverley and possibly Terry. At first, Ish seemed to be really favored by the coaches and was outplaying him. Now at the end of preseason, I think the answer is clear that Canaan has validated his spot on the team before Ish.

    The comparison furthers as Wafer and Canaan are basically the same type of player; sparkplug off the bench. Both players that can change a game if they catch fire. Like in '09, our current team needs a player like that.

    It will be interesting if Canaan can fit that Wafer mold from '09. Personally, Wafer was one of my favorite player that season. Once Barry broke down and the whole TMac drama, Wafer was a huge contributor off the bench and starting some games.

    Our bench will be the huge question mark this season. Kostas will be solid as I think he will adjust to the 3 point line and DMo is be up and down. Who knows after that? Hopefully Terry can find his juju and so forth, but if Canaan can adopt that sparkplug mentality, out bench can be so much better.
     
  2. pippendagimp

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    in b4 the DD
     
  3. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    So Canaan reminded you of Wafer based upon the box score?
     
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  5. Swag

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    canaan is a beast! those 2 3 pointers were clutch!
     
  6. Zboy

    Zboy Contributing Member

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    Keep an eye on the lady in pink/red....

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Zmz0qQp4OmI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Hopefully with a lot less being a knucklehead and fighting with his coach.
     
  8. WinkFan

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    So can Canaan be an average bench player for one season? I'm hoping for better than that.
     
  9. daywalker02

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    im good with a productive 15-20mpg off the bench
     
  11. Cstyle42

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    He is Kyle Lowry with a better jumpshot at best...
     
  12. cheke64

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    Chucky Atkins
     
  13. daywalker02

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    You know Kyle Lowry is a top #29 player in the NBA right? He was known for his pesky defense.
     
  14. Cstyle42

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    Yep. Canaan can be a all star point guard.
     
  15. daywalker02

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    What can he do when his shot is off and he cannot drive to the hole?
     
  16. T FOR 3!!!

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    Usually when you're saying a guy will be an absolute steal in the second round and an all-star, you don't use the phrase "at best".
     
  17. cebu

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    The guy needs just some maturity and he'll shine.
     
  18. Voice of Aus

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    if canaan plays our a primary backup guard this season, does this make him a top 10 pick in his draft? im really struggling to even name 5 guys you can safetly put ahead of him
     
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    von wafer was brave. you come at the fuhrer you best not miss.
    has anyone seen von wafer since? just saying.
     
  20. Mr. Clutch

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    "Can canaan"?

    Say that 10 times real fast.
     

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