Rockets choose Isaiah Canaan as 34th overall pick in NBA draft

Murray State guard Isaiah Canaan (3) is defended by Belmont guard Kerron Johnson (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
June 28, 2013 5:49:26 AM PDT
Draft night for the Rockets centered on the club's efforts to free up money to spend on free agent Dwight Howard.

The Rockets will make their push to sign the Lakers and former Magic center when the free agency period opens on July 1st.

Deep into draft night the Rockets finally made their selection, taking Isaiah Canaan with the 34th overall selection. Expect the Rockets to continue to shake up their roster before the free agency period begins.

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