Isaiah Canaan on “I’ve never lost my confidence”

Following Monday’s victory over rivals Panathinaikos (68-66), Isaiah Canaan spoke with about his time with Olympiacos and his performance so far.

The American combo guard shared his excitement about the win over the “Greens”, which was the second straight this season and ninth in a row since 2021 (9-0). Isaiah Canaan had eight points (2/5 from beyond the arc) and three assists in the game.

“I am excited. We won a big rivalry game, which means a lot to this club. It was a good environment, the fans came out, showed their support and we really appreciated it.”

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Isaiah Canaan is still adjusting to the “Reds” playing style and is confident he will get better game after game and eventually make the difference for the team. Especially if he plays big minutes.

“I’ve never lost my confidence personally. I can only do what I am given. If I am out there six minutes, I am not Superman, I cannot do too much with six minutes.

Whenever I am called to play, I am giving something positive whether it’s defensively, offensively. I just got to play.”

Isaiah Canaan Olympiacos Monaco
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The 31-year-old guard knows that there is a big difference between Olympiacos’ and UNICS Kazan’s playing styles and believes he will get accustomed to it if he spends significant time on the floor.

“It’s defiinitely a huge difference from the system I am accustomed to, I just feel like they need to trust me a little bit more, I have been playing basketball a lot time, at a high level, just need to be able to go out there and play.”

Isaiah Canaan Olympiacos Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

Isaiah Canaan has appeared in all 11 EuroLeague games this season and is averaging 4.5 points, on 37.5% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc, in 13 minutes on the floor.

Canaan and Olympiacos will take on Virtus Bologna on Friday night, aiming to earn their eighth win in 12 games.

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