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76ers to work out Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr., Murray State's Isaiah Canaan

Tim Hardaway Jr. helped Michigan reach the national championship game this past season. (Morry Gash/AP file photo)
Tim Hardaway Jr. helped Michigan reach the national championship game this past season. (Morry Gash/AP file photo)

The 76ers plan to work out Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan on June 21 and Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. four days later, according to a source close to the players.

The Sixers have a first-round pick (11th overall) and two second-round selections (35th and 42d) in the June 27 draft. Hardaway is projected to go in the middle to late first-round, while Canaan is seen as an early- second-round selection.

Hardaway, a 6-foot-6, 205-pounder, is the son of former NBA point guard Tim Hardaway. The junior wowed NBA scouts with his stellar performance at May's NBA draft combine in Chicago. Hardaway, who worked out for the New York Knicks on Tuesday, averaged 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists for Michigan, which lost to Louisville in the NCAA title game. He averaged 14.3 points over his three-year college career.

Canaan, a 6-foot, 190-pounder, could fill a need at backup point guard for the Sixers. Though undersize, the Mississippi native is known for his strength, jump shot, and knack for breaking down defenders. He averaged 21.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.5 rebounds as a senior. 

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