HoopsHype Jonny Flynn rumors


June 26, 2011 Updates
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Marc Stein: ESPN.com sources: Houston making newly acquired PG Jonny Flynn available to interested teams. Wolves shopped Flynn liberally before draft Twitter

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The Knicks have had preliminary discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves about a trade for point guard Jonny Flynn. No formal deal is in place, but the Knicks are debating whether Flynn, the sixth overall pick of the 2009 draft would be a viable option to back up Chauncey Billups for at least one season. Flynn has become expendable now that the Wolves have signed Spanish guard Ricky Rubio, who was taken one pick ahead of Flynn. New York Daily News

Toney Douglas would likely be the player traded for Flynn. However, Douglas is coming off major shoulder surgery, which in theory would make him tough to deal. But Flynn is a similar medical risk. The 6-foot guard out of Syracuse had hip surgery last July and was limited to 53 games in his second year, not including a stint in the D-League. New York Daily News

June 18, 2011 Updates

Jonny Flynn and Michael Beasley might be traded this summer? Tony Ronzone: No, I do not think Beasley will leave. For Jonny Flynn, we'll see what it is. We'll know more in a few days. Basket USA

The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, won't let Williams or Irving slip beyond No. 2. Sources with knowledge of the situation say that if the Cavaliers pick Irving at No. 1, the Timberwolves will take Williams at No. 2, and don't plan on trading Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph. If the Cavs were to select Williams, the Timberwolves would take Irving at No. 2, even with the impending arrival of Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio. The Timberwolves would hold onto the Irving asset and likely command a number of suitors. Reserve point guard Jonny Flynn then would be on the trade block. ESPN.com

June 8, 2011 Updates
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Look for the Kings and Raptors to make bids for Flynn, who faltered in general manager David Kahn’s survival-of-the-fittest plan for his point guards Boston Globe

June 2, 2011 Updates

Could the Bucks make a pitch for Minnesota point guard Jonny Flynn? Before the 2009 NBA draft, Bucks officials were enamored with Flynn and were chagrined when he was taken by the Timberwolves with the sixth overall pick. The Bucks then chose Brandon Jennings with the 10th selection. With Minnesota now having a glut of point guards, including ex-Buck Luke Ridnour and Ricky Rubio, look for Flynn to be on his way out. Racine Journal-Times

Chris Mannix: Deal with Rubio likely means Jonny Flynn will be on the move. Rubio will be given every chance to start, play big minutes. Twitter

Say goodbye to Jonny Flynn. You can bet he will be traded by draft night to make room exclusively for Rubio. Possible trading partners: Toronto, Detroit, Sacramento, Phoenix. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

May 14, 2011 Updates

If Rubio does indeed sign as expected, point guard Jonny Flynn's days in Minnesota are numbered. Sources also indicated to HOOPSWORLD that Flynn is almost sure to be traded in that case with the Toronto Raptors being one of the most probable destinations. There could be some competition for his services as the Charlotte Bobcats and Detroit Pistons could also use some help at the lead guard spot. Flynn is a first-class individual with incredible character, but he hasn't produced as hoped in Minnesota and Rubio's arrival makes him expendable. At the age of 22 he still has some upside and his price tag is not very high at all. HoopsWorld

April 14, 2011 Updates

Other topics Kahn broached during a 40-minute recap of the season: -Jonny Flynn's future: The second-year point guard struggled mightily this season and never recovered from missing training camp and the first two months of the season with a hip injury. Kahn said Flynn's relationship with Rambis, which got off to a poor start in his rookie season, was repaired last spring, but "one thing led to another and it just fell apart again." Asked if Flynn had a future in Minnesota, Kahn said, "I don't know. That's my honest answer. I don't know." NBA.com

April 13, 2011 Updates

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