NBA Roundtable

Jonny Flynn On Trade Block

In Trade Talk on February 23, 2011 at 11:17 pm

ESPN reports

A number of GMs are telling me that the Wolves are out there offering Jonny Flynn around the league. Flynn was the No. 6 pick in the draft in 2009. The Wolves drafted Flynn and Ricky Rubio in the lottery — passing on a number of other more successful guards including Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holiday, Ty Lawson and Darren Collison to get them.

But injuries and general poor play by Flynn and the possibility of Rubio joining the team this summer now have the Wolves looking to move Flynn.

Where will he land? Sources say the Wolves have offered Flynn to the Jazz as part of a Raja Bell deal. They also are talking to several other teams, including the Blazers, about a deal.


Jonny Flynn

Jonny Flynn is a poor NBA player. A weak defensive player, a non-rebounder and an ineffective / inefficient scorer. He showed some talent as a passer/playmaker during his initial summer league but the Triangle offense Minnesota is deploying has made it difficult for him to showcase that.

If Flynn can be a quality distributor / floor general, then he can become a legitimate rotation worthy player but likely as a backup due to his limitations elsewhere (defense, scoring, rebounding).

If he cannot add considerable value with his passing ability, then Flynn is a mere third string point guard, talent wise.


Update: The Rockets are in talks for Jonny Flynn

Update: No trade to report at the deadline … but it looks likely that the Wolves will make Flynn available again in the summer.

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