Jonny Flynn…to the Knicks?
UPDATE: According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports the Timberwolves have reportedly offered a trade package—that includes Flynn to the Philadelphia 76ers for Andre Iguodala. The Sixers have stated that they want an impact player for Andre, not a salary-dump, as such, Flynn will not be enough for the TWolves to snag Andre Iguodala.
The 6th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft Jonny Flynn is reportedly on the trade block and the Knicks may be looking to acquire the 2nd-year vet.
Flynn’s numbers took a major hit last season after missing a good portion of the season to recover from offseason hip surgery.
With Ricky Rubio now coming to Minnesota and clearly the point guard of the future for the Wolves and Luke Ridnour as the probable backup next season, Flynn is now expendable.
The New York Knicks have had preliminary discussions with Minnesota, but no formal deal is in place as the Knicks debate whether or not Flynn would be a viable backup to Chauncey Billups for at least one season.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News states that New York guard Toney Douglas would likely be the player traded for Flynn. However, Isola points out that Douglas is coming off major shoulder surgery, which may make him hard to deal.
This obviously isn’t the first rumor we’ve heard regarding the Minnesota Timberwolves’ point guard Jonny Flynn, he’s been linked to the Phoenix Suns & Toronto Raptors among others in the past.
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Rigged? Kahn: “I was joking!” Fine Coming?
Another Timberwolves appearance at the Draft Lottery and yet another evening of disappointment for our franchise. The TWolves had the best mathematical chance of snagging the top pick in this years draft (25%), however the top pick went to the Cleveland Cavaliers (via the Los Angeles Clippers) which had a 2.8% chance of snagging the #1 pick.
Was it rigged? Who knows? However, it seems David Kahn believes…maybe. The President of Operations for the Wolves was the representative this year at the Lottery and afterwards he spoke briefly to the media. “This League has a habit, and I am just going to say habit, of producing some pretty incredible story lines. Last year it was Abe Pollin’s widow and this year it was a 14-year-old boy and the only thing we have in common is we have both been bar mitzvahed. We were done. I told Kevin: ‘We’re toast’. This is not happening for us and I was right.”
This ‘14-year-old boy’ Kahn is referring to is the son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert: Nick Gilbert. A young boy living with and surviving through a disease called: Nuerofibromatosis-a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere on the body at anytime. Of course there’s more than just that. A year after their superstar fled his hometown for the glory of Miami, the Cavaliers have a chance to rebuild quickly after just a season of turmoil, now that they have the #1 & #4 picks in next months draft. Can they thank David Stern? Who knows!
Who knows, hopefully we won’t be back at the lottery anytime soon, I guarantee you we won’t be next season. Do I have that much confidence in the TWolves? I think so, but more importantly, the Los Angeles Clippers currently own the 1st round draft pick of the Timberwolves for the 2012 Draft.
A day after the Draft Lottery, David Kahn stated: “I was joking!” Stating that what he said previously was intended to be a joke. In a statement to the Associated Press, he said he wasn’t suggesting a conspiracy of any kind. Also stating that he doesn’t believe in jinxes or curses, but he does however believe in the ‘power of a story’ and last night for a 14-year kid to win the lotto against a bunch of middle-aged executives was a much better story. To watch the post-Lottery comments Kahn made to the press, watch the video in the previous post on this site.
There hasn’t been any word from Commissioner David Stern yet, if David Kahn will be fined for his above comments. According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the League is currently evaluating whether or not to fine Kahn. I’m sure we’ll hear soon enough.
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