Jonny Flynn trade rumors revolve around the Minnesota Timberwolves trying to improve their 2011-12 roster. Â It might be tougher to move Flynn than the Wolves or the Star Tribune might hope though, because his value isn't exactly going to blow people away in the off season.
The rumor simply states that Flynn, "almost certainly will be traded before the Wolves play again." Â With hopes that Ricky Rubio will finally sign with the team, provided that the NBA lockout doesn't last long, there probably wouldn't be much room for Flynn on the roster.
The Timberwolves are going to get a nice lottery selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, and that will improve their young roster. Â Kevin Love and Michael Beasley will also be back, and they have to hope that Anthony Randolph, Wayne Ellington, and Wesley Johnson are going to continue developing. Â With the team well under the cap at just $42 million next year, they could also sign a good veteran or two to help with the leadership roles.
Regarding Flynn, he was the sixth overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, and as such, the Wolves might think he has more value than he actually does. Â In two seasons with Minnesota he has averaged 10.2 points and 4.0 assists per game. Â Not anything that is going to floor other general managers, but he is still very young at just 22 years old, and maybe another team will have better luck getting his talent to shine.
The Wolves seem very close to being a good team if they can actually get good players in the 2011 NBA Draft and make smart moves with their cap space. Â Making the 2012 NBA Playoffs is not out of the question if they can find the right pieces, and with All-Star Kevin Love in the fold, anything is possible in the next few seasons.
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