Wednesday , Dec , 29 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Timberwolves looking to trade Jonny Flynn?

The Timberwolves grow more confident by the day that Rubio will finally come over from Europe to join their squad next season, effectively making Flynn expendable. Recognizing this, no fewer than seven teams have reached out to the Timberwolves with interest in Flynn, with interest ranging from teams looking for a solid back-up to teams looking for a long-term starter.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The Minnesota Timberwolves may soon have an embarrassment of riches at point guard.

In a few months, the Messiah known as Ricky Rubio may finally cross the Atlantic Ocean and lead the lowly Timberwolves out of the Western Conferece cellar. Some believe this makes 2009 lottery pick Jonny Flynn expendable.

Of course, the Timberwolves are acting like Rubio’s migration is a sure-thing, and according to reports are listening to offers for Flynn.

Two words: slow down.

Rubio is unpredictable. He could stay in Europe in hopes of forcing a trade to a larger market. And if he does come to The Frozen Tundra of ‘Sota’ next fall, he’ll need time and help.

Holding onto Flynn, who had a great rookie season, makes sense. He would provide insurance if Rubio gets cold feet and decides not to sign with the Timberwolves. Flynn and Rubio could also form a nice 1-2 punch at point guard and play extended minutes together in the backcourt.

In short, there’s no rush to move Flynn. The Timberwolves should enjoy this rare embarrassment of riches instead of spoling it.

–Oly Sandor.

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