The headline is nothing near far-fetched. The Timberwolves have a log-jam at the point guard position. They have Flynn, Rubio, and Ridnour. The Wolves are banking on the future of Rubio and percieve him as a future starter. Flynn and Ridnour are both best suited for a backup role. The problem is only one will get that and the other will go stale on the bench. As of right now, it seems like the best offer is coming from New York in the form of Toney Douglas. Per the New York Daily News:

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.

Toney Douglas would likely be the player traded for Flynn.

I’ll admit I don’t know much about Douglas. I know that he is a combo guard. At 6’2″ he seems a bit undersized at the 2 spot and we already have seen how that works out with Wayne Ellington. I would rather see Minnesota move Flynn for a veteran locker room presence. I think that is what is lacking the most with this team at the moment. However, teams look at our situation and know he needs to be moved. There is just not much value on the market right now for him. He still is young and still has potential. I foresee Flynn as a 16 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds type guy. Not an All-Star but definitely a quality starter for a team who has big scorers like the Knicks. The Basketball offseason is just beginning so get ready for some action. The draft starts in 4 days and soon we will see how the Wolves roster will shape up for next year. That is until the lockout stops all momentum and ruins all the excitement.

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