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.
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I have mixed feelings about this. Personally, I'd make this deal, only if we can't use Douglas to move up in the draft. Flynn would be a good back up and I think he just had a horrible situation in Minny last year. He was injured and Rambis didn't know how to use him. I can't put enough emphasis on how much Billups would help him grow. Also, considering Billups' age and potential injury issues, it would really be nice to have a true back up PG. No nock on TD, but he's a SG in a PG's body.
What really interests me about a deal with Minnesota is we could technically do to trades where we trade Douglas and $3 million for Flynn and then possibly $3 million for #20. It would be like finding a loophole in the trade rules that would allow us to buy the pick for double price (sucks for Dolan's pockets, but great for us and Minny's pockets).