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LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Posted on: July 8, 2010 12:03 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2010 8:00 pm
Posted by Royce Young

 Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted at around 11:30 a.m. ET that the Cavs were in active trade talks with the Timberwolves to acquire point guard Jonny Flynn. Flynn is represented by LeBron's agent as well as LRMR, LeBron's marketing firm.

Two interesting things here: 1) Can Cleveland really sway LeBron's decision at this point with a trade like this? Is that the reasoning behind it? Or are they already trying to move on? Regardless, obviously the major, most pressing concern for LeBron in returning to Cleveland is the supporting cast. So the Cavs are trying to remedy that by grabbing a promising young point guard. Makes sense. But this is like 11th hour stuff here. Maybe LeBron already knew about these talks a week ago. Maybe the Cavs promised LeBron they were going to be active in the trade market to improve the team. Or again, maybe they're trying to move on. Who knows. Well, we'll know in about nine hours I guess.

2) David Kahn trading a point guard? So maybe that's why the Wolves talked with Luke Ridnour. Can't just trade Flynn away and then have a reasonable amount of point men, no. Kahn's got to have his garage full of them. But seriously though, trading Flynn could potentially open up the door to bring Ricky Rubio over in the next few years. Rubio was miffed when the Wolves drafted Flynn. Maybe clearing that spot could help relations a bit. This could actually make a little sense. That is until we see the deal is probably for Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson.

Whatever the case, if this trade happens, it'll add a little more drama to a day that's already chock full of it. And that's really what we need, right?


Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:45 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Why everyone, including the media, thinks that LBJ going to MIA will bring championships is beyond me. For one, those three would be surrounded by a bunch of minimum pay players. At some point the other players on the team have to touch the ball, rebound the ball and yes even shoot the ball. Secondly, it would make for a great regular season game but as history shows in the playoffs the super-stars need to shoot the ball to get into rhythm. How do you do that with those three, choose one a game? That doesn't create rhythm. To me it would be exactly what he has lived through the last few seasons but with even less of a chance of winning it all. You need a supporting cast, not just two supporting members. The greatest players say, it's a team and defense that make a championship team. Just my two cents.

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:43 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Delusional....sad...Lebron is gone, my friend.  He has abandoned you, Ohio, and all his little fans.  And he's going to break the news to you tonight at 9, on national TV.

Maybe picking a new hero would be prudent.  One that has a soul.

Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:42 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Seriously! This is freaking rediculous. Lebron, if you are so great, stay in Cleveland and win there!!! There are no gaurantees in sports, yeah, going to Miami and joining Wade and Bosh is dreamteam like! However, there is no gaurantee that you will win a championship, just like there is no gaurantee you will win one in Cleveleand, NY, or Chicago, or wherever you go. Great players take good players and help them rise to the top. Your team did not do well in the playoffs this year, and I must say that Shaq actually hurt your chemistry. I am a huge Knicks fan and would love for you to come to NY, where I think you can still build your team and be the mega star if you can pull off a championship in NY. Going to Miami stinks, and stinks for the entire NBA. Winning a championship in Miami will be nice, but come on, you can go to a contender at your next free agency when you are 30, pull a Garnett or an Allen if you can't win the big one with YOUR team, which ever team becomes Your TEAM, not Wade's Team!!!

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:38 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Flynn is just a part of the package they are putting together to send to New Orleans to get Chris Paul.  The east will now be D-Wade/Bosh vs Dwight vs Lebron/CP3..Lebron won't leave OH not even he can afford to try to sell that castle he built in Akron..

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:28 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

James has already made his decision, so signing Flynn is fruitless if that is the reason, to lure James. I first thought that Lebron was going to sign with Cleveland, but now I am having doubts. James is so egotistical, it is hard to be for certain. To New York and have the media surround him. To go to Miami and have a chance for championships, but to not really be the main cog, but one of three. To stay in Cleveland and have the power to decide what players to sign or trade for, whom will be the coach, or even the GM. If he stays in Cleveland, he may never win a title, which will keep him from achieving what he really wants, to be considered the greatest player of all time. He has to win more than one to surpass Sir Michael. Decisions, decisions. Such a hard choice for a many times over millionaire. Honestly, I could care less, except about how it will affect my fantasy teams.

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:20 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Flynn may be a good player, but he is not good enough to lure LeBron compared to the talent out there that other clubs are using to lure him.  At this point, I would be surprised if he stays with Cleveland.  I think he is going to be either a Knick or Bull after the big trades they have made.  I don't see him going to Miami to be on an all-star team.  I just think his ego is big enough not to make the championship too easy on himself.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:13 pm

Windhorst: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Hmm, is Jonny Flynn really that incredible of a player to change LeBron's mind if it's already made? Don't think so. There's no way a move like this affects his decision. If he does stay in Cleveland, hard to imagine that getting Flynn is the reason why.

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