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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: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 4:09 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Flynn didn't fit in with the Timberwolves new triangle offense(well no one did really lol). He was at odds with coach and system that doesn't really feature a true point guard. It's been rumored he was going to get traded long before all this hype. Don't know why it's exactly news? The Timberwolves are a mess. Don't see any light at the end of the tunnel. 

Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 3:58 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Are you kidding me?  Do you watch B-Ball?  Did you see the Cavs playoff games?  All those So called TALENT surrounding Lebron did nothing...It was a one man show...Next time you write something make sure you know what you are writting about....

Since: Apr 18, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2010 2:33 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

I agree 100% with you

Since: Jun 21, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2010 2:31 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Flynn is not that caliber of player that is going to lure LeBron to Cleveland.

Also, I really don't see ANY players on the Cleveland roster that could seriously help the T-Wolves. If Rubio is that offended by having Flynn on the team, then why doesn't he get his butt over here and begin to prove he's a better asset. The Timberwolves should hang onto Flynn as long as possible. Especially if they aren't even sure Rubio will come over in a T-Wolves jersey. I honestly think Flynn is the perfect Up Tempo style PG. I think he can turn into a really solid NBA player. I don't think Rubio truly wants to be a Minnesota Timberwolves player. So why lose 2 birds with 1 stone.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 2:23 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

I think this is like the big NCAA basketball tournament expansion talks and the NCAA football massive super conference restructuring that everyone was talking about....Lots of talk and minimal action....I will be surprised if LeBron James goes anywhere...I think his people created the hype and mentioned other teams to get more money out of Cleveland, but I honestly believe that he never planned on leaving.  The sports media loves it because it actually gives them something to talk about in a slow sports news point in time, but really only one FA has changed addresses and I will be stunned if LeBron does as well.  Every time we hear about something big and revolutionary that is about to happen in sports, it always ends with a whimper and a fraction of what all the sports writers speculate.  I am tired of the over hyped scenarios that never happen.  I think this is going to be another boaring status quo announcement and all this media clammering will be for nothing.

Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 2:17 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Whether Lebron stays or goes, this is a good move by Cleveland. Flynn isn't going to make Lebron stay by any means, but the Cavs really haven't had a true point guard in years (Moe Williams is more of a scorer than a point). If Lebron stays, a good young point guard who can run is a nice addition. If Lebron goes, Flynn becomes part of a youth movement as the Cavs try to rebuild.

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2010 2:12 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

I totally agree with you.  I think if he stays chris paul is coming to cleveland. Two reasons, lebron and him r friends, and chris paul loved byron scott as a coach.  If lebron leaves maybe we can get out of the second round. Maybe we will play more of a team game and win games and possible a championship while lebron, wade and bosh and bitching about how many touches they get in a game for miami.  

Since: Jun 8, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:57 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

This guy may not win a championship unless he slinks off to be a second fiddle on a talent laden team.  Don't get me wrong, LeBron James has immense talent and is fully capable of taking any game over.  The failing is motivation and drive.  He is more interested in image, money and marketability, than winning.  If I was building a theoretical team to win championships, rather than sell jerseys/tickets/shoes, I'd take two Kobe Bryants with three role players and you can have five LeBrons.  Exactly the reason that he won't come to Chicago;  he doesn't have the sack to play in the building with the Jordan statue out front night after night.  Jordan wanted money and certainly understood making himself marketable, but he also desperately wanted to win every game.  LeBron?  Notsomuch...

PS  Not a Jordan or Kobe Bryant fan, but there is no debating the product they bring to the floor night in and night out.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:49 pm

The King is a Fraud

Enough with this crap!  He's got enough talent in Cleveland to win, but he didn't and can't because he's not MJ or Kobe.   This guy is a very good player, but the hype is trying to put him in a category he does not deserve to be in.  How can you have Antoine Jamison, Mo Williams, Shaq, Andersen Verajo, Big Z, JJ Hickson, Delonte West, Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon...and say you don't have enough talent!!!!  Are you kidding me?  You can't even get out of the 2nd round????  If they win, it's because of him...if they lose, it's because he doesn't have the supporting cast!  Guess what?  That just says he's not good enough to elevate the talent around him.  I hope he NEVER wins a frigg'n title! 

Since: May 11, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2010 1:48 pm

LeBrocalypse: Cavs trying to get Jonny Flynn

Flynn is a very good player, one of the best young point guards in the league.  This is about LeBron trying to lure good players to Cleveland, not about Cleveland trying to keep LeBron.  People keep underestimating the size of LeBron's ego.  He's not going to leave Cleveland.  In Ohio, he truly is "King James".  He is bigger there than he will ever be in NYC or Chicago or Miami.  He wants to be king of his castle.  He wants to rule.  Cleveland provides him the opportunity to do that.

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