Ken Berger of CBS Sports had a note in his column last night about the Minnesota Timberwolves offering point guard Jonny Flynn in exchange for Andre Iguodala. According to Berger, this doesn't seem like a deal the Sixers would be interested in.
Sources said Monday the Timberwolves have offered point guard Jonny Flynn in a package deal for swingman Andre Iguodala. Philadelphia officials, however, have let it be known that they are not interested in a salary-dump deal for Iguodala and want an impact veteran in return.
Iguodala is owed about $44 million over the next three seasons. Flynn is due about $10 million over the next two before he reaches his restricted free agent year in 2014. While Flynn is still a young player and could potentially develop into a decent backup point guard, this would still be a salary dump deal. It doesn't make the Sixers better, it simply makes them more financially maneuverable in the long term. The Sixers don't seem interested in a salary dump move, but if they were, is a guy like Flynn the best option? Especially when the Sixers already have a better version of him in Lou Williams? It would seem a straight up dump to Cleveland, who owns a big trade exemption or a deal to the Clippers for big man and expiring contract Chris Kaman would both be better "salary dump" deals.
ESPN's John Hollinger had this to say about Flynn after his disappointing rookie campaign.
The good news for Minnesota is that for point guards, the rookie year is almost irrelevant to their eventual development. Every rookie point guard struggles, unless he's Chris Paul or Magic Johnson. So we probably can rule out Flynn as a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but realistically, there are still tools to work with here -- he's quick, he can score and he's young (21). I think his destiny might be more as a sixth man, combo-guard scorer in the mold of Bobby Jackson, but let's not write him off just yet.
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