Jonny Flynn

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If the Rockets hope to stay in this race, they’ll need to seek an alternative backup point guard.  If you watched tonight’s game, and his other appearances, you’ll understand what I mean when I describe Jonny Flynn as one of the worst basketball players I’ve ever seen.

In early January, I assessed Flynn’s game as follows:

Except for the fact that he’s now shooting 25% and Hasheem Thabeet is no longer relevant, the assessment stands.

Flynn dribbles for the mere sake of dribbling.  It’s beyond painful to watch.

The ‘crossover dribble’ is used to change direction and get past one’s defender. Flynn does it with no purpose, standing in place, almost as if having no plan of where to go.  As I tweeted tonight, it’s become so bad now that one can only watch and appreciate it.

If Lowry is truly out for two weeks and the Rockets hope to stay in the race, they’ll need a new backup.  With already a slim margin for error, I fear those few minutes per game when Goran Dragic sits might be enough to push the outcomes into the loss column.

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  • Almost_witty

    As a fan, I’m at the point that I might just wish that Thabeet becomes the backup PG to Dragic. Seriously. Let’s just gamble on that. 

  • Chuck

    Is T-Will still “sick”? cant he play point-forward?

  • rahathuq

    i might be alone but id much prefer twill at point over flynn.

  • Frogs07

    I feel bad for Lowry. Hope he recovers soon. What a frustrating year.
    Would the Bucks still consider him in a trade if he can’t contribute in closing out the regular season (when they’re 1 game back in the East playoff race)?
    Could Morey’s calculus be bringing in Gasol+another big, in hopes of luring Sergio Llull from Spain early to play the point next season? How much is the buyout for his Real Madrid contract?

  • zen

    Give Lee the backup PG spot, and plug in T-Will as the backup SG.  Better than Flynn, has to be.  At least with Flynn not playing, people might accept him as trade throw-in, but on the court he gets exposed.

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