The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers have contacted the Houston Rockets about acquiring Jonny Flynn, according to league sources.
No deal is imminent with either team, but both clubs are in desperate need of a point guard and have Flynn on their radar.
The Knicks have shown the most interest, sources say, and discussed a possible deal involving Renaldo Balkman and Mike Bibby. The Rockets were not interested.
This was pretty surprising as Flynn is one of the worst players I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing in red and white. I wouldn’t take back Bibby–or anyone with future salary obligations–but if the Rockets could somehow bring back a second round draft pick from a deal like this, you’d have to count your blessings.
It’s also interesting that Flynn actually has value and teams interested. If the Rockets can make a deal, it would make that Motiejunas trade look even better, in hindsight. This sort of shows the value of taking risks on former busts. While it may not work out for you, there’s a chance they retain value and can be passed onto a different buyer hoping to make it work in new surroundings.