Syracuse Orange Basketball Alumni Team Up in New York?

Andrew Pregler@ACPreglerContributor IIIFebruary 7, 2012

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 27:  Jonny Flynn #10 of the Syracuse Orange looks to pass the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regionals at the FedExForum on March 27, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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According to, Jonny Flynn could finally be freed from the Houston Rockets by the NBA trade deadline. 

Allegedly, two teams in need of point guards are vying for a trade with the Rockets. The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are the two main suitors as of now and the Knicks have already tested the waters with Houston. 

The Knicks are in dire need of a point guard, even though Jeremy Lin's 20+ point games are giving Harvard's basketball program more legitimacy than ever before. 

Why is this relevant to Syracuse Orange basketball? 

Well first it always helps a program to see it's alumni do well at the highest level, and Carmelo Anthony's success has really helped Syracuse. 

Aside from his contributions to the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center, having the NBA megastar show up at the Orange's Midnight Madness helped out with Jim Boeheim's recruiting angle. 

Now imagine if Anthony and Flynn, arguably two of the most popular and most productive players Syracuse has seen, team up in New York City. 

The two would play in Syracuse's home away from home called Madison Square Garden and would not hurt the Syracuse athletics' brand of "New York's college team."

Now the odds that this trade happens are decreasing seeing that the Rockets do not seem too interested, but it's fun to ponder and imagine Flynn dishing to Anthony.