Earlier this week, Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn made it known that Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird had sought to send the Pacers' first round pick in the draft to obtain Johnny Flynn.
Flynn had a solid rookie campaign last year for the Wolves where he averaged 13.5 points and 4.4 assists. He did, however, occasionally struggle in the triangle offense.
Kahn stated that the offer to trade Flynn for the tenth overall pick in the draft was immediately rejected. Rumors subsequently circulated indicating that the Timberwolves posed a counter-offer that would have brought Danny Granger to Minnesota and the parties would exchange several draft picks.
The confirmed offer and subsequent rumor concerning Flynn raises two interesting questions. First, what other teams in the league might be interested in having Flynn? Second, what would the Timberwolves need to receive for Flynn in order to trade him?
Flynn is a very young high octane push the ball point guard who scores in the paint. Teams that would likely be interested in him are teams that like to push the ball or teams that have a veteran point guard that may be ready to groom someone to take over within the next two years.
The Timberwolves likely need a scorer or someone who can provide an inside presence. Minnesota would love to be able to get an established scorer in the league even if it meant that they would need to package Flynn with a draft pick or two to get the deal done.
The specific answers to those two questions may come when the dust settles in the form of a trade tonight.
Below is a list of ten teams that might be interested in making a trade with the Timberwolves to obtain the services of Flynn, and players that the Wolves might be interested in acquiring in return.