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NBA Trade Rumors: Aaron Brooks To the Wolves for Jonny Flynn?

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 10:  Aaron Brooks #0 of the Houston Rockets celebrates his three point shot in the second half against the Boston Celtics on January 10, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Rockets defeated the Celtics 108-102. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Joseph FafinskiCorrespondent IFebruary 24, 2011

ESPN's Marc Stein reported that there is a high chance that Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jonny Flynn will be a Houston Rocket by the end of the day.

In acquiring Flynn, the Rockets would send the troubled Aaron Brooks packing.

Flynn, despite only playing 17 minutes per game this season, had a solid rookie season where he averaged 13 points and five assists for the Wolves.

On the flip-side, Brooks is a great fit for the Timberwolves, and he would probably start his first game in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

He is averaging 11.6 points per game in 24 minutes per contest for the Rockets this season but has shot an awful 35 percent from the field.

Flynn's morale would be great for the Rockets, as his character is much greater than that of Brooks. In turn, Brooks would be happier despite playing for a worse team due to his playing time increasing.

Kyle Lowry's excellent point guard play in Houston had made it harder to get Brooks out on the hardwood.

This trade would benefit both teams, and no one is really sure whether any draft picks will be involved in the point guard swap.

It would be a positive for both teams, as Minnesota would receive a solid player who in finding colder pastures would also find more playing time. Houston would receive a legitimate backup for Kyle Lowry.

More details on this trade will come.

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