Have the Lakers and Timberwolves had a few conversations in the past week? Yep. Has it necessarily been about the rumored swap of Pau Gasol for Kevin Love and a #2? Maybe not…
According to sources (and this tweet from @Probballdraft), the Lakers and T-Wolves discussions have been about the possible acquisition of point guard Johnny Flynn.
At first glance, Flynn could potentially help address the Lakers obvious concerns at the point guard position. For the Timberwolves, this rumor makes a lot of sense, as their primary focus next season will be to develop soon-to-be rookie point guard Ricky Rubio.
During Flynn’s rookie season, he showed some flashes of promise, averaging 13.5 points to go with 4.4 assists per game. Last season, he had a difficult time recovering from a labral tear in his left hip. He was sidelined for close to 30 games before returning, where he was admittedly unable to perform at 100%.