...oh, that's right...it's Leon Rose. Who also represents LeBron James. And also runs James' marketing firm. So it probably shouldn't be much of a surprise that Cleveland or LeBron or some kind of hybrid therein is working on getting Jonny to Cle-town.
Since hiring Byron Scott last week, the Cavs have been looking at trades that would bring in guards that can help them play a more uptempo style that Scott prefers. Flynn is a quicker ball pusher that would fit that role.
The No. 6 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Flynn averaged 13.5 points and 4.4 assists during what was an inconsistent rookie season. He has been a controversial player in Minnesota because the Wolves drafted European star point guard Ricky Rubio in the same draft.
We know LeBron has been a huge fan of Jonny's ever since he broke who-knows-how-many rules and contacted Jonny on behalf of Rose while he was still at Syracuse.
Brian Windhorst, who has turned into Source Zero for all-things LeBron news, had this to say.
"It is possible that trying to trade for Flynn is an appeal to James before he announces his final decision at 9 p.m. on ESPN tonight. In recent days the team has made a strong and wide-ranging push to trade for James' friend and New Orleans Hornets star guard Chris Paul, but have been rebuffed, league executives said."
Dave Kahn is denying the rumor but then again he's Dave Kahn. I'm pretty sure he made that denial while in his pajamas at a Chuck E. Cheese.
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Even if Jonny doesn't head to Cleveland today, this is just one more trade rumor to add to the pile. His days in Minnesota are numbered.