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Reports: Minnesota trades Jonny Flynn to Houston for Brad Miller, draft picks

Jun 23, 2011, 10:04 PM EST

Jonny Flynn

The Rockets have acquired Jonny Flynn from the Timberwolves, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, confirmed by SI.com’s Sam Amick. In return, Houston is sending Brad Miller to Minnesota, and the teams will exchange first round draft picks.

Minnesota selected Donatas Motiejunas with the 20th overall pick, so he’s headed to Houston; the Rockets selected Nikola Mirotic with the 23rd pick, and he goes to the Timberwolves, along with a future first round draft pick.

This appears to be a steal for the Rockets. Flynn’s stock is at an all-time low after a poor season that was partly caused by trying to be forced to fit into Kurt Rambis’s attempts at the triangle offense. Most expect Flynn to produce in the right system, and moving out of Minnesota can only help him in that regard.

Brad Miller can still contribute, but he’s currently injured, and isn’t expected to be ready to play until January, after undergoing somewhat surprising microfracture surgery earlier this month.

  1. jebdamone - Jun 23, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    wow, they really wanted to be rid of johnny flynn.

    • whatagreatfootballmind - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:06 AM

      johnny flynn is a bust and the only person on this earth who feels he has any chance of being something, is funny, in houston. kevin mchale. typical kevin mchale like fashion he trades a 1st round pick. now only if we get this pick 5 years cause he destroyes the rockets too,.

  2. cosanostra71 - Jun 23, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Minnesota passed on Steph Curry, DeMar Derozan, Jrue Holiday, and Ty Lawson to take Johnny Flynn effectively to trade for Brad Miller… KAAAAAAAHHHHHHHNNNNNN

  3. Justin - Jun 23, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Here is a good up to date list on all the trades for Minnesota and who they lost and who they kept (http://minnesporta.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/timberwolves-draft-and-trade-summary/)

  4. jeremytamu - Jun 23, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    another smart move by daryl morre

  5. zackd2 - Jun 24, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    “Flynn’s stock is at an all-time low after a poor season that was partly caused by trying to be forced to fit into Kurt Rambis’s attempts at the triangle offense. Most expect Flynn to produce in the right system, and moving out of Minnesota can only help him in that regard.”

    Didn’t PBT laugh at the thought of the Knicks picking up this guy like 2 freaking days ago?

    • odenxx - Jun 24, 2011 at 1:40 AM

      That’s because the people who write for PBT are Knicks haters.

      • Justin - Jun 24, 2011 at 2:09 AM

        and Wolves haters. Although, that isn’t too hard to be.

  6. geraldthecat - Jun 24, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Something for nothing. …..Rockets win

  7. whatagreatfootballmind - Jun 24, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Johnny Flynn is nothing as you will soon see. Wolves at least got a 1st round pick and cap relief (more of it) when Miller’s contract comes off the books. Wolves are the winners

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