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Rockets trade for Flynn, instantly put him back on market

Jun 24, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

Jonny Flynn

So, why exactly did the Rockets trade for Jonny Flynn on draft night again?

Well, because they really wanted Donatas Motiejunas and by swapping Brad Miller for Flynn the Rockets save about $6 million over the life of the deals. But the Rockets didn’t really care about Flynn. They already have Kyle Lowry at the point with Goran Dragic to back him up (or maybe you reverse that order).

So the shoot-now-and-ask-questions-later point guard is back on the trade block, according to Marc Stein of ESPN on twitter.

The Rockets are not going to get a ton of value here, but they would pretty much settle for a rack of basketballs to use for shootaround. Flynn should put off house hunting in Houston for a while.

  1. whatagreatfootballmind - Jun 24, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Because the Rockets woke up this morning and said “what the hell did we just do? We traded a 1st round pick for who? Oh God.”. Flynn sucks and everybody knows it.

  2. cosanostra71 - Jun 24, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Flynn has already reached his ceiling mostly but I wouldn’t be opposed to the Lakers taking a shot to get him. he would improve the athleticism in our backcourt and with our veterans they could potentially get him to play smarter. then again, ball dominating point guards and Kobe do not work out so well.. see Gary Payton

  3. Justin - Jun 24, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    “But when Flynn the Point Guard gets traded everybody’s gonna jump for joy” Sung to the melody of Bob Dylan

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