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Report: Knicks, Lakers talk to Rockets about Jonny Flynn

Feb 6, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT

Jonny Flynn AP

The Lakers and Knicks are starting to act like that balding guy with the shirt unbuttoned a little too far trying to hit on every girl in the bar as it gets closer to the 2 a.m. closing time. You can smell the desperation on them.

They both need a point guard so badly they have contacted the Houston Rockets about Jonny Flynn, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN.

No deal is imminent with either team, but both clubs are in desperate need of a point guard and have Flynn on their radar.

The Knicks have shown the most interest, sources say, and discussed a possible deal involving Renaldo Balkman and Mike Bibby. The Rockets were not interested.

I’m not sure the Lakers are going to offer anything better for Flynn, the guy Minnesota drafted right behind Ricky Rubio in the lottery for reasons nobody can explain. Houston can’t be too picky here if they want to get anything. Flynn is a guy playing behind Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic in Houston right now. A guy who last year in Minnesota was considered a dramatic drop-off behind Luke Ridnour.

The Lakers have also talked about Gilbert Arenas and Ramon Sessions.

Don’t expect anything to come of this, but we’re passing it along.

  1. damp1015 - Feb 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    I would rather have Sessions but the Knicks(I’m a KNICKS fan) do not have alot of assets to deal out. Balkman/Bibby, no one wants that, I know I can get a thumbs up on that.

    • ambitoos - Feb 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      Sessions is going to the Lakers but you can have Fisher for a draft choice.

  2. Josh - Feb 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    They must be desperate.

  3. cfrs15 - Feb 6, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Laker fan says, “We don’t need a point guard. Andrew Goudelock is the next Chris Paul. And when Steve Blake comes back we will be unstoppable. It doesn’t matter that we traded Gasol and Odom for a point guard, we don’t need one.”

    • ambitoos - Feb 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

      Gasol’s not going anywhere.

  4. addict2sport - Feb 6, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    How serious are the Lakers about Sessions?

  5. cinnalocks - Feb 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    The season is melting away and the Lakers are needing to make a few moves…..This is not like the Lakers ………………..this guy is another smush parker. Why bother. Get Sessions and keep it moving.

  6. Justin - Feb 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Acquiring Flynn would be a situation of the poor getting poorer.

  7. dbadest1 - Feb 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Give them ebanks strait up

  8. cinnalocks - Feb 6, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    To be honest the Lakers need to get two point guards not one. Steve Blake has not been the answer and now he has to play himself into shape on even shorter season. Then they can use Fish for the playoffs on a limited basis for what should be his last year. Tonight they got most of what they needed from Kobe, Gasol and Bynum but nobody else showed up.

  9. rkel10 - Feb 6, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Flynn > Fish

  10. njpurplehaze - Feb 6, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    forget Flynn….long live Jeremy Lin!

  11. cluelessdufus - Feb 7, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    reading these comments you guys don’t watch a lot of basketball cause Sessions is a nice point guard Flynn is fine not as good but decent enought to fit the role and Lin stop talking about him your team won’t get him so don’t start talking

  12. aboogy123456 - Feb 7, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Kurt, that guy with the unbuttoned shirt you are describing is you. How is a team desperate when they can choose between 4 or 5 point guards that would love to be there?

  13. ambitoos - Feb 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    The Lakers are not going anywhere this year. Why not play Goudelock the rest of the season and get him some NBA experience. He’s a hell of a lot more exciting than Fisher. Fish has been great for years but the end has come for him. Sorry Fish.

  14. jimsjam33 - Feb 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Johnny Flynn is not the answer . The Wolves let him go because he could not produce . There’s a good reason he’s third string in Houston . Now , Ramon Sessions is another question . I would say yes if he’s available . He has speed and quickness ( something the Lakers need now ) and could stil salvage the season for the Lakersif Kobe let’s him do the things point guards do .

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