Former Syracuse star Jonny Flynn is finally going to get his workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers. After first declaring that he wasn’t looking to go to a team in need of a backup point guard Flynn has finally decided to give Cleveland a chance and visit the team on Monday.
After starting in 81 games his rookie season and averaging 13.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 rebounds, Flynn’s game fell way off. So off that he has only started in nine games since starting 81 games his first season. Call it misfortune, but I do believe Flynn can be a real nice asset off the bench.He is a good enough ball handler to hold down the fort for Kyrie for 15 or so minutes every game.
I would saying that Flynn is more unfortunate due to the reason to his decline in playing time being linked to the hip surgery he underwent his second season. Two more teams are said to be pursuing the free agent as well, as he has already worked out for the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls. He could get extra minutes if he agrees to terms with the Cavaliers because Irving is out two months with a right hand injury.
I believe the Cavaliers should wait to offer Flynn a deal until we find out what really happened to Kyrie at the Summer League practice on Saturday and to see what unfolds with the Dwight Howard-Andrew Bynum deal. The Cavaliers have more important acquisitions like Bynum and Luis Scola, so Flynn is not the highest on the Cavs concern list.
Flynn is a player I would like to see in the Wine and Gold to begin the 2012-13 season. A Bynum deal is unlikely right now and Luis Scola would still mean Anderson Varejao would be on his way out.