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    Default HoopsWorld.com: Flynn to Toronto?

    If Rubio does indeed sign as expected, point guard Jonny Flynn's days in Minnesota are numbered. Sources also indicated to HOOPSWORLD that Flynn is almost sure to be traded in that case with the Toronto Raptors being one of the most probable destinations. There could be some competition for his services as the Charlotte Bobcats and Detroit Pistons could also use some help at the lead guard spot. Flynn is a first-class individual with incredible character, but he hasn't produced as hoped in Minnesota and Rubio's arrival makes him expendable. At the age of 22 he still has some upside and his price tag is not very high at all.



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    Rubio likely to Minnesota?

    Flynn rumoured to Toronto?

    Would Toronto offer Calderon or use the TPE? Hmmmmmm, the speculation.

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    I would love to see Jonny Flynn here in Toronto. He might as well be considered a local boy, having grown up in Niagara Falls, NY. And it would end the speculation on Kemba.

    Amongst the things the Timberwolves would be looking for in a deal for their top first round pick would be an experienced point guard to mentor Rubio ...
    Doesn't this scream Calderon?
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    Quote RaptorDan wrote: View Post
    Doesn't this scream Calderon?
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    I can't seem to find the video anywhere but Raptors.com, but if you go to the Video Section and search Jonny Flynn, there's a great interview with him during his Draft Workouts. I'm surprised they still have it on the site.

    Reporter: About coming to Toronto

    Jonny Flynn: "Toronto is a Perfect Fit..(talks about Bosh and Bargs and junk)...Calderon would be perfect for me to learn some things from about being a PG. And being right over the border from where I from, Niagara Falls, I'm basically a Canadian. It would nice if my family could come see me, and be close."
    ADD Found that part about Calderon funny, as we make the scenario of trading Calderon for Flynn.
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    They've been rebuilding for several years now and there is no lack of young talent on the roster. The need for proven veterans is far more pressing ... and an upgrade at the center position
    I haven't looked to see if and how this would be possible, but imagine if Minnesota also signed Marc Gasol in the off season? They would have Calderon from Toronto, Rubio and Gasol. Could they also make some kind of trade with the Lakers to get Pau? It would be the Spanish national team!
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    Minnesota is probably under where the cap will be so if a trade took place under the new CBA they could still absorb Calderon's contract. I think Calderon would be high on their wish list because of his bond with Rubio in the past.

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