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    Default "Toronto Raptors are the frontrunners for Flynn"

    News blowing up my twitter right now + hoopshype article

    Where theres smoke there's fire...
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    I'd link to sources but im making this thread from my iPhone in the office bathroom
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    http://twitter.com/#!/AlexKennedyNBA...57278185439232

    Rubio is in Minnesota. The Raptors are the front runners for Flynn. What's that I hear? Sounds like the Jose Calderon trade machine is coming online again.

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    I'm still trying to find the source that guy is citing. Without that, it means very little.

    EDIT: If the source Kennedy is citing is this article (http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=19999), then yay for taking stuff out of context.

    The Timberwolves have had a number of conversations with teams interested in Flynn, and more recently it seems he might wind up in Toronto. Flynn is a native of Niagara and Toronto is practically home for him. The Raptors have been looking to change up their point guard rotation and Flynn would be part of that solution.
    This means the Raptors are the frontrunners? Unless the Timberwolves front office actually said something about preferring a trade package from Toronto, this means nothing. Flynn is from Niagara, yay?
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    I posted this as a new topic in the Trade Proposals section of the RR Forum (and the other Calderon/Flynn thread on the main page):

    So in light of Rubio deciding to come play for Minnesota, I thought I'd revisit the Calderon-to-Minnesota rumor and address a few teams' needs.

    TO MINNESOTA
    - Calderon (to mentor Rubio and give Minny veteran leadership on the floor)
    - Barbosa (they have no SG and he would also be another veteran that Kahn wants)
    - #5 pick (from Toronto)

    TO INDIANA
    - Ridnour (PG/salary dump for Minny, would be veteran PG for Indy to pair with Collison)
    - Ellington (end of bench player from Minny, purely for salary-matching reasons)

    TO TORONTO
    - Flynn (PG dump for Minny, would give Bayless good young competition for PG time in TO)
    - Webster (salary-matching from Minny, more decent young wing depth for Toronto)
    - Posey (salary dump from Indy, either bought-out or traded by Toronto)
    - cash from Indy to help facilitate buy-out of Posey
    - #2 pick (from Minny)
    - #45 pick (from Indy)


    * Toronto would have a few more options regarding which players to keep, trade or buy-out (Posey) --> I assume Toronto would draft Williams @ #2, or possibly Kanter

    * Minny would go from Flynn/Ridnour to Calderon/Rubio at PG, would also add a veteran SG on an expiring contract in Barbosa (Webster is behind Beasley/Wesley at SF) and would still have the #5 pick to either use or trade

    * Indy would add veteran PG depth (Ridnour) for the big expiring contract of Posey, a 2nd-round pick and cash; they would save $2M next season


    NOTE:
    I couldn't do the trade as-is, due to Barbosa not having exercised his option, but I did it with Kleiza/DeRozan acting as a place-holder for his contract, since they are roughly equal money. That trade did work on ESPN's Trade Machine

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    Webster played well at the end of the season when the games didn't matter and the tank seemed to be in. It looked like a marketing ploy. The man had back surgery not too long ago by the way. That's enough to pause and rethink it again. Beyond that this trade looks more or less like a fleecing for the Raptors. So they get Flynn, Derrick Williams and a couple fillers for Calderon, Barbosa and the #5? Giddy up... But why do the Wolves do that?