The New York Knicks have radically altered their roster over the past year bringing in three All-Star players since the end of the 2010 campaign. New York signed Amar’e Stoudemire to a Free Agent deal last summer as the power forward inked a long-term pact with the club and then made a blockbuster trade just before the NBA Trade Deadline in February picking up Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups from the Denver Nuggets. According to the “New York Daily News” the team is still tinkering with their lineup as the paper has reported that their sources say the team from “Gotham City” has interest in trying to complete a deal to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jonny Flynn.
Flynn would be brought in as a backup to the veteran Billups and could be an option to become the starting point guard for New York in the future. Flynn was taken with the sixth pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the T-Wolves, but he has become expendable with Ricky Rubio joining the team for the upcoming season. Minnesota picked Rubio with the fifth selection in the same draft but he chose to play in his native Spain the last two years. He announced that he had bought out his contract with FC Barcelona and will play for the Timberwolves on Friday.
The report states that the Knicks would offer guard Toney Douglas in exchange for Flynn. If Minnesota turns the deal down they will reportedly next set their sights on Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions who has been mentioned in trade rumors with a variety of teams throughout the spring.