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Cavaliers In Talks To Acquire Jonny Flynn

While the world waits on LeBron James, the Cavaliers continue to try and improve their roster.  An example is the team's conversations with the Minnesota Timberwolves regarding point guard Jonny Flynn.  As Brian Windhorst says, Flynn is just the type of PG that Byron Scott is looking for.

Since hiring Byron Scott last week, the Cavs have been looking at trades that would bring in guards that can help them play a more uptempo style that Scott prefers. Flynn is a quicker ball pusher that would fit that role.

The No. 6 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Flynn averaged 13.5 points and 4.4 assists during what was an inconsistent rookie season. He has been a controversial player in Minnesota because the Wolves drafted European star point guard Ricky Rubio in the same draft.

It also fits a dual purpose.  Flynn could help the Cavaliers in their pursuit of James.  Flynn is represented by LeBron's agent - Leon Rose - but also falls under the umbrella of James' marketing firm LRMR.

Even if it doesn't help in landing James, the move does help infusing youth and athleticism onto the roster, something that will be a key moving forward if the future is indeed without LeBron James.

Flynn averaged 13.5 points and 4.4 assists per game last year as a rookie.