Flynn’s 14.2 scoring average is third in the NBA among rookies, behind Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans (20.7) and Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings (17.9). He ranks fourth among rookies in assists (4.2), behind Jennings (6.2), Evans (4.9) and Golden State’s Stephon Curry (4.5).
You can bet the Knicks will be ready to play tonight, and not just because of Flynn’s return. Dallas dealt the Knicks a 50-point beating Sunday night at the Garden; the Mavericks’ 128-78 win was the Knicks’ worst home defeat in franchise history.
Kahn says he will use this entire season to evaluate the team. Jefferson knows, though, that the Wolves will consider all options to leverage the vast salary-cap space cleared for this summer now if they can add the correct star player.
“He has been honest with me,” Jefferson said of Kahn. “We both know you can be traded. He doesn’t come telling me, ‘Al, we would never trade you.’ Last conversation I had with him, he told me he wasn’t talking about trading me to Indiana. But he’s not going to make a promise that he’ll never trade me because this is how the business is.
Stoudemire, Kevin Martin, Andre Iguodala, Monta Ellis, all those guys and more likely will be dangled in the coming 24 days.
Oh, yes, add Jefferson to that list as well.
“Minnesota knows what they have so I don’t see his rights getting traded so easily,” said Tim Shea, a former Knicks European scout and a representative for Rubio’s agency in Spain. “The New York Knicks are not any better off in getting him than anyone else in the league.”