Mutual Interest Between Jonny Flynn, Cavs

June 27 2012 at 3:13pm CST By Luke Adams

While all eyes remain on tomorrow night's draft, the NBA's free agency period will get underway just four days from now. One potential pairing to watch for after July 1st? Jonny Flynn and the Cavaliers. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal (Sulia link), the Cavs are expected to pursue Flynn as their backup point guard, and there is mutual interest between the two sides.

Flynn, a former sixth overall pick, has changed teams twice since the Timberwolves drafted him in 2009, and will hit free agency a year early after the Rockets turned down his fourth-year option. While the 23-year-old hasn't impressed in his three seasons in the NBA, this isn't the first time we've heard that Cleveland has interest in him. Prior to this season's trade deadline, Chris Broussard of ESPN.com reported that the Cavs were expected to pursue the point guard if they traded Ramon Sessions. Although Sessions headed to Los Angeles, the Rockets shipped Flynn to the Blazers, rather than to the Cavs.

Since averaging 13.5 points and 4.4 assists per game in his rookie year, Flynn has posted marks of just 5.0 PPG and 3.4 APG in 17.1 MPG (82 total games) in his last two seasons. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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