Wolves rejected Pacers' offer for Jonny Flynn, Kahn says
MINNEAPOLIS -- David Kahn says the Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot of possibilities in front of them for Thursday night's NBA Draft, but trading point guard Jonny Flynn to Indiana for the No. 10 pick isn't one of them.
The Pacers "called and asked about Jonny for the 10th pick," Kahn said on Tuesday, shortly after the Wolves wrapped their final predraft workout.
"I would prefer to keep those conversations private. (Monday), I received a call from a reporter asking if we had done so, and that kind of bothered me, in that I don't like talking about those things publicly. I think I know where it came from, and so I just want to be clear: there's no way we would do that. No way we would do that under any circumstances."
Kahn was responding to a question about a Yahoo! Sports report that said the Wolves were considering the deal for Flynn, who was the No. 6 pick overall last year. Flynn played in 81 games as a rookie, averaging 13.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game.
"He's been in the league for one year and he's 21 (years old)," Kahn said. "I think that Jonny has a chance to be a very special player in this league, and he's very excited about next season already. His attitude, I've never seen -- it's sky-high right now. He was here last week working with us, and I'm just, I'm very excited to see what he brings to us again next season."
The Wolves own five picks in Thursday's draft, including three in the first round -- Nos. 4, 16 and 23.
Kahn said it's "highly unlikely" the Wolves will deal out of the fourth overall selection, but rumors continue to fly regarding movement with the other two first-round picks. The latest comes from ESPN, which reported Tuesday afternoon the Wolves were close to sending the No. 16 pick to Memphis for the 25th and 28th overall picks.