Unrestricted free agent point guard Jonny Flynn as identified the Chicago Bulls as one of six teams he would be interested in signing with this off-season, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles. Although Flynn is a former first-round-pick (No. 6 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft), the unorthodox spelling of his first name is probably a bigger story than anything he has done on an NBA court to-date. After showing serious flashes of potential at Syracuse, Flynn has suffered through three difficult seasons in the NBA. He holds career averages of just 9.2 points on 40.0 percent shooting and 3.9 assists to 2.3 turnovers per game over 163 contests and 90 starts.
His rookie season is the only campaign where he managed to shoot over 40 percent from the field (41.7%), and he has posted Player Efficiency Ratings (PER) of 13.0, 7.1 and 11.2 over his three NBA seasons. It would be a stretch to think Flynn could become an upgrade over C.J. Watson, but he may be a cheaper alternative. However, the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets are also reportedly on Flynn's list.
Maybe the team can put this all to rest by selecting a quality player at No. 29 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday night, or perhaps they could even make a bold trade up to get something more than a projected role player.