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Jonny Flynn Rumors: Knicks Interest In Former Syracuse Guard?

With injuries to star forward Carmelo Anthony and veteran point guard Baron Davis the New York Knicks are looking to acquire a player that can help them out right away, and they might have found their guy in Houston Rockets guard Jonny Flynn.

According to's Chris Broussard, the Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are both interested in trading for the former Syracuse Orange guard, who had some magical moments at Madison Square Garden during his collegiate years.

"No deal is imminent with either team, but both clubs are in desperate need of a point guard and have Flynn on their radar, said Broussard.

"The Knicks have shown the most interest, sources say, and discussed a possible deal involving Renaldo Balkman and Mike Bibby. The Rockets were not interested."

The Rockets, who has featured Flynn in the line up just seven times this year, are having a hard time finding playing time for Flynn because he's stuck behind young guard Kyle Lowry. In late January, Houston declined to pick up a fourth-year option on Flynn's contract. Flynn will now become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Last summer, Flynn was traded to the Rockets from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected Flynn and Spanish guard Ricky Rubio in the early rounds of the 2009 NBA Draft.

In Minnesota, Flynn struggled 13.4 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game but suffered a hip injury in his sophomore year and when struggled the fans called for Ricky Rubio. In an interview with Minnesota's Pioneer Press, Flynn admitted he let that talk get to his head.

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