HOUSTON, TX -- Getting out of Minnesota maybe the best thing for former Niagara Falls star point guard Jonny Flynn.
Flynn was traded from Minnesota to Houston during last week's NBA draft. After a strong rookie season Flynn struggled in his second year. He had hip surgery and never seemed to completely return to form. He played in just 53 games last season and averaged just 5.3 points a game.
Leading up to the draft the T-Wolves announced that point guard Rick Rubio would be joining the team from Spain, making Flynn expendable.
On being traded to Houston Flynn said he's excited about the fresh start. "You know getting back to be the player that I was, that everybody saw back in Syracuse coming into the draft and I think everyone in this organization is going to do a great job of helping me do that."
Flynn says he has something to prove in Houston. "You know a lot of people counted me out but this is a great opportunity for me to come in, we have competition at every position on this team, it's going to make practice more competitive and it's going to make us that much more of a better team."
Many analysts thought Flynn wasn't a good fit for the system run by former T-Wolves head coach Kurt Rambis. Flynn was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, he averaged 13.5 points per game during his rookie season.