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Jonny Flynn: Wesley Johnson Advocate

Jerry Zgoda of StarTribune.com writes that Minnesota’s point guard, Jonny Flynn, is taking an active interest in the workouts of Wesley Johnson, his former teammate at Syracuse University.

On Tuesday, Flynn watched his friend work out for Kahn, coach Kurt Rambis and owner Glen Taylor. Johnson and Flynn practiced against each other for a season at Syracuse after Johnson transferred there from Iowa State.

Flynn envisioned himself playing on the same court with both Johnson and Wolves forward Corey Brewer, who’s about an inch taller and 20 pounds lighter than the draft prospect some scouts have compared to Shawn Marion.

“Having both those guys on the floor, you can just close your eyes, throw the ball up and have both of them fight for it,” Flynn said. “Wes would be a great fit for us. We could really use him on this team.”

Seeking input from players, especially star players, is common practice in the NBA. But in this case, given Flynn’s up-and-down rookie season and the team’s continuing question marks at the point guard position going forward, it’s probably best not to let friendship, familiarity and college loyalty cloud the draft day decision-making process.

Should Flynn have a say in the draft? Discuss this and everything Minnesota Timberwolves over at SB Nation’s Canis Hoopus.

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