Minnesota Timberwolves

Flynn Dishes out 14 Assists in Minnesota's Second Summer League Contest

NEW YORK - JUNE 25:  Sixth overall draft pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves,  Jonny Flynn is congratulated by members of his entourage during the 2009 NBA Draft at the Wamu Theatre at Madison Square Garden June 25, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Ryan MillerCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2009

Former Niagara Falls High School and Syracuse Orange teammates Jonny Flynn and Paul Harris continued their Las Vegas Summer League play last night as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the NBA D-League Select Team 96-91 this afternoon.

Flynn followed up his 11 point, seven assist, seven turnover debut with 12 points, 14 assists and six turnovers while logging a game-high 32 minutes. He ranks second in the summer league with 10.5 assists per game.

Harris contributed seven points, three rebounds, a steal and a block in 15 minutes of action.

Timerwolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda broke down the summer squad after Minnesota's summer league opener:

Jonny Flynn looked quick, strong, alternately decisive and out of control and careless in his pro debut, with an 11-point (3-for-11 from the field), seven assist, seven turnover, 29 minute game. Played both on and off the ball. Let's give him another summer-league game before we write off his career...

TrueHoop's Henry Abbott:

"Jonny Flynn communicates to his team on every offensive possession. He choreographs, directs, goads, and encourages. When teammates need to move from the weak to the strong side for an entry pass, Flynn barks out an order -- and he's almost always right. Flynn coughed the ball up seven times on Sunday against seven assists, but his management skills are there..."

Tweets about Flynn and Harris:


ESPN NBA analyst David Thorpe:

"Flynn is a dynamic driver...Flynn has a very strong presence on the court, without being ostentatious about it. I love that...Flynn has a nice looking jumper. I don't know why he did not shoot well from deep this year." (That's obviously taken from multiple tweets due to the 140 character limit.)

"Can Paul Harris play? I have serious doubts," Thorpe wrote. "He's strong as an ox and moves well, but I'm not seeing much thinking. Yet."

Kevin Love: "Score is 36 to 32 at half...j Flynn looks really good, need to get Wayne Ellington going, but these dudes are GOOD."



The games were free online last year, but if you're a big hoops fan, work B-shift and it's a slow day at the office, or just want to see Paul Harris' new look after he buzzed off his patented corn rows, NBA.com is broadcasting every summer league game live and on-demand for $14.99 (for the entire schedule not one game!).

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