2. Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks have their heliocentric superstar in Trae Young in place, but this organization needs to find him some better bench support. While Flynn is several tiers below Cam Reddish as a player, the fact that Atlanta dealt him shows that they are open for business in the trade market.
While Delon Wright, another point guard the Raptors took in the first round, has done a solid job backing up Young this season, he is a free agent at the end of the year. Could Atlanta view Flynn as enough of a developmental prize to make a deal and acquire him?
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The acquisition of Kevin Knox in the Reddish trade could mean that GM Travis Schlenk is interested in bringing in failed first-round picks and attempting to jump-start their career. Could Flynn be next on that list? He’d play in an offense that requires a ton from their point guards.
Flynn might not be a 15 point per game scorer at this level, but he’s also not someone that can’t cut it at the professional rank. The truth likely lies somewhere in the middle ground, and the Hawks could help him discover that truth by giving him a defined role behind a star in Young.