Don’t Develop: Malachi Flynn
He might have a very cool style of play and a long resume of success in college, but Toronto should be at its wit’s end with Flynn. Going into his fourth season, Flynn has still not been able to show he is worthy of a rotation spot as Toronto’s backup point guard.
Not only did Flynn see Jeff Dowtin usurp his rotation spot on a two-way contract, but that move happened in a year when the Raptors were as desperate for point guard depth as any team in the league. The standout we saw in the Tampa sabbatical appears to be a thing of the past.
Malachi Flynn has disappointed the Toronto Raptors.
Flynn’s passing is solid, but it’s hard to get excited about a player who shoots 37% from the field and is bringing less of the defensive skills from his San Diego State days with each passing week. Both parties might be better off with a fresh start before the season starts.
If such a move were to happen, Flynn would get the change of scenery he so clearly needs while the Raptors can free up another roster spot that can be used on either a veteran who can provide stability or a younger player with more long-term potential in Toronto.