NBA Free Agency: 'Strong Interest' Between Jonny Flynn And Cavaliers, According To Report

There is strong mutual interest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and free agent point guard Jonny Flynn, according to The Akron Beacon Journal.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Flynn worked out for the Cavs on Monday. He has also worked out for the Bulls and Hawks and has more workouts scheduled.

From The Beacon Journal:

The Cavs have held internal debates about whether or not it's necessary to sign another point guard. Kyrie Irving and Donald Sloan are the only pure point guards on the roster, and Sloan is on a non-guaranteed contract.

Dion Waiters can certainly run the offense and Daniel Gibson, when healthy, can handle the point guard role in an emergency. But coach Byron Scott said he'd feel more comfortable with another true point guard, particularly in case Irving gets injured again.

"It's something we're definitely looking at," Scott said. "I've always carried three point guards. I don't think it's necessarily a necessity, but I'd feel a little more comfortable if we had three."

Flynn, who played college ball at Syracuse, was drafted No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009 and has played for three different teams in his three NBA seasons. He has battled hip injuries and has yet to play a full NBA season -- he played just 29 games combined over the past two years.

Flynn averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 assists in 15 minutes last season for the Trail Blazers.

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