I wanted to check on something because I think A LOT of people on this board are jumping the gun in saying that Jonny Flynn may not be a starting caliber guard in the NBA. Therefore, below the jump I have included the rookie stats of some other high profile guards that have entered the league in the last few years. For the basis of comparison, I made all stats per 40 minutes.
While looking at these stats I think two things clearly stand out...
1) How similar Jonny Flynn is in production to OJ Mayo or Westbrook.
2) Jonny Flynn's super high turnover rate. For that I would point to something that Hollinger writes often (below is a quote from an article Hollinger wrote last year, in where he predicted Westbrook would be a better PG than Mayo or Rose)
he has a higher turnover ratio than the other two, which, in a paradoxical twist of logic, is actually a good thing for a rookie. Historically, those with high turnover rates have had much higher rates of improvement in subsequent seasons.
All I'm asking is that everyone take a second to look beyond Brandon Jennings' current production, and recognize the fact that Jonny Flynn is only the second good young guard that we have EVER had. And while I keep preaching patience, I'm already going to predict that Flynn will at the very least embrace Minnesota better then the first.