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Wolves Updates 5/1

Flynn named to All-Rookie Second Team, Pistons source says Ronzone to join team as asst GM and more


From Jonah Ballow/Timberwolves site: Flynn Named to All-Rookie Second Team

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn has been named to the 2009-10 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Team, the National Basketball Association announced earlier today. Flynn was named to the Second Team after averaging 13.5 points (5th among rookies), 4.4 assists (5th) and 1.0 steals (7th) per game.

The T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Teams were selected by a voting panel consisting of the NBA’s 30 head coaches


Tyreke Evans Sacramento
Brandon Jennings Milwaukee
Stephen Curry Golden State
Darren Collison New Orleans
Taj Gibson Chicago

Marcus Thornton New Orleans
DeJuan Blair San Antonio
James Harden Oklahoma City
Jonny Flynn Minnesota
Jonas Jerebko Detroit


From Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune:

Jonny Flynn was named today to the NBA's All Rookie second team, joining such former Timbewolves as Kevin Garnett (really?), Kevin Love, Craig Smith and Felton Spencer to be named to that team.


From Vincent Goodwill/ The Detroit News:  

Pistons director of basketball operations Tony Ronzone will become the assistant general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a team source.


From Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press:

Director of scouting Tony Ronzone will leave the Pistons to join the front office with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Known for his international scouting connections, Ronzone just completed his ninth season with the Pistons -- the past five as director of scouting. Currently, there are no plans to replace Ronzone.


From Chad Ford's twitter account:

Getting Tony Ronzone was a great get by David Kahn & Wolves. Tony has one of the best eyes for talent in the NBA and a great guy.



From David Berri/Wages Of Win Journal:

Jennings, though, is much more productive than Jonny Flynn.  With the 6th  pick in the 2008 NBA draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Flynn.   And although he finished fourth in scoring in this rookie class – and earned two third place votes for Rookie of the Year — Flynn finished the season with -1.4 Wins Produced and a -0.030 WP48.


From Roman Augustoviz/Star Tribune:

That prediction seems a certainty. Martinez played two minutes for the Lynx on July 7, 2005, then left the next day to join Spain's national team. "It was important to us, so I made the decision," said Martinez, 26. "Now I have grown up a little, so I think it will be better."

She has played for Spain in the past two Olympics. In Beijing in 2008, she also watched Timberwolves draft pick Ricky Rubio play for her country's men's team. "I like how [Rubio] plays," she said. "He reads a lot of situations. I always learn something from each player I like."