The Minnesota Timberwolves rejected the Indiana Pacers' offer to trade the No. 10 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft for Wolves point guard Jonny Flynn, Minnesota president of basketball operations David Kahn said today.
"They called last week," Kahn said of the Pacers. "We turned it down in a second."
Indianapolis Star reporter Mike Wells first reported the Wolves' decision to turn down the deal earlier this afternoon on his Twitter page.
Flynn, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2009 draft, averaged 13.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 turnovers while playing all 81 games in his rookie season.
Kahn also confirmed numerous reports that the Wolves and Golden State have had "preliminary" talks about 6-foot-10 forward-center Anthony Randolph, but denied a trade was imminent. Randolph, a second-year player with Golden State last season, was limited to 33 games last season because of an ankle injury.
"It won't take place this week, if it happens at all," Kahn said of a Randolph trade.
Randolph averaged 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds.