ESPN fantasy basketball analyst Brian McKitish recently compiled a list of 10 soon-to-be NBA rookies who he thinks can make an impact in their rookie years.
Included on that list is Niagara Falls native Jonny Flynn. Writes McKitish of Flynn, "... he could end up being the steal of the draft if he falls out of the top 10 on draft day. His fantasy value will depend largely on where he lands, but Flynn certainly has the potential to be an immediate contributor in the NBA. He will need to work on his long-distance shooting to become a complete fantasy player, but Flynn has the talent to be a major force in points, assists and steals if he can earn consistent minutes in his rookie season."
Flynn continues to improve his stock leading up to the draft, which will be held June 25 in Madison Square Garden. He's got the potential to be a top-10 pick, and has even been speculated to go as high as fourth overall, to the Sacramento Kings. Such a destination would be perfect in a fantasy scenario, since his playing time would be extensive.