Paul Flannery

NBA Columnist

Paul Flannery writes about the NBA for and teaches journalism at Boston University. He lives in Cambridge, hates to drive and is probably waiting for the Green Line.


Even with LeBron gone, don't bet against Pat Riley

As long as Pat Riley is around, the Heat are not to be taken lightly.

Greetings from Orlando, the other summer league


The action on the court at Orlando Summer League is nothing compared to the whispers in the back hallways. While Las Vegas commands the attention, Orlando keeps its hold on the summer scene.

McGary's fresh start begins in OKC


The Michigan big man took a hard tumble during a sophomore season that included a back injury and a marijuana suspension, but he landed in an interesting spot to begin his pro career.


Sophomores show off at summer league

Three players from the NBA's much-maligned rookie class of 2013 have impressed so far in Orlando.

Admit it, you love free agency

Don't lie to yourself and say otherwise.

Bosh is free agency's quiet game-changer

A player of Chris Bosh's ability should command big money and tons of attention in free agency, yet the rumor mill has been largely silent. Where he goes will have a huge impact.

LeBron has the power to halt free agency


Why has there been a lack of movement in free agency? Blame LeBron James, or maybe look to his example as a way star players can exercise their power.

If Lance leaves, blame the luxury tax


The Pacers didn't re-sign Lance Stephenson on the first day of free agency, and now there's a real chance Stephenson could walk. Blame the luxury tax.

The Cavs are finally headed in the right direction

After all the rumors, innuendo and speculation, Cleveland GM David Griffin has executed three solid moves to get the Cavaliers back on track. That wasn't so hard, was it?

No sizzle in Celtics' draft, but plenty of steak

After all the rumors and speculation, the Celtics simply made their draft selections and got two players they believe will help them significantly.

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