There's LeBron James, and then there's the rest of the Southwest Division.
The Southeast Division is home to the defending NBA champs, its all-time worst team and everything in between.
In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes are joined by lead writer Ethan Sherwood Strauss to sort the biggest storylines, questions and predictions in the division.
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Did the Miami Heat reload enough by poaching Ray Allen and resurfacing Rashard Lewis? Will their small-ball approach be enough to complement the enormous talents of the Big Three?
The Atlanta Hawks are better off financially and long-term without Joe Johnson, but can they remain in the playoff hunt for the near future?
Who will win second place in the Southeast Division behind the Miami Heat?
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