The Southeast Division will be the toughest division in the Eastern Conference, and probably the NBA this coming season. This division consists of three perennial playoff teams, and two young teams on the rise. There is no dud here, and at the end of the season, the team’s records will show that.
Now, as far as championship contenders, two teams jump out first. Sorry Atlanta, but with the talent level of Orlando and the “Three Kings” down in Miami, your chances of contending for the division championship are very slim.
The LeBron-Wade-Bosh experiment might work wonders for Miami or it might create problems and take a while to develop. On a positive note, the chances of it working are far greater than it failing, especially since this is what these guys wanted to do (probably since 2008).
At the end of the day it will be Miami overwhelming almost every team in the NBA on a nightly basis. By a comfortable margin, the pick here is Miami.