Southeast Division Preview: Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and The Other Guys

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Southeast Division Preview: Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and The Other Guys
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Unless you were on another planet or in a coma this summer, you know that the dynamics of the NBA's Southeast Division changed since last season ended.

Gone are Matt Barnes, Tyson Chandler, and Michael Beasley. New arrivals include LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and John Wall.

It's easy to see that, clearly, some teams have improved significantly, while others have maintained their rosters relatively static with the belief that only minor tweaking is needed to take the next step.

The Southeast Division is unquestionably one of, if not, the strongest divisions in the NBA.

The Orlando Magic are only two years removed from a finals appearance. The Atlanta Hawks have maintained a talented core of Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, and Al Horford.

The Miami Heat added to their roster to create an unprecedented level of talent on one team.

The Bobcats and the Wizards both have young talent that could play spoiler at some point.

While the division looks to be a three-team race, it would not be surprising to see a fourth team emerge from the Southeast Division and make it to the playoffs.

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