EASTERN CONFERENCE: SOUTHEAST DIVISION

  1. Washington Wizards — 42-40
  2. Charlotte Hornets — 40-42
  3. Miami Heat — 39-43
  4. Atlanta Hawks — 36-46
  5. Orlando Magic — 34-48

The southeast division will have three playoff teams: Washington, Charlotte, and Miami. Washington finally has a new head coach in the proven winner Scotty Brooks. After missing out on the playoffs completely in 2015-16, the Wizards need to be there this season.

Washington finally has a new head coach in the proven winner Scotty Brooks. After missing out on the playoffs completely in 2015-16, the Wizards need to be there this season. But they spent all their money this summer on bigs and didn’t add any wing help.

The Hornets and Heat will take a step back. Losing Jeremy Lin and Al Jefferson will hurt Charlotte more than they realize and Miami is in rebuilding mode.

The Dwight Howard experiment in Atlanta will be a disaster. Don’t be surprised if he’s traded next summer.

As for Orlando well, the Biyombo signing was kind of weird. Like Washington, they spent all their money this season on big men. A trade involving Nikola Vucevic seemed logical, but it never came.

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