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2017-2018 Southeast Division Projections

X-Washington Wizards 50-32 (2) Three of the last four NBA seasons have seen the Washington Wizards reach the playoffs, but they have been unable to advance past the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Last season the Wizards won 49 games for their highest win total since the 1979 which was their last trip to the NBA Finals. [...]

2016-2017 Southeast Division Projections

X-Atlanta Hawks 46-36 (6) Believe it or not, the Atlanta Hawks will enter the 2016-2017 NBA season with the second longest active playoff streak in the league. The Hawks have made the playoffs in each of the last nine seasons and they've done it under the guidance of three different head coaches. Mike Budenholzer is [...]

2015-2016 Southeast Division Projections

Y-Miami Heat 51-31 (3) We all expected the Miami Heat to take a step back last season, but it was worse than expected for them. After making four straight trips to the NBA Finals, the Heat struggled last season; especially since small forward LeBron James decided to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. Injuries also derailed the [...]

Jordan’s Miss On Stephenson

After making the NBA Playoffs last season there was some optimism for the Charlotte Hornets heading into this season. The Hornets had a good inside-outside combination in center Al Jefferson and point guard Kemba Walker that combined to account for more than one-third of the Hornets offense last season. This past off-season Hornets owner Michael [...]

2014-2015 Southeast Division Projections

X-Miami Heat 49-33 (3) The last four NBA seasons have seen the Miami Heat franchise soar to new heights. In the past four years the Heat claimed a pair of NBA Championships in four trips to the league's final series. But things will be drastically different this time around as forward LeBron James left the [...]