In our final division preview we roll out the red carpet for D.J. Foster from Fox Sports and the Locked on Clippers Podcast to help us break down the Southeast Division in the NBA. As one of the trickiest divisions in the league we thought we might need some perspective from the other side of the country. This division is a total crap shoot but it’s a great show full of banter to keep the questions coming in.
- Orlando Magic
- Frank Vogel is the new head coach but will that be enough for this team to finally make the playoffs? The addtion of Serge Ibaka was huge but risky and the same could be said of the acquistion of Bismack Biyombo. Will Nikola Vucevic end up as the odd man out? Are Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton deserving of their starting spots? Why did the Magic get Jeff Green?
- Washington Wizards
- With Scott Brooks at the helm the Wizards look to bounce back despite reported contention between John Wall and Bradley Beal. Health is the name of the game for the Wizards but a questionable bench makes their outlook ominous to DJ. Will guys like Markieff Morris and Otto Porter provide enough help for the backcourt duo to lead this team back to the playoffs?
- Charlotte Hornets
- Atlanta Hawks
- Dwight Howard‘s addition forced Al Horford out of town but will the Hawks regret making such a bold move? Kent Bazemore received a hefty contract but will that deter him from giving maxium effort now that he’s paid? Dennis Schroeder couldn’t be happier that that Jeff Teague is out of town…what will the mercurial point guard do with a full alotment of minutes?
- Miami Heat
- It was all good just a year ago and now this team is without Chris Bosh and DwyaneWade–but Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic remain. The team also added Dion Waiters and paid a steep price to retain Tyler Johnson. Our guy DJ says that this team could be selfishly bad but we wonder if Coach Spo can keep them on the right track.