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Basketball by Association - Southeast Division 2012-13 NBA Season Preview

October 1st, 2012

The Southeast Division is home to the defending NBA champs, it's all-time worst team and everything in between.

In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes are joined by lead writer Ethan Sherwood Strauss to sort the biggest storylines, questions and predictions in the division.

Did the Miami Heat reload enough by poaching Ray Allen and resurfacing Rashard Lewis? Will their small-ball approach be enough to complement the enormous talents of the Big Three?

The Atlanta Hawks are better off financially and long-term without Joe Johnson, but can they remain in the playoff hunt for the near future?

How will the Washington Wizards survive without an injured John Wall, and what's their realistic ceiling if/when they get him back?

Just how hard will the Orlando Magic fall now that they no longer have "Superman" to carry them? Can the Charlotte Bobcats avoid the kind of eternal ignominy they accrued last season?

Our Atlantic, Pacific Division and individual previews for all 30 NBA teams are here.

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