Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer says that during the pre-season, the Bobcats' coaches may have overloaded Bismack Biyombo with so much detail to think about that it had hindered his instincts and effectiveness. Now, coach Mike Dunlap and Charlotte brass have placed an importance on letting the second year big man play through his mistakes, which is a significant part of the team's plan to foster his development in the NBA. Here's more out of the Southeast Division:
- Although Magic forward Glen Davis has been known in years past to be a highly emotional player, A. Sherrod Blakeley of CSNNE.com hones in on the leadership role that Davis has taken as a co-captain in Orlando and how the forward's experiences with the veteran-laden Celtics helped prepare him for this situation.
- Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today says that while the Wizards have been winless, Nene's return is expected to help steer the team's ship in the right direction.
- Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel thinks that Magic rookies Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson should keep their roles once Al Harrington and Hedo Turkoglu are healthy enough to return from injury. Harkless has been averaging 16.2 MPG, while Nicholson has been averaging 13 MPG this season.