Southeast Notes: Augustin, Heat, Magic, Wizards

Just one team from the Southeast division was in action tonight – the Bobcats.  Charlotte outscored the Raptors 38-14 in the third quarter to power their way to a 107-103 victory at home.  Here's a look at the rest of the division..

  • Bobcats guard D.J. Augustin told reporters that the trade deadline wasn't a distraction for him because his name has been in rumors since he was a rookie, tweets Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
  • In today's mailbag, a reader asks Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel if Derek Fisher would be a good fit for the Heat.  Winderman won't rule Fisher out as a possibility for the Heat if he is bought out of his deal, though he wouldn't be a great fit due to his lackluster defense.
  • The Magic will be fighting an uphill battle as they look to surround Dwight Howard with the talent he seeks, writes Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.  GM Otis Smith will have to be extremely creative with his roster this summer and every player outside of D12 and Ryan Anderson will surely be shopped.
  • At his introductory press conference in Los Angeles, Nick Young sounded relieved to be traded from the Wizards, writes Michael Lee of the Washington Post.  Young says he was bothered not only by the losing but the ridicule he and his former team received on a national level.
  • The Bobcats players and coach Paul Silas seem to trust Michael Jordan's vision for the club, writes Derek Page of  While Gerald Henderson and D.J. Augustin are optimistic about the future in Charlotte, the club has received a great deal of criticism from the outside.

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