The Southeast Division came into existence just eight years ago, in 2004, so it's no surprise that the Heat are the division's only NBA champion its inception, winning their second title last night. But Miami isn't the only franchise in the Southeast with an NBA Finals victory in its history. Before Washington's team was the Southeast's Wizards, it was the Central Division's Bullets, winning an NBA title in 1977/78. The Wizards introduced new acquisitions Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza at a press conference today, and they weren't the only Southeast club in the news — let's round up a few more Friday notes out of the division….
- Earl Clark is leaning toward opting out of his contract with the Magic, agent Happy Walters tells Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post. Clark has a player option worth about $1.24MM, as our list of outstanding 2012/13 options shows.
- Could Mike Miller's incredible Game 5 performance for the Heat turn out to be the last time we see him in an NBA contest? Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida and Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com each have columns examining Miller's future and his health concerns.
- Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution explores what the Hawks' bench will look like next season, predicting that many of the team's unrestricted free agents could return.
- The Bobcats' front office is divided on which player to select at No. 2 in the draft, says Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld.