Here’s a look at the latest out of the Southeast Division..
- The Magic are a prime candidate to experience a significant slide in 2012/13, writes Sam Amico of FOXSportsOhio.com. Newly-acquired players Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga and rookie Moe Harkless will make up most of the team’s core and could result in Orlando finishing dead-last in the league. Amico also sees the Hawks taking a significant step back as they enter a quasi-rebuilding phase, though he believes that they will be better for it in the long run.
- Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe (via Twitter) believes that the recently-waived Jordan Williams will not be out of work for long. I’m inclined to agree as the University of Maryland demonstrated toughness and solid rebounding ability in his limited minutes for the Nets last season. Williams received a buyout from Atlanta on his modest $762K salary for 2012/13.
- Despite the talk of Dexter Pittman‘s spot with the Heat being in jeopardy this season, one teammate told Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel (via Twitter) that he appears to be in better shape than ever before. Earlier today, the Heat officially signed fellow center Josh Harrellson to bring the club’s roster to 18 players.