The Hornets like Jeremi Grant‘s size, writes Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. The 6’8″ forward doesn’t yet have the shooting and ball handling he’ll need to play small forward at the next level but he has tremendous potential. The former Syracuse standout could be a consideration for Charlotte at No. 24. Here’s a whole lot of LeBron talk to round out this look at the Southeast..
- The Heat have lots of work to do but the Big Three should stay put, opines Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. Miami needs to retool their bench after their lack of depth was exposed in the Finals, but no other club will give LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, or Chris Bosh a better chance at winning a title.
- James’ decision on whether to stay with the Heat or leave will come down to three driving factors, writes Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. James will want to know what kind of production he can expect out of Wade, whether the Heat can add someone to reduce his workload, and whether they can improve their overall depth.
- James can go anywhere, but the Heat are still the only team that makes sense, opines Eric Koreen of the National Post. The Cavs, even with Kyrie Irving and the No. 1 pick, are still an unknown. James could also go to the Rockets to form a new big three in Houston, but that’s not a safe wager given the tough competition in the Western Conference.