Feb 1, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) shoots the ball as Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger (7) defends during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
With NBA training camps opening in roughly two weeks, we continue summarizing what exactly happened this summer with the Southeast Division
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Last season, the Southeast division had both some surprises and disappointments during the 2014-15 season. As a pleasant surprise, the Atlanta Hawks, which no one can honestly say they saw coming, pulled off a 60-plus win regular season. Even though they slightly underwhelmed in the playoffs, the Hawks season overall was one of the biggest surprises of the season.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Miami Heat were a major disappointment. While it’s easy to give the Heat the bailout excuse of injury, it should be noted that they weren’t even THAT good when their roster was healthy in the beginning of the season.
In addition, the Washington Wizards took another step last season and appear to be one of the young rising teams in the NBA, behind John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Then, there was the Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic who were both bad for two very different reasons.
Here’s a look at the changes each team made this offseason, as well as a look at the good and bad based on the current lineup.
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