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j-bay
07-03-2012, 03:12 PM
Last year it was this in the standings

Miami
Orlando
Atlanta
Washington
Charlotte


Ok as you know the Heat will win the division, we know that. But now, with Johnson gone and Dwight most likely gone, there might be a change in the SE. By the end of the season what do you think the standings will be?

For me its

Miami
Washington
Atlanta
Charlotte
Orlando

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-03-2012, 03:14 PM
If Atlanta keeps what they have right now(I don't expect them to) they'd be second in the division.

mgsports
07-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Orlando should be Higher.

black1605
07-03-2012, 03:17 PM
Still too early to predict. Lots of moves left to be made.

StarvingKnick22
07-03-2012, 03:25 PM
after FA all give an opinion.

Toastyy
07-03-2012, 06:05 PM
i dont see orlando dropping to far if they pick up bynum

MiamiBoy77
07-03-2012, 06:08 PM
i dont see orlando dropping to far if they pick up bynum

they'd have bynum but literally nobody else.

i see it like this

Miami
Atlanta
Washington
Charlotte
Orlando

Cal827
07-03-2012, 06:10 PM
All I know is if Miami doesn't win this division next year by 35 games... Then they were slacking off lol

Miami






















Atlanta
Washington
Orland
Bobcats

Punk
07-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Depends but I expect:

Miami
Washington
Orlando
Atlanta
Charlotte

king4day
07-03-2012, 06:17 PM
If the Magic lose Nelson too then I'd put them battling Charlotte for last place.

TylerSL
07-03-2012, 06:32 PM
I think it will be something like this

Miami 62-20
Atlanta 37-45
Washington 34-48
Orlando 25-57
Charlotte 18-64

Seriously, Miami will own that division. Having Miami win by 25 games isnt a strech.

celtNYpatsHeels
07-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Wayyyyyy too early for this. Half those teams dont even have full rosters yet

Donuts365
07-03-2012, 06:34 PM
i dont get the question do ppl actually have the wizards and bobcats making the playoffs?

RLundi
07-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Lol.

Too early to tell but to think Orlando with or without Dwight will drop to fifth is laughable at best.

IVE GOT WOOD
07-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Yeah it's gonna be hard to make a prediction now but for a fact I know Miami will be first and the Bobcats last in the middle it's to early to tell.

koflowski
07-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Washington
Orlando
Atlanta
Charlotte
Miami
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GThawks
07-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Some of you guys are acting like J Johnson is a top 3 player in the NBA. Hawks will finish 2nd in the division. Teague, Jsmith and Horford = top 5 seed in the east.

black1605
07-03-2012, 07:00 PM
Some of you guys are acting like J Johnson is a top 3 player in the NBA. Hawks will finish 2nd in the division. Teague, Jsmith and Horford = top 5 seed in the east.

I don't think anyone is treating him like a top three player, but he is one of the better shooting guards in the league. The Hawks were the fifth seed with him, and Williams. No way they match or better that with the team that's current;y constructed.

GThawks
07-03-2012, 08:21 PM
I think the team will flow better without Joe Johnson. We we're 5th in the East but had the 4th best record. A lot of people were saying the Hawks were a lottery team after Horford went down and looked what happen.

YungQ89
07-03-2012, 08:24 PM
Washington is looking real good

ThunderMan724
07-03-2012, 09:33 PM
The change won't be that dramatic. The two teams with certain places are Miami (First) and Charlotte (Last)

1) Miami
2) Washington
3) Atlanta
4) Orlando
5) Charlotte

2-5 are interchangeable though. If Dwight stays in Orlando then Orlando is #2. If he doesn't they are #4. Atlanta fit well in third place..I have decent expectations for Washington, I think they can get in second place, but would not be surprised if they fell to fourth place either.

Bravo95
07-03-2012, 09:44 PM
Yeah, the Hawks can replace Joe's points and assists. He gradually got worse on the glass and slowed the pace on offense. The question is can they replace his backcourt defense. I believe they can still slide into one of the bottom playoff seeds if they find another decent wing. Without another trade, fans know this season is a write-off though.

Ryan328
07-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Atl can still be a playoff team in my eyes. Assuming Howard is dealt to Brooklyn, this is how I see the standings.

MIA
ATL
WSH
ORL
CHA

*Silver&Black*
07-03-2012, 10:31 PM
I don't think anyone is treating him like a top three player, but he is one of the better shooting guards in the league. The Hawks were the fifth seed with him, and Williams. No way they match or better that with the team that's current;y constructed.

They were the 5th (actually 4th best East team record-wise. Division seedings are the reason we were 5th) seed WITHOUT Horford though. Might have forgot that Horford was out until the playoffs. Hopefully Harris, Morrow, and/or rookie Jenkins can fill Joe's 16 PPG.

Adding Horford back healthy and Bulls dropping in standings, Hawks as they stand, won't be dropping much, if at all. Smith and Horford are capable of making the playoffs.

NoahH
07-04-2012, 03:19 PM
still too early to predict. Lots of moves left to be made.

+1

aLau10
07-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Tooo early to determine, but i think Miami would still be at the top!

JasonJohnHorn
07-04-2012, 04:07 PM
I'd have to wait and see what Orlando gets back in the Dwight Howard trade. If they do end up getting Lopez, Humphries and Brooks, they may be able to maintain their position in the standings should they bring in a good enough coach. Likewise if they end up working a deal for Bynum, they may find themsevles able to hold onto the number two position. But as big a question as who they get via trade, is who they get on the bench. There are some very talented players on the Orlando roster.

As for Atlanta, they still have a solid front court, but so to does Washington. I think Washington can move up to third, or even second if Orlando doesn't make the most of the Howard trade, but i think Wall is going to hold that team back. His FG% is just too low, and regardless of their upgrade in the front court, and picking up Beal to cover teh SG position, they may still struggle with Wall dominating the ball.

Charlotte though, I expect to finish exactly where they finished last year. All they've added is one player via the draft, and as good as MKG may be, I don't think he is good enough to turn the team with the worst record in the history of the NBA into a 25-win team. There are too many holes in the Bobcats' line up.