As we roll into the 2012-'13 NBA season, we're going to take you through an overview of each of the six divisions. Who are key newcomers? Who are notable for your fantasy team? Last season was brutal with a late and sudden December start to an abbreviated season. We tip off with the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference, home of the NBA defending champion Miami Heat.
As we play out the final weeks of the 2011-'12 NBA season, we take a look at each franchise. Who emerged, what went wrong, what lies ahead. A look at post season chances, long term potential and upgrades possible in this summer's NBA draft. We continue in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference with the Orlando Magic.
Much like the NFL this summer, NBA free agency will be packed into a short period as teams hustle for a Christmas Day tip off. Beginning on Friday December 9th, clubs may begin signing free agents to fill out their opening day rosters. Teams will be looking to create cap space by utilizing the new amnesty clause which enables clubs to shed bad contracts. Teams may match offer sheets signed by unrestricted free agents.