With the NBA season approaching, we're giving a preview for each division. We've gone through the Southwest, Pacific, and Northwest Division, so let's get the Eastern Conference rolling with the Southeast Division.

5. Orlando Magic

Orlando made one of the more interesting trades in the NBA this summer by dealing away young gunner Victor Oladpio for a package including Serge Ibaka, who is now expected to be the leader of the team. The Magic are full of athletic players who have yet to solidify themselves in the league, including point guard Elfrid Payton and resident dunker Aaron Gordon. Frank Vogel didn't get a fair shake in Indiana; he's the right coach for the job.

4. Washington Wizards

There was rumored to be some jealousy after Bradley Beal received a max extension from the Wizards, leaving John Wall feeling some type of way. The players are supposedly working through their issues, but their relationship will be a big storyline after the team was spurned by hometown hero Kevin Durant over the summer.

3. Miami Heat

Miami isn't a team that looks considerably different from last year, yet it feels like the team in the NBA that took the biggest gut punch after acrimonious endings with Big Three players Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Hassan Whiteside has the potential to be the best center in the NBA if he keeps his head on straight, but he's not going to fill the leadership void.

That leaves Justice Winslow, who's talented but young -- especially if the team makes a rumored deal to send away Goran Dragic.

2. Charlotte Hornets

Nothing spectacular stands out about the Hornets; they're just a team who will show up to the arena each day and put in the work to be a good team. Kemba Walker is one of the most fun players to watch in the NBA, as you never know when he'll suddenly pop off and go for 30, or even 40.

A healthy season from top defender Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would go a long way for this team.

1. Atlanta Hawks

No matter how they try to spin it, going from franchise stalwart Al Horford at center to Dwight Howard is a decline at the position. The change at point guard, however, may be an improvement: Jeff Teague was good, but Dennis Schroeder has the potential to be the next Rajon Rondo, except happier.

Mike Budenholzer is one of the better coaches in the NBA, so he'll figure this out.

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