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  • • 2020 NBA Free Agents – Southeast Division
    Here at SLAM we want to make sure you’re prepared for the upcoming NBA offseason. Below are all the potential free agents in the summer of 2020 for the Southeast Division. Also included in the team-by-team breakdowns are all partial/non-guaranteed players for the 2020-21 season, essentially expanding the list to include any individual that could […] The post 2020 NBA Free Agents – Sout...2020
  • • Magic coach Steve Clifford returned to practice after health scare
    Magic coach Steve Clifford was at practice with his team on Saturday after a health scare the night before in Minnesota, writes Jenny Dial Creech of The Athletic. Clifford had to leave the game against the Timberwolves in the third quarter after feeling dizzy. He was taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with dehydration. “I’ve been sick for a few days and I realize now that I didn’t eat at all ...2020
  • • Hawks Clint Capela feel his injuries are “way better now”
    Clint Capela still hasn’t made his Hawks debut due to plantar fasciitis and a bone bruise in his heel. Capela, who is expected to be re-evaluated on March 18, says he’s still dealing with pain but the center is seeing improvement, as Chris Kirschner of The Athletic relays. The Rockets traded him in a four-team deal. “It’s way better now,” Capela said. “Before (with Houston), it was an 8, 9 or 10. ...2020
  • • Igoudala, Crowder: You can't beat playing for the Heat
    New Heat forwards Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder continue to settle into their new environs, as David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel notes. Iguodala has enjoyed the Heat’s team practice methodology. “It’s really game-ready type practices,” Iguodala said of working out with the Heat. “I think it’s really going to show in the games once I really get acclimated with everything. … It’s real...2020
  • • James Borrego is keeping his rookies in line
    Hornets head coach James Borrego has a unique way of keeping rookie forwards Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels galvanized to give maximum effort in Charlotte, as Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer relays. If their play is not to the level of their teammates, they will be sent down to develop with the team’s G League affiliate the Greensboro Swam. “It’s their job to put pressure on me to keep th...2020
  • • Southeast division free agent breakdown heading into '20 offseason
    Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southeast Division: Davis Bertans, Wizards, 27, PF (Up) – Signed to a two-year, $14.5M deal in 2018 The fact that the Wizards set such a high pri...2020
  • • Hawks could make a run at Wizards' Bertans
    The Hawks could make a run at Wizards power forward Davis Bertans, according to Bleacher Report’s Michael Scotto. The Hawks will have ample cap space to pursue free agents, and a stretch four such as Bertans would make for a pick-and-pop combination with star point guard Trae Young, Scotto notes. Bertans, who will be an unrestricted free agent, is averaging 14.9 PPG and shooting 42.2% from deep th...2020
  • • Rui Hachimura close to returning from groin injury
    Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura is close to returning from the groin injury that he suffered on December 16, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington relays. Hachimura required a surgical procedure after getting accidentally kicked by teammate, Isaac Bonga. He is officially listed as questionable to play on Saturday. “Rui has a great chance of coming back (tomorrow) night,” head coach Scott Broo...2020
  • • Hornets may be better served allowing expiring contracts to expire rather than trade
    Allowing the contracts of Marvin Williams, Bismack Biyombo and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to expire, rather than trading those impending free agents, might be the best course of action for the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer opines. The Hornets would have to take back comparable salary unless the team they’re dealing with has a large trade exception. The player or players they take bac...2020
  • • Magic could move on from Aaron Gordon?
    Aaron Gordon has been a mainstay in Orlando for the last half-decade or so, but his time could soon be running out. Sam Amick of The Athletic reported on Friday that rumblings persist that the Magic might move on from the 24-year-old forward, noting that he may have too much overlap in his game with Jonathan Isaac to keep around long-term. “There is chatter coming from Orlando,” one executive said...2020

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Southeast Division injury and suspension

  • • Magic coach Steve Clifford returned to practice after health scare
    Magic coach Steve Clifford was at practice with his team on Saturday after a health scare the night before in Minnesota, writes Jenny Dial Creech of The Athletic. Clifford had to leave the game against the Timberwolves in the third quarter after feeling dizzy. He was taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with dehydration. “I’ve been sick for a few days and I realize now that I didn’t eat at all ...2020
  • • Hawks Clint Capela feel his injuries are “way better now”
    Clint Capela still hasn’t made his Hawks debut due to plantar fasciitis and a bone bruise in his heel. Capela, who is expected to be re-evaluated on March 18, says he’s still dealing with pain but the center is seeing improvement, as Chris Kirschner of The Athletic relays. The Rockets traded him in a four-team deal. “It’s way better now,” Capela said. “Before (with Houston), it was an 8, 9 or 10. ...2020
  • • Hawks could make a run at Wizards' Bertans
    The Hawks could make a run at Wizards power forward Davis Bertans, according to Bleacher Report’s Michael Scotto. The Hawks will have ample cap space to pursue free agents, and a stretch four such as Bertans would make for a pick-and-pop combination with star point guard Trae Young, Scotto notes. Bertans, who will be an unrestricted free agent, is averaging 14.9 PPG and shooting 42.2% from deep th...2020
  • • Rui Hachimura close to returning from groin injury
    Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura is close to returning from the groin injury that he suffered on December 16, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington relays. Hachimura required a surgical procedure after getting accidentally kicked by teammate, Isaac Bonga. He is officially listed as questionable to play on Saturday. “Rui has a great chance of coming back (tomorrow) night,” head coach Scott Broo...2020
  • • Nikola Vucevic making progress in injury recovery but still feeling discomfort
    Magic center Nikola Vucevic is showing progress as he rehabs an ankle injury, Josh Robbins of The Athletic tweets.   His post-shootaround session on Monday included more running, jump shooting and some contact work, Robbins noted, but he’s still feeling some discomfort on certain movements from the bone bruise. The right ankle ailment, which he suffered November 20, is expected to sideline Vucevic...2019
  • • Report: Heat to make playoff push without injured Richardson, Ariza
    The Heat may have to make their final push for the playoffs without Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow, relays Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Neither player traveled with Miami on its two-game trip to New York and Boston, and there’s no guarantee that either will return over the final week and a half of the regular season. Richardson, Miami’s leading scorer at 16.7 PPG, suffered a bruised lef...2019
  • • Report: Heat to make playoff push without injured Richardson, Winslow
    The Heat may have to make their final push for the playoffs without Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow, relays Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Neither player traveled with Miami on its two-game trip to New York and Boston, and there’s no guarantee that either will return over the final week and a half of the regular season. Richardson, Miami’s leading scorer at 16.7 PPG, suffered a bruised lef...2019
  • • Southeast Division: Free agent breakdown heading into '18 offseason
    Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we turn our attention to the Southeast Division: Justin Anderson, Hawks, 25, SG (Down), signed to a four-year, $7M deal in 2015 The Hawks can make Anderson a restricted free agent ...2019
  • • Wizards more likely to use 10-day contracts than disabled player exemption?
    Even if the Wizards are granted an $8.6M disabled player exception, they’re more likely to sign players to 10-day contracts than use that exception, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.  Washington applied for the exception due to John Wall‘s season-ending heel surgery. The Wizards’ cap issues make it unlikely they’d find a free agent enticing enough to sign for the remainder of the...2019
  • • With John Wall out, Tomas Satoransky becomes Wizards' point man
    Wizards restricted free agent Tomas Satoransky has been thrust into the spotlight with John Wall opting for season-ending heel surgery, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington notes. Satoransky takes over the starting point-guard spot with Wall sidelined, with Chasson Randle, Ron Baker and Troy Brown Jr. in reserve. Coach Scott Brooks believes Satoransky can handle the pressure. “He’s ready for this...2019

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Southeast Division trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • 2020 NBA Free Agents – Southeast Division
    Here at SLAM we want to make sure you’re prepared for the upcoming NBA offseason. Below are all the potential free agents in the summer of 2020 for the Southeast Division. Also included in the team-by-team breakdowns are all partial/non-guaranteed players for the 2020-21 season, essentially expanding the list to include any individual that could […] The post 2020 NBA Free Agents – Sout...2020
  • • Hawks Clint Capela feel his injuries are “way better now”
    Clint Capela still hasn’t made his Hawks debut due to plantar fasciitis and a bone bruise in his heel. Capela, who is expected to be re-evaluated on March 18, says he’s still dealing with pain but the center is seeing improvement, as Chris Kirschner of The Athletic relays. The Rockets traded him in a four-team deal. “It’s way better now,” Capela said. “Before (with Houston), it was an 8, 9 or 10. ...2020
  • • James Borrego is keeping his rookies in line
    Hornets head coach James Borrego has a unique way of keeping rookie forwards Caleb Martin and Jalen McDaniels galvanized to give maximum effort in Charlotte, as Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer relays. If their play is not to the level of their teammates, they will be sent down to develop with the team’s G League affiliate the Greensboro Swam. “It’s their job to put pressure on me to keep th...2020
  • • Southeast division free agent breakdown heading into '20 offseason
    Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southeast Division: Davis Bertans, Wizards, 27, PF (Up) – Signed to a two-year, $14.5M deal in 2018 The fact that the Wizards set such a high pri...2020
  • • Hawks could make a run at Wizards' Bertans
    The Hawks could make a run at Wizards power forward Davis Bertans, according to Bleacher Report’s Michael Scotto. The Hawks will have ample cap space to pursue free agents, and a stretch four such as Bertans would make for a pick-and-pop combination with star point guard Trae Young, Scotto notes. Bertans, who will be an unrestricted free agent, is averaging 14.9 PPG and shooting 42.2% from deep th...2020
  • • Hornets may be better served allowing expiring contracts to expire rather than trade
    Allowing the contracts of Marvin Williams, Bismack Biyombo and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to expire, rather than trading those impending free agents, might be the best course of action for the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer opines. The Hornets would have to take back comparable salary unless the team they’re dealing with has a large trade exception. The player or players they take bac...2020
  • • Magic could move on from Aaron Gordon?
    Aaron Gordon has been a mainstay in Orlando for the last half-decade or so, but his time could soon be running out. Sam Amick of The Athletic reported on Friday that rumblings persist that the Magic might move on from the 24-year-old forward, noting that he may have too much overlap in his game with Jonathan Isaac to keep around long-term. “There is chatter coming from Orlando,” one executive said...2020
  • • Kemba Walker: Graham is struggling because opponents respect him
    Breakout Hornets point guard Devonte’ Graham is shooting just 27% from the field over the last nine games, and that’s a sign that opponents are respecting him, former teammate Kemba Walker told Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. “You learn, you grow and you adapt,” Walker said. “He’s showing the whole NBA how good a player he is, so that kind of attention is going to come. You just have to ac...2020
  • • NBA trade candidate watch: Southeast Division
    Over the course of the 2019-20 NBA season, up until February’s trade deadline, we’re keeping an eye on potential trade candidates from around the NBA, monitoring their value and exploring the likelihood that they’ll be moved. Each of these looks at possible trade candidates focuses on a specific division, as we zero in on three players from that division. This is our third look this season at pote...2019
  • • Southeast Division free agent breakdown heading into '20 offseason
    Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southeast Division: Allen Crabbe, Hawks, 27, SG (Down) – Signed to a four-year, $74.8 million deal in 2016 Remember when the Nets thought so high...2019

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  • • Wizards' second-year big man Thomas Bryant making an impression
    The Wizards have long been eliminated from playoff contention, but second-year big man Thomas Bryant is taking every late-season opportunity to establish himself as a long-term rotation piece for Washington, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports. Bryant recently impressed for the Wizards as Washington closed out a tight game against Phoenix. Bryant’s game-winning bucket, his second of the...2019
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Southeast Division kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Jeff Green 'would love to come back' to the Wizards
    Jeff Green has played for six teams since the 2014-15 season and he’d like to stay put for a change. The veteran forward said he “would love to come back” to the Wizards, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington tweets. Green is averaging 12.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 1.8 APG for Washington. Green, 32, signed a one-year, $2.93 million contract with the Wizards last summer and will be an unrestricted free age...2019
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  • • Tested by the Past, Erik Spoelstra Takes on Challenge of LeBron-Less Future
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Southeast Division schedule, game

  • • NBA trade candidate watch: Southeast Division
    Over the course of the 2019-20 NBA season, up until February’s trade deadline, we’re keeping an eye on potential trade candidates from around the NBA, monitoring their value and exploring the likelihood that they’ll be moved. Each of these looks at possible trade candidates focuses on a specific division, as we zero in on three players from that division. We’re still more than two weeks away from ...2019
  • • Report: Heat to make playoff push without injured Richardson, Ariza
    2019
  • • Report: Heat to make playoff push without injured Richardson, Winslow
    2019
  • • Wizards' second-year big man Thomas Bryant making an impression
    2019
  • • Wizards look to groom Troy Brown Jr. as a point guard
    The Washington Wizards‘ solution to losing John Wall for at least 12 months appears to include grooming rookie Troy Brown Jr. as a point guard, writes Chase Hughes of NBC Sports.  Brown has the size of a small forward, but grew up running the point. Coach Scott Brooks and team president Ernie Grunfeld believe Brown has the potential to be successful as a point guard in the NBA. Much of Brown's tra...2019
  • • With John Wall out, Tomas Satoransky becomes Wizards' point man
    2019
  • • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely to exercise player option
    Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will likely exercise his $13M player option this summer rather than testing the free agent market, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer opines in his latest mailbag. Kidd-Gilchrist has been moved to a reserve role this season and has an injury history, Bonnell notes, but he’s also well-liked in the organization. Marvin Williams ($15M) and Bismack Biyombo ($...2018
  • • Magic lottery pick Mo Bamba to come off bench, have minutes restriction
    Magic lottery pick Mohamed Bamba will come off the bench and have his minutes monitored, John Denton of the team’s website reports. Coach Steve Clifford doesn’t feel the 20-year-old 7-footer is ready to jump into the lineup any time soon. “I want him to play 82 (games), and he’s going to be out there and playing quality minutes,” Clifford said. “But he’s just not ready to play starter’s minutes ag...2018
  • • 2018 NBA offseason review: Southeast Division
    The 2018-19 NBA season is rapidly approaching. While the balance of power in the Eastern Conference is bound to change with LeBron James departing Cleveland for the Purple and Gold of Los Angeles, everyone is still looking up to the dominant Warriors, who will embark on their quest for a three-peat. As we enter the new season, we're taking a look back at the offseason for each team, going division...2018
  • • Dedmon and Anderson won't be healthy for training camp
    Center Dewayne Dedmon and swingman Justin Anderson will not be cleared for Hawks training camp, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets. Dedmon suffered an avulsion fracture in his left ankle earlier this month and shed his walking boot last week. Dedmon, who will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, will be reevaluated next week, Vivlamore continues.  Anderson had surgery...2018

Southeast Division rumors, scandals

  • • Report: Frustrated Wizards got heated during recent practice
    Things are getting very testy around the underperforming Wizards. They had a heated practice recently in which numerous players engaged in verbal spats, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Exasperated shooting guard Bradley Beal told team officials after that practice “I’ve been dealing with this for seven years,” Charania continues (Twitter links). Tensions tend to run high when things aren’t...2018
  • • Heat's chief revenue adviser canned amidst scandal
    The Heat have fired a team executive who is under an FBI investigation into a suspected money-laundering scheme, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Jeffrey R. David was hired in July as chief revenue officer for The Heat Group after a similar role with the Kings. He had been placed on administrative leave before Miami decided to let him go. David is suspected of diverting $13...2018
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