The NBA Division odds are up and today we’ll start with the Eastern Conference. Last season, these race wasn’t very close in the Atlantic as the Raptors ran away with it. That is not expected to be the case this year as it could be the most competitive division with the 76ers, Raptors and Celtics considered three of the best teams in the East. The Heat won the Southeast last year and they’ll be challenged again this year by the Wizards. While the Cavaliers almost certainly won’t be returning as the Central champions. These divisions look to be much more interesting than last season.
The Miami Heat are in a weird situation right now. They don’t have a true superstar, any cap to get one, and the future picks stash looks limited, but they are a good team and should make the playoffs. They have been linked to Jimmy Butler, but it’s tough to see them getting one when they have reportedly refused to include Josh Richardson or Bam Adebayo in a trade. Their win total is at 40.5 and they look like a .500 team. That’s not a great place to be in today’s NBA.