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2013 NBA Draft: Breaking Down Team Needs For The Southeast Division

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Team Needs For The Southeast Division

Kelley L. Cox-USA Today Sports

The 2013 NBA Draft is approaching fast and it’s time to dive into the decision making side of things here at Rant Sports.

While the prospects remain the focus, we can’t forget about the choices that many NBA organizations will have to face. Do they address their perimeter rotation in the first round? Will they need to over-draft a prospect, just to fill a need? Or, is there just that perfect fit?

Well, let’s first start with the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division. From the Miami Heat, who earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference this past season to the lowly Orlando Magic, what are the best fits and what positions do these teams need to address on that final Thursday in June?

Well ironically enough, the Heat don't currently own a single pick in this year’s draft, so we will see what they opt to do. As for those Magic -- well, they need help in a lot of places on the court. Yet, let’s not forget about those Atlanta Hawks., who are losing quite about to the free agent market this summer. Or, what about those “rebuilding” Washington Wizards – can John Wall get some help?

And then there are the Charlotte Bobcats, who once again sit within the top five.

Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at the biggest team needs for the Atlantic Division:

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Miami Heat

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The Heat don’t currently have any pick in this year’s field, but if they attempt to acquire something late in the second round, a front court addition like Grant Jerrett, Colton Iverson or Dewayne Dedmon may tickle their fancy.

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Atlanta Hawks

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The Hawks currently own two, mid-first round selections in this June’s draft. They should target a couple of forwards like Mason Plumlee, Gorgui Dieng, Sergey Karasev, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Washington Wizards

Debby Wong-USA Today Sports

The Wizards could really use a pick and pop forward and Anthony Bennett might be a nice option. However, with the No. 3 overall pick, Otto Porter Jr. may just be the best fit from a personnel perspective.

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Charlotte Bobcats

Sam Sharpe-USA Today Sports

The Bobcats once again find themselves picking in the top five with tons of needs that must be met. Charlotte could go for a forward like Anthony Bennett or fill a need in the back court with someone like Victor Oladipo.

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Orlando Magic

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The needs are aplenty for the Magic after finishing the year with the NBA’s worst record. Options will likely include Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, or Nerlens Noel with the No. 2 overall pick.