Sight unseen, I am recommending you go over to Hardwood Paroxysm and read their season preview piece: HP 2012-13 Season Preview Guide
It’s from HP’s outstanding team of writers and it will be worth your time.
Also, another quick link: 20 Players to watch in 2012-13 – Rob Mahoney at SI.com’s The Point Forward lists 20 players to watch for the upcoming season, and a Bobcat headlines the list: Matt Carroll! Just kidding, it’s the #2 pick in the draft, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. MKG even gets the headline photo, so hooray for Bobcat recognition and interest from around the league.