Fortunately for the Bobcats, they can go nowhere but up from their dreadful season a year ago.
During the lockout-shortened season in 2011-12, the Bobcats had the worst winning percentage in NBA history with a record of 7-59 (.106).
Charlotte will not only have many new faces when it takes the court this year, but it will have a brand new look as well.
The Bobcats shouldn't expect to be competing with championship contenders like the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers yet, but they should be moving in the right direction toward reaching the playoffs again for the second time in team history.
Here is the Bobcats' 2012-2013 schedule and a breakdown of the key games and analysis for each month this season.