For some teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers, the 2012-2013 season is full of optimism. New additions and camaraderie make for high expectations and an overall bright outlook on the upcoming season.
For other teams, the outlook is the complete opposite. A handful of teams will lack hope heading into preseason practices. In fact, these teams are destined for doom even before the season tips off.
The Orlando Magic are clearly a team searching for a new identity, but the list goes on. Let's unveil five teams that are bound to struggle throughout the 2012-2013 season.