Like any Jazz fan, I'd love to predict a sparkling 2012-13 campaign for Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors and company.
Unfortunately, silly little details like "being realistic" and "objectivity" prevent me from christening the Utah Jazz as the team to beat in the West.
Still, there are a number of sources of optimism for Utah Jazz fans and players this season. The team that surprised many by making it into the playoffs in 2011-2012 when expectations were in the basement is now a year older and more experienced, and has plenty of new blood that should fill some very noticeable holes.
For your enjoyment, I've created a list of ten realistic expectations to have for the Utah Jazz. Admittedly, some of these may appear to be slightly tinged with optimism, but the list overall should be a very good representation of what to reasonably expect from the Jazz in 2012-2013, barring any huge roster shake-ups or catastrophic injuries.