Kentucky Basketball: 5 Burning Questions for Kentucky Heading into the Season

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Kentucky Basketball: 5 Burning Questions for Kentucky Heading into the Season
Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

The number of returning starters for the Kentucky Wildcats is zero. Nil. None. This well-documented fact hasn't swayed voters in the AP or USA Today Coaches Poll, both of which have the Wildcats ranked third to begin the 2012-13 year.

John Calipari does not think his team is that good right now. 

That's what he said during SEC media day, anyway.

Via ESPN.com: "We're not very good. We don't individually guard, and we're not collectively defending. We're not real tough, and we don't sprint the floor. Other than that we're not bad,'' Calipari said.

So he's not oozing with confidence to start the season. He wasn't at UK media day when he said, "We could be 0-2" to start the season.

Calipari tells it straight, and there are questions surrounding this Kentucky team. But there always are questions, and year after year Calipari fields a talented team.

Here's five questions facing the 2012-13 Wildcats.

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