10 things to watch in 2012-13

It seems we've been saying it for weeks now, but the NBA season finally is around the corner. The preseason is all but wrapped up and the season opener is merely days away. (Apparently, the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are playing on Tuesday night?)

Although we can't make too much of the happenings in preseason play, there are some trends from the past few weeks and dating to last season to watch.

Here are 10 trends I'm keeping my eye on.