"Wait until next year."
In sports, it's a saying that means: a) this season is over, b) there are reasons that this season is already over AND the organization has taken steps to make sure those reasons do not appear next season and c) renew your season tickets (or NBA league pass subscriptions) now, because next year will not be anything like this one.
At least, that's how most front offices hope that fans take that statement.
There's not always a lot to make them confident in making the statement (or to make fans confident in receiving the message), but when a team is eliminated with a third of the season left to play, there's not much else for an organization to say.
For the Golden State Warriors (and their loyal fanbase, who have heard those four words more times than they can count), though, these words do not appear as hollow and unfounded as usual.
There's a (rare) reason for optimism around this team, thanks in part to some roster moves to complement their move toward playing "winning basketball."
If the club makes the following tweaks over this summer, there should be more than just optimism at the end of the 2012-13 regular season.