Lost in the fold of the Golden State Warriors' debilitating 93-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves (debilitating for putting a severe thorn in the team's tanking movement) was the fact that the team is more than just a player away from contending.
Sure, if the team hits lottery gold and can fill their starting small forward position and grab a potential Rookie of the Year in either Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, they could presumably be one player away.
But the more likely scenario of them drafting in the middle of the lottery and grabbing a project (Baylor's Perry Jones III perhaps) or finding a rotation piece (Ohio State's Jared Sullinger) will leave this team in need of a talent upgrade.
This past offseason netted the Warriors their starting shooting guard for (at least) the near future in Klay Thompson along with productive bench pieces in Jeremy Tyler, Charles Jenkins, Brandon Rush and Dominic McGuire.
The Warriors don't need as many players this year, but if general manager Larry Riley can have half the offseason that he did last year, the Warriors playoff hopes should be greater than they've been since Baron Davis' departure.
Here's five players that Riley should have circled heading in to the summer.