Golden State fans may have mixed feelings about their first full season without Monta Ellis since 2005.
The lightning-quick guard quickly became a fan favorite; his blistering speed and superior ability to score at the rim was something truly special to watch (even though his defense was spotty).
But the front office made the right decision parting ways with an increasingly selfish star.
There was no need for that in the locker room and his cancerous attitude was not helping the team move forward.
Trading for Andrew Bogut and Richard Jefferson was a solid move and added a piece to the puzzle that the Warriors have been lacking for years: a formidable defensive presence in the paint.
So while it remains to be seen how the team clicks, the Warriors have the pieces intact to have a successful 2012-13 season.
Here is a look at who they will be putting on the floor come opening day.