Even though the Golden State Warriors won more than 50 games for only the fourth time in franchise history, the 2013-14 season has to be considered a bit of a disappointment.
Injuries derailed the campaign throughout the year, with Andre Iguodala missing time at the beginning of the year, Andrew Bogut going down at the end and a never-ending stream of maladies in between. The one constant seemed to be Stephen Curry, who legitimized his superstar status with an superstar season from start to finish.
But full squad or not, the Dubs weren't able to live up to their lofty hopes and dreams.
They earned the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, then weren't able to pull off the upset against the Los Angeles Clippers, despite the Donald Sterling drama throwing a strange monkey wrench into the opening-round series.
Now, changes are coming.
There won't be sweeping overhauls to the roster, given the talent and the nature of the contracts attached to the big names, but the bench and coaching staff will both be the subject of much attention throughout the 2014 postseason.
Another early postseason exit simply won't be acceptable for a Warriors franchise on the rise, even if 2013-14 had to be considered a bit of a setback.