At the start of the season the Golden State Warriors looked like a brand new team.
Keith Smart took over the reins at the head coaching position.
David Lee promised to add much needed size and toughness under the boards.
An Monta Ellis, a newly wed, was showing a lot of the poise and maturity that a team needs from it's best player.
After a promising start however, injuries once again swept in and ruined any chance at a playoff bid.
But there is always next year.
Here are 10 reason to keep hope alive.