The turnaround has taken place. The total transformation might not be far away.
And if they want to be considered true title contenders, the Golden State Warriors will have to develop their promising young talent even more and show they can be consistent — and consistently healthy — for longer stretches.
That was the message from Warriors general manager Bob Myers and coach Mark Jackson on Monday, when the brains behind the franchise's rapid renaissance formally began implementing their offseason plan. After a surprising season that ended two wins from the Western Conference finals, Golden State is shifting from rebuilding mode to retooling this summer.
Or, as Myers put it, "that sense of desperation has passed."