The Warriors can't let this happen again. They can't let a MVP-level Steph Curry season go to waste. They can't miss the playoffs with Curry and Draymond Green still sharing the court.
That's brings us to this: What kind of players is this front office looking to add in the offseason?
"It's guys that maybe can stretch the floor -- maybe a shooting big, maybe a playmaking guard. ... Maybe some more offense-minded guys," general manager Bob Myers told reporters on Monday. "The shooting is interesting because with [Kent] Bazemore, and hopefully we'll get him back, but with Juan [Toscano-Anderson] and even Jordan [Poole] and [Mychal] Mulder, we had some decent shooting.
"But you can always use more."
While the Warriors ranked 14th in field goal percentage this season, and ninth in 3-point percentage, imagine how much better they would have been with even better shooting options around Curry.
Curry averaged a career-high 12.7 3-point attempts per game and made 5.3, which also is a career-best. But Andrew Wiggins made the second-most 3s per game for the Warriors with 2.0. Though Wiggins' 38.0 percent from deep this season was the best of his career, he isn't exactly an ace from beyond the arc.
No matter how great Steph was, and he was out of this world at 33 years old, Myers knows the two-time MVP needs some more help.
"Offensively, you saw it too, how Steph was being guarded, it's not fair to him almost," Myers said. "One guy can't do that much. It's a compliment to him, clearly, that he got the attention he got. But that's very hard and a lot to ask of him to shoulder that burden by himself.
"So we need to help him on the offensive side a little bit."
Klay Thompson is set to return at some point next season, which should help the Warriors' offense. That's not enough, though.
Now, we'll have to wait and see just how serious Myers and Co. are about helping out their superstar.