One, you need to have size to matchup in playoff basketball. Two, you need depth if you plan on making a serious playoff run.
The result was a roster renovation that resulted in seven new players and talk of being a legit contender.
"Expectations are new for this organization," Myers said from the team's facility on Wednesday. "But all the good organizations have expectations. So it is where you want to be. I don't think (we) are going to run from those expectations ... if you're afraid of them, you should do something else with your life."
The same team that ad three rookies in the regular rotation now has too many starters and three sturdy veterans coming off the bench. The same team that played three guards most of last year is now crowded in the frontcourt.
Myers is hoping that means fewer minutes for his key guys, leaving them fresher for the postseason. It is also expected to lead to versatility in lineups and style of play.
Golden State is braced for another playoff run. Now, they just have to get there in one piece.
"I think about what our goals our," Myers said. "I honestly believe in trusting the process and putting in the time ... It's a razor's edge between winning and losing. We should leave the season knowing that we did everything e could to be successful."
* Myers said rookie big man Ognjen Kuzmic, the Warriors' second-round pick from 2012 who spent last season playing in Europe, is in the Bay Area with the team. The Bosnian center is finalizing a buyout to free him to play for Golden State. He spent last season in a pro league in Spain, averaging 6.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 18.2 minutes.
Myers said Kuzmic, a 7-foot-1 center, is guaranteed a roster spot. That means the Warriors have just one roster spot available. Guard Seth Curry, center Dewayne Dedmon and Summer League standout guard Cameron Jones figure to vy for the last spot.