The Indiana Pacers ran roughshod over the league through the first few months of the 2013-14 NBA season, but a small bump in the road eventually turned into a boulder.
Thankfully the Pacers were able to return to some form of normally and did eventually make the Eastern Conference Finals, stretching the Miami Heat to six games.
Regardless, the up’s and down’s were an understandable concern for the Indiana front office who doesn’t appear as if they will sit on their hands this offseason.
We’ve already heard rather vague comments about George Hill‘s future with the Pacers and president of basketball operations Larry Bird, while stating he doesn’t want to make wholesale changes to the young group, is going to listen on the trade and free agent markets.
“They’re young, I don’t want to make major changes … but we’re open, we’re going to listen and we’re going to see what’s out there,” Bird said.
The NBA legend turned front office member, when asked if any player was untouchable, said he didn’t want to talk about it and gave a smirk according to Candace Buckner.
One player who is unlikely to be changing zip codes is Paul George, but we’ve seen rumors in recent days suggesting that David West and Roy Hibbert could be traded while Evan Turner and George Hill are deemed to be question marks regarding their return.
What’s to come for the Pacers is unknown, though it sounds like it might be a busy offseason in the Pacers front office.