Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird says he will actively look to improve his team before the season begins.
The Pacers have significant salary cap space, and Bird says he wants to add pieces to a solid young core that features Danny Granger, Darren Collison, Roy Hibbert, Tyler Hansbrough, Paul George and newcomer George Hill. Of that group, only the 28-year-old Granger is older than 26.
Bird says he won't rush because Indiana will be in a strong negotiating position again next year.
Bird wouldn't address the team's rumored interest in Boston point guard Rajon Rondo and Utah forward Paul Millsap.