The annual July facelift for NBA rosters is in full-swing even though the Indiana Pacers’ recent transactions more resemble a bunt.
Gone to Toronto is sixth man Tyler Hansbrough, while backup guard D.J. Augustin, too, has likely played his final game in blue and gold. Coming here are a pair of well-traveleds in 6-foot-8 forward Chris Copeland and 6-2 guard C.J. Watson.
Subtle maneuvering, yes. But all with a specific purpose.
Below-the-radar moves like these tend not to be presented in bold type or ignite a noticeable spike in season-ticket sales. Now ask yourself: Did a franchise one victory removed from the NBA Finals need an overhaul?