Larry Bird Says Pacers Have Cap Space And Are Willing To Make A Move
Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird told NBA.com that his team is well under the salary cap limit and are willing to make a deal for the right player.
“We want to continue to get better, we want to continue to draft well and we’re still looking. We’ve got $15 million under the cap and I’m not afraid to make another move now to strengthen our bench or maybe even (add) one or two guys. We’re still out there looking and whatever we can do to make this team better, we’re going to do.”
The Pacers are currently in second place in the Central Division with a 21-12 record. Despite having the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked fifth behind the Atlantic Division leading Philadelphia 76ers in the standings.
The Pacers made the decision to retain Bird after the Pacers finished last season with a 37-45 record, earning them the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bird, an Indiana native, has been the President of Basketball Operations for the Pacers since 2003.