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While we wait for the NBA silly season to kick into high gear there are no shortage of topics up for discussion, including the Pacers' first change this summer.

Joe Robbins

The Indiana Pacers made their first significant change of the offseason which they announced earlier this week. No it wasn't a change to the roster, but instead the team's website Pacers.com. The idea behind the redesign is to enhance the site's usability across various digital platforms, something I really appreciate. I'll let Director or Digital Marketing, Jeff Tzucker explain.

"As more and more fans are visiting Pacers.com on mobile devices and tablets, having a responsive site design will give fans a better online experience for the foreseeable future," said Jeff Tzucker, Director of Digital Marketing. "Fans on all devices should be able to more easily find the content they want, from team news to highlights to ticket information to our work in the community."

The NBA Draft noise is ramping up in nearly every other NBA market among those teams that actually have a first round pick. As you can see in the links, consensus top pick, Joel Embiid sent all player power rankings and mock drafts into a frenzy when it was reported he was scheduled for surgery to repair a stress fracture on his foot. Big man with foot problems, what could go wrong? Although, I'm sure Embiid won't drop far after the mandatory, "everything went really well" report from his surgeons following the procedure.

I joined The Phil Naessens Show earlier this week to discuss the Pacers' offseason topics, including Lance Stephenson's potential signing and what to do about Roy Hibbert among other things. Check it out.

Check out the links:

Good morning, Joel Embiid's injury ruined everything - SBNation.com

Pacers report card: Consistency key for George - 1070 The Fan

Pacers report card: More players than time at PF - 1070 The Fan

Pacers report card: good Lance vs. bad Lance - 1070 The Fan

Player Review 2014: Roy Hibbert | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Position analysis: Lance Stephenson key to Pacers' offseason - Indy Star

Indiana Pacers Re-Design Team Website | Indiana Pacers

Pat Riley pledges to ‘retool’ Heat around stars, but says Big Four concept a ‘pipe dream’ | The Point Forward - SI.com

Nets, Pacers, Lakers among NBA teams poised for pivotal offseasons | The Point Forward - SI.com

Joel Embiid's foot injury could send him tumbling on draft day - NBA - Chris Mannix - SI.com

Report: Josh McRoberts has opted out for next season - CBSSports.com

VIDEO: Gerald Green's off-the-wall dunk - CBSSports.com

NBA mock draft: The Cavaliers have no choice but to take Joel Embiid - SBNation.com

Good morning, Gregg Popovich is now trolling the world - SBNation.com

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant says he is ’100 percent’ healthy after season-ending knee injury | The Point Forward - SI.com

Report: Nuggets offer Faried, Chandler and to acquire Afflalo to trade for Kevin Love | ProBasketballTalk