The Indiana Pacers made big strides last season by reaching the postseason for the first time since 2005-2006. This is an impressive goal for many reasons, the first being that the team never had to make any big trades throughout the season (O.J. Mayo would have been nice if it hadn't fell through) and it also proves that they are gelling as a group.
When Danny Granger is your star player (Sorry Danny, but more on you later), and when the main rotation is really made up of a bunch of young guns and you make the playoffs, and give the 1st place Bulls an early scare, you know you are doing the right things.
The first couple moves you'll see have already happened, but that is just so you understand how important it is that these moves were made.