He's not "untouchable." Just saying that let him work with this new system and with this current set of players right now, especially the young generation. He has been advised by Bird before that it will be a long journey for this franchise, and right now we are starting to see a glimpse of what our future core can become. And now that the team is showing a glimpse of what our young core can become, Bird is rewarding Danny's patience by ensuring him that he'll still be in this team to be part of this young Pacers core.
Like I've said before, trading Danny in the future is alright for me given that we'll get major improvements on the team, but right now that everything starts clicking again, trading your best player is not a good option. Instead, we should rather focus on getting more while retaining the best you have (that's what successful teams do, why not copy them?).