Isaiah Thomas still hasn’t decided on surgery
Though much of the buzz over the past week has been on players that the Celtics may or may not select in the draft or acquire in a trade, coach Brad Stevens provided an update Thursday night on the team’s star.
Stevens told reporters during the draft that Isaiah Thomas, whose 28.9 points per game last season were a career-high, is “feeling a lot better,” but no decision has been made whether his injured hip will require surgery.
“He has his follow-up appointment here in a couple of weeks to determine next course of action,” Stevens told reporters at the Celtics draft event. “And nothing’s determined after that. He hasn’t done a lot, physically, and will be off his feet until that next appointment, or won’t be doing any basketball.”
Added Stevens: “He’s doing some rehab work out there with his people in Seattle.”
Thomas, who appeared in 15 of the Celtics’ 18 playoff games last season, suffered a right hip injury in Boston’s semifinals series against the Wizards, but continued to play through the pain.
The injury worsened during the Eastern Conference Finals, though, and Thomas was held out of the final three games against the Cavaliers.
The two-time All-Star, who is in the final year of a four-year, $27-million contract, told ESPN in May that he would willing to delay a contract extension with the Celtics to give them more flexibility to add pieces during the summer.
Regardless of the moves the team makes this summer, making sure Thomas is healthy remains priority No. 1.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog