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Blakely on Celtics second half and trade deadline

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Blakely on Celtics second half and trade deadline

A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper are at the All-Star Game in Houston, where Kevin Garnett will play in his "last" one.

But after the game it'll be back to business for the Green and White, and Blakely has your preview.

The C's kick things off with a road trip out west, starting with Denver and then the Lakers. So what does Blakely expect to see?

"I'm looking for them to be as consistent as they have been the last couple weeks," Blakely said. "And certainly the first two teams are really going to challenge that. You're talking about two teams that they recently played during their winning streak and those teams are obviously going to make adjustments. It'll be interesting to see how the Celtics handle those adjustments and if they can continue to play really good basketball."

The two discuss the undermanned C's in more depth, including what - if anything - they can do before the trade deadline to improve the team.

Check out the video.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Time to worry about Isaiah Thomas' hip injury?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Time to worry about Isaiah Thomas' hip injury?

0:41 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins to discuss how concerned he is about Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury and the scan he will go through in September to make sure his hip is good to go.

5:40 - Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith break down the Patriots preseason game vs. the Texans, specifically Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady’s playing time.

9:41 - Evan Drellich joins BST to discuss how John Farrell mismanaged the bullpen during the Red Sox loss to the Indians.

13:25 - With Roger Goodell reportedly receiving a 5-year extension, the BST crew talks about the relationship between the NFL owners and the commissioner. 

Ainge: More tests to confirm Isaiah Thomas' hip is on track

Ainge: More tests to confirm Isaiah Thomas' hip is on track

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas will undergo additional testing prior to the start of training camp, which as you might expect has elevated the concern level among Celtics Nation.

But Danny Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com that the tests have more to do with re-affirming that Thomas remains on a good track health-wise, than any added concern for the two-time All-Star’s health.

Thomas, who will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, suffered a right hip injury last season that limited his effectiveness in the Celtics’ conference finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Boston eventually lost the series in five games, with Thomas unable to play due to the hip injury in the last three.

Ainge said earlier that Thomas’ injury would not require surgery.

"There's nothing else, other than what Brad [Stevens] said," Ainge told CSNNE.com.

Speaking on the Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, coach Brad Stevens said Thomas will have another scan in early September when Thomas returns to Boston.

From there, a more exact timeline will be established for Thomas’ return.

“It’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab,” Stevens said. “There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe."

Stevens added, “We want what’s best for Isaiah. We want to make sure that when he is ready to roll, which hopefully is sooner rather than later, that he is ready to roll at his highest level and for the longest possible time, obviously, right? So that’s a lot more important to me than anything else.”