Boston Celtics

Blakely's Celtics Twitter chat: Sept. 17

788114.jpg

Blakely's Celtics Twitter chat: Sept. 17

Celtics Insider took some time today to answer your Celtics questions on Twitter and here's what transpired:

RT @dathennessy:You think there is any chance Sullinger can earn the starting PF spot over Bass this year? celticstalk-> Nope. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @apastore11:Any more rumblings about the Celtics going after Kenyon Martin? What's the probability of them signing him? Slim to none. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @j_broscio: @sherrodbcsn When is Bradley expected to be healthy?-> No timetable. Won't be ready to go when training camp starts, though. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @boricuasfinest7: @sherrodbcsnwhen does training camp start-> Media day Sept. 28.First scheduled practice Sept. 29. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @forall_jason: @sherrodbcsn Why do you think Sully has no chance of starting over Bass?-> Bass is a better player now, more experienced. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @taylormade823:What do you think about the Celtics this yr ? -> They'll be in the hunt. That's what you want. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @howdidhedothat: @sherrodbcsn who dressed better keyon dooling or vitale potapenko?-> KD, in a landslide. Lol A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @dunnbrasco:sup ASB? Do u think terry now is better then ray now?-> Too soon to say. Adding JT to fill Ray's role, not a bad trade-off. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @taylormade823: Which would drastically improve defense or offense? celtics-> Will answer this week as part ofmy ?s of the Day. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @zeoli100: @sherrodbcsn Jeff Green's Impact this year? Celtics -> It better be huge. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @dunnbrasco: cool I agree...u think kg is still going to be a force? banner18 -> Absolutely. Health-wise, I hear he's feeling great! A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @therealdjcstods: @sherrodbcsn is Pierce's knee issue a thing of the past?-> It should be. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @j_broscio:Will Celtics take Duncan like approach with KG and give him games off?-> They should. Not sure if KG's trying to hear that. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @tebuckyjones: @sherrodbcsn favorite Andrew DeClerq memory?-> Who? Lol A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @rpolanskywfsb: @sherrodbcsn is there a timetable for Bradley's return?-> Nope. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @jlistanski33:does kg hibernate during the summer?Never hearsee him until camp starts. celtics kg -> That's how he likes it! A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @mattroberts9: @sherrodbcsn Has chance for Christmas this year saying he makes team!?-> He has a shot; a very good shot. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @forall_jason:Who do u think is the breakout player this yr?(2yrs ago-rondo, last yr avery) -> Jeff Green A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @producepat:any other big besides Wilcox that can run w Rondo?-> eventually Melo will get a shot, too. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @austinj_97: @sherrodbcsn What will happen to C Lee when Bradley comes back?-> They'll battle it out to see who starts. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @canadean31: Should JGbe abetter start at PFover Bass because I think he is a better 6 man than starter -> Bass should start. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @forall_jason:Is Wilcox going to play mainly the 4 or 5 (if collins is in reg rotation Wilcox wont play any 5? -> More 5 for Wilcox. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @therealslimhagy: @sherrodbcsn can J.terry help us more than Ray did at the 2 guard?-> If the C's can break even, they'll take that. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @sportsgal1972: Can we stop all this nonsense about Bass not starting?! I'm getting salty! CelticsTalk -> Bass' job is safe for now! Lol A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
@sherrodbcsn is the rumors true about kmart and terrance Williams both bring a needed substance vet. Rebounding def. And athleticsium shawn Gomes (@canadean31) September 17, 2012
@canadean31 -> The Celtics are not in position cap-wise now to bring in Terrance Williams or Kenyon Martin. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @fromda401:besides the Celtics, Heat, Knicks and Nets, which team in the East is under the radar that can cause problems?-> Sixers A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @probskblltalk: @sherrodbcsn no respect for chicago?-> I don't consider them under the radar. The bulls won't sneak up on anybody. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @akrenshaw:any chance Sully beats out Bass for the starting position at the 4 eventually? Some day it is possible, but no time soon. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @nypdceltics_34: @sherrodbcsn what seed do you think we will land this season? (Last Question) -> No. 3 behind Heat and Pacers. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @brother_battle: @sherrodbcsn why is Collins here again? Hasn't had game since college.-> depth. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @chrisan25859914: @sherrodbcsn with green at the 4 who will be Paul Pierce backup-> Green will play mostly at the 3 behind Pierce. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012
RT @treyadell: Do you think Doc will start green late in the season to give paul some rest for the playoffs?-> I could see that happening. A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 17, 2012

Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery

boston-celtics-isaiah-thomas-50817.jpg

Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery

Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Wednesday that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his right hip after being hampered late in the postseason. 

Thomas originally suffered the injury March 15 against the Timberwolves and missed two games before reaggravating it in Game 6 of the second round against the Wizards. He played the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals but was shut down for the final three. 

“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge told the Globe. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”

The Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach wrote that the team waited for swelling to go down before determining whether surgery would be needed, and that “barring any further setbacks,” he will not. 

Thomas is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points a game. He is entering the final year of his contract.