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Celtics draft picks take to Twitter in celebration


Celtics draft picks take to Twitter in celebration

BOSTON -- First round Boston Celtics 2012 draft picks Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo took to Twitter in reaction to be selected with the 21st and 22nd picks, respectively, on Thursday night.

All I gotta say is GoGreen Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) June 29, 2012

That's right I am Celtic! It feels so good right. It's time to celebrate with my family. I will get back at y'all tomorrow. Fab Melo (@Fabpmelo) June 29, 2012

Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery


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.