Boston Celtics

Is frustration over Rondo a racial thing?

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Is frustration over Rondo a racial thing?

Mike Felger was joined by Ron Borges and Kirk Minihane to talk about the Celtics, and more specifically, the Celtics without Rajon Rondo.

Rondo has been getting a lot of negative publicity lately, and Minihane wrote on WEEI.com last week that some of it could be due to the fact that he's black. He writes that if he was white and played the same way, he'd be talked about more positively than he is now. But Minihane also states that he's not calling people racist.

The three discuss this topic, where Borges disagrees with Minihane's stance, stating that it's his personality and how he carries himself that turns people off.

Check out the video for much more.

Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery

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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.