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Hawks' Stackhouse predicts Heat as NBA Champs . . . Wait, what?

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Hawks' Stackhouse predicts Heat as NBA Champs . . . Wait, what?

Talk about having faith in your own team, eh?

Atlanta Hawks guard and NBA veteran, Jerry Stackhouse, has his own website and blog. He seems like a smart guy and everything, but Stack did a very dumb thing.

Picking against your own team to win the NBA Finals? In Stackhouse's recent blog, he decided to predict the postseason winner. That's fine, as long as your team isn't in the playoffs, or you pick them to go all the way.

Stackhouse kinda, sorta, tried to pick the Hawks to win the NBA Finals, but not even he could seriously do it.

Do you think anybody on the Celtics would be caught dead picking another team to win the NBA Finals? Not in a million years.

But nonetheless, here's Stackhouse's quote at the bottom of his blog:

"I am clearly planning for Atlanta to be in the Finals if I put on my analyst hat, however, if we are looking at the personnel and everything thats going on during these playoffs, I have to take Miami to win it all.Miami is the favorite to come out of the East, and Im not counting out the Lakers in the West the way Ramon Sessions and Kobe Bryant are playing."

Hey Stack, even if you really do think that, keep it to yourself so jerks like me don't make it into a bigger thing.

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.