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Good ol’ customary relaxation and rehab is working wonders for Isaiah Thomas‘ proper hip, which the Boston Celtics All-Star aggravated throughout Recreation 2 of the Japanese Convention finals towards the Cleveland Cavaliers, forcing him to overlook the rest of the collection.

“The hip is nice,” Thomas advised The Boston Herald’s Stephen Hewitt on Saturday. “It’s going nicely. Rehabbing it, however it’s going properly. It’s an actual sluggish rehab course of, however it’s getting higher and that’s what it’s all about.”

Thomas opted to not go underneath the knife for a proper femoral-acetabular impingement and torn labrum, first suffered through the finish of the common season after which worsened within the playoffs.

He was suggested by workforce docs and specialists to keep away from surgical procedure, which might have simply prolonged his restoration time. Now, Thomas is working beneath the impression that he’ll be near one hundred pc, if not absolutely there, for the beginning of coaching camp.

“That’s the plan, yeah,” stated Thomas. “I must be prepared by camp, however I’m getting again within the fitness center capturing and with the ability to work out within the weight room and get my cardio again, as a result of I’ve been down for 2 and a half months because the season ended. It’s getting there although. This week has been nice progress for me.”

Thomas had a breakout marketing campaign for the primary-place Celtics, averaging a profession-excessive 28.9 factors (third in NBA), 5.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and zero.9 steals in seventy six video games.