Sometimes I wonder exactly what happened with the firing of a long time Celtic medical staff. Nothing of substance was ever released to the public.
A case can be made that the reason IT never complained about his hip was to get through the 2016-17 season and playoffs relatively healthy, and without examination and x-raying of the hip. Then rest for the summer and begin his well-advertised petition for a Max contract this opening 2017-18 season, hoping for an early signing.
Naturally never letting the Celtics know about the severity of the hip. Not at least until he had a Max contract to rest his head on, then letting the chips fall where they may. IT never dreamed Danny would trade him, exposing the severity of his hip to the national media.
I wonder just why the doctors were both fired. Could it be they knew IT had a severe hip problem and failed to expose it to management at the behest of Thomas?
Removing all the symbolism, and emotion, the Celtics are much better set for the future with the younger, and better defender Kyrie.