Boston has now been eliminated from the playoffs, but there is still no definitive answer as to whether or not Isaiah Thomas will need surgery on his hip. Thomas spoke to reporters on Friday, and indicated that the plan of action will have to wait until his swelling recedes. Via MassLive:

"[Surgery is] not the No. 1 option right now but it could be once the swelling goes down," Thomas said Friday afternoon, addressing the media for the first time since the injury forced him out of the playoffs. "They want to let it die down a little bit then take another MRI once everything is down and it's back to normal. We'll go from there. Hopefully I don't have to have surgery but I know that is an option."

Thomas' comments coincide with a report a few days back from ESPN that said he has undergone plenty of tests, but will see more specialists to determine whether or not he needs surgery on his hip. Via ESPN:

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas met with a hip specialist on Tuesday, the first in what's expected to be a series of visits designed to determine the best rehabilitation plan after he was forced to shut down for the season during the Eastern Conference finals.

Thomas aggravated a lingering right hip issue during Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He did not travel with the team to Cleveland and Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that doctors might need the swelling in his hip to subside a bit more before he can get more definitive results.

In addition to having the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, and all sorts of roster decisions to make with their cap space, Thomas' potential surgery adds yet another bit of intrigue to what is sure to be a fascinating offseason in Boston.