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The Boston Celtics have the No. 1 pick -- and an Isaiah Thomas problem

FOXSports Logo By Andrew Lynch of FOXSports | Slide 1 of 6: On the surface, the Boston Celtics are in a good place.They have the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-rounder, and one of the best basketball players on the planet in their two-time All-Star point guard.Who cares they're about to face swift elimination at the hands of LeBron James? Short of the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Golden State Warriors, no team in the Association seems to be in a better spot moving forward than the Celtics.Just as every dark cloud has a silver lining, though, nothing good in this world is pure. The Celtics, for all their forward momentum, have an Isaiah Thomas problem.

On the surface, the Boston Celtics are in a good place.

They have the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-rounder, and one of the best basketball players on the planet in their two-time All-Star point guard.

Who cares they're about to face swift elimination at the hands of LeBron James? Short of the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Golden State Warriors, no team in the Association seems to be in a better spot moving forward than the Celtics.

Just as every dark cloud has a silver lining, though, nothing good in this world is pure. The Celtics, for all their forward momentum, have an Isaiah Thomas problem.

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