Tristan Thompson to miss "significant portion" of training camp
Brad Stevens noted on Saturday that Tristan Thompson is "expected to miss a significant portion of the Celtics training camp." This is probably a downer for a lot of Celtics nation to hear after trying to get hyped for the new additions and the new season. Not to worry too much though, as Stevens also said they will "have him ramped up for the start of the season" on the 23rd. So Tristan will have to workout individually while still trying to pick up the offensive and defensive schemes for the start of season.
Brad Stevens said Tristan Thompson (hamstring strain) is expected to miss a significant portion of the Celtics training camp.
So what does this mean for the Celtics? For one, it could prove to be an advantage for Robert Williams III as he'll be able to fill in for Thompson in camp and be the beneficiary of any extra reps that will be left behind. This could be significant in the development of "Time Lord" which I think everyone would be excited to see. The hamstring issue will most likely lead to him not starting at least to start the season and his minutes could potentially be limited as well.
The way Thompson has spoken since being signed signals that he believes he will be ready in time for the season and have an immediate impact. His confidence and Stevens stating that he will be ramped up for the season gives a good indication that the injury is minor and shouldn't affect his performance once the season begins. Here are some Thompson highlights to get you further hyped for his Celtics tenure to start;