Thompson (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) started at center and logged four points (2-5 FG), 11 boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 25 minutes Friday in the Celtics' 124-97 win over the Magic.
Thompson entered the NBA's health and safety protocols exactly one week earlier, but he ended up missing only one game after the Celtics had three consecutive contests postponed. After clearing all protocols in advance of Friday's game, Thompson stepped back into his familiar role on the top unit, with Daniel Theis working as his backup. Expect the two players to be stuck in a fairly even timeshare at center until Robert Williams (illness) is eligible to return to action after testing positive for COVID-19. Once Williams is back in the fold, Theis will likely shift over to power forward.
Thompson (COVID-19 protocols) is not on the injury report ahead of Friday's game against Orlando.
As anticipated, Thompson has passed through the league's health and safety protocols and will be available for Friday's contest. He'll likely re-enter the starting lineup and could be set for increased minutes with Daniel Theis (COVID-19 protocols) listed as questionable.
Thompson (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Magic, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
The timetables for the group of Celtics players dealing with COVID-related absences remain somewhat unclear, but Danny Ainge said Thursday that both Thompson and Grant Williams are on track to return to action Friday night. Boston has not played since Friday, as its last three games have been postponed due to the league's health and safety protocols.
Thompson (COVID-19 protocols) is unavailable for Friday's game against the Wizards and will be sidelined while going through the seven-day quarantine period for contact tracing, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
Thompson, Grant Williams and Robert Williams are out for at least the next week due to the league's health and safety protocols, so Boston's frontcourt depth will be exceedingly thin during that stretch. Daniel Theis, Semi Ojeleye and Tacko Fall figure to have increased roles, and coach Brad Stevens should also be forced into utilizing smaller lineups.
Thompson is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards due to health and safety protocols.
Thompson and several other non-star teammates are all questionable ahead of Friday's game. Keep an eye on the situation, as it could result in a bare-bones rotation for Boston.
Thompson didn't score a single point (0-1 FG, 0-2 FT) but added seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 20 minutes in Monday's 126-114 win over the Raptors.
Thompson's scarce contributions on offense shouldn't be a surprise since he's scored fewer than 10 points in four of his seven appearances this season, but he still made his presence felt on the defensive end of the court -- he has grabbed seven or more boards in each game and also recorded multiple blocks for the second time in his last three games.
Thompson tallied 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds and an assist across 27 minutes in Sunday's 122-120 win over Detroit.
Sunday marked Thompson's second double-double with his new team. Although the battle at center was expected to be between Thompson and Daniel Theis, the Celtics have elected to run with them together in the starting lineup. The team will likely return to a more conventional setup when Kemba Walker returns, but there will still be plenty of minutes for Thompson.
Thompson (hamstring) is not on the injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Pistons.
Thompson took Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies off to take it easy on his hamstring, which he had injured during training camp. He'll be good to go for Friday. Though four games, the center is averaging 10.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in 23.0 minutes.
Thompson is sitting out Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies due to right hamstring strain recovery.
A hamstring injury hampered Thompson during the preseason, and the Celtics will exercise caution on the second night of a back-to-back. With Thompson on the shelf, more minutes should be available for Daniel Theis and Robert Williams.
Thompson scored 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 116-111 win over the Pacers.
It's the veteran big's first double-double in four games as a member of the Celtics, while his scoring performance was also his best yet this season. Not coincidentally, Thompson also saw his workload tick up slightly, as he hadn't played more than 22 minutes in any of Boston's first three contests. Given how carefully he's been handled so far, the 29-year-old will likely have his minutes scaled back again, or even get a rest day, when Boston hosts Memphis on Wednesday.
Thompson said that he'll remain on a minutes restriction Sunday against the Pacers, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
Thompson suffered a hamstring injury in late November and ended up returning sooner than anticipated, but the Celtics are continuing to ramp him up slowly. He's played 22 and 21 minutes in the team's first two games to date, so based on his comments, he likely won't push past 25 in Sunday's game. Even once he's free of restrictions, Thompson's limitations on the offensive end probably mean that the Celtics won't ask him to play much more than 30 minutes on most nights, as coach Brad Stevens will most likely opt for a three-man rotation at center that includes Daniel Theis and Robert Williams.
Thompson had 12 points (6-10 FG) and eight rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Bucks.
Starting alongside Daniel Theis, Thompson shook off a nagging hamstring issue and looked spry in his 22 minutes of action. Four of Thompson's eight boards came on the offensive end, and he also added one assist.
Thompson (hamstring) will start Wednesday's season-opener against the Bucks.
The Celtics played it coy with Thompson's status throughout the week as he worked back from a hamstring issue. The offseason acquisition will not only play Wednesday night, he'll be in the starting lineup alongside Daniel Theis. The Celtics will start Marcus Smart at point guard, with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum filling out the rest of the lineup.
Thompson (hamstring) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup against Milwaukee, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
The Celtics did not list Thompson on their initial injury report, but Thompson himself said after shootaround Wednesday morning that his status is yet to be officially determined. Based on his progress in recent days, though, Thompson appears to be trending toward being available as the backup to starter Daniel Theis. "Things are looking like they're going in the right direction," Thompson said.
Thompson (hamstring) is not listed on the Celtics' latest injury report ahead of Wednesday's opener against Milwaukee.
After putting in a second consecutive full practice Tuesday, Thompson has been removed from the injury report, signifying that he'll be available to make his Celtics debut Wednesday night. Thompson had been battling a strained hamstring that sidelined him for the entire preseason.
Thompson (hamstring) is hopeful to play in Wednesday's opener against the Bucks.
The big man has been working back from a strained hamstring, but he put in a second consecutive full practice Tuesday, so he appears to be trending in the right direction. Coach Brad Stevens remained noncommittal about Thompson's status, and Thompson himself said earlier in the week that the decision will be in the hands of the Celtics' training staff.
Thompson (hamstring) went through practice Monday, but his status remains undetermined for Wednesday's season opener against the Bucks, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Thompson also practiced Saturday, so his hamstring appears to be close to full strength as the regular season approaches. Even so, the Celtics will be cautious with the new addition, as coach Brad Stevens said Thompson will have a minutes limit when he's officially cleared to play. As far as Wednesday night is concerned, Thompson's status may not be decided until after the Celtics' shootaround in the morning.
Thompson (hamstring) was able to participate in "a good chunk" of Saturday's practice.
Thompson's status for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Bucks remains murky, but he's apparently making solid progress. It's still unclear whether he'll start or come off the bench for the Celtics.
Thompson's (hamstring) status for the regular-season opener against the Bucks is unclear, as he's still limited to light group work and has not practiced, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Thompson's strained hamstring is preventing him from practicing, and he's almost certainly going to miss all of the preseason considering coach Brad Stevens isn't confident he'll be ready for the regular season. While he's out, Daniel Theis (knee), Robert Williams and Grant Williams are candidates to see minutes at center.
Thompson (hamstring) has yet to practice, sticking with light strength and conditioning work, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Thompson suffered a hamstring strain during recent workouts, so he's been limited in what he can do. Coach Brad Stevens noted that he hopes to have Thompson ready by the regular season. For now, the center should be considered questionable for Boston's first preseason game against the 76ers on Dec. 15.
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