According to sources, there is a slight chance Isaiah Thomas could miss most of the 17-18 season if recovery from his various hip ailments does not proceed smoothly. Thomas has a bone bruise in addition to his right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear.
The Boston Celtics believe they were transparent with the Cleveland Cavaliers about the extent of Thomas’ injury during their trade talks.
If the Cavaliers void the trade, the Celtics are confident they can get by with more playmaking from Gordon Hayward and Al Horford, while Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart would offer better defense at Thomas’ position.
Thomas has publicly vowed to return from the injury as the same player.
(h/t Zach Lowe of ESPN)