The rumor mill seems to be getting off to an early start this NBA season. The Philadelphia 76ers have been a key part of this in the early stages of the season. While the Tobias Harris rumors may have taken the limelight, he may not be the only member of the team that could be wearing a new uniform before the season’s conclusion. Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice dropped a hint that Matisse Thybulle could also be on the move. As he put it in his latest article, “I’m told there has been some interest in Matisse Thybulle in preliminary discussions around the league, and I’d expect him to be a rumor mill fixture up until the deadline.”
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Thybulle’s Role on Sixers
It has been an up-and-down season thus far for Thybulle. Through the opening five games of the season, he played less than six total game minutes including a matchup against the Raptors in which he did not get subbed into the game.
Since this time, Thybulle has seen his role grow in a major way. He has seen some extended opportunities on the court including starting three games with the team. The Washington product is averaging 1.5 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.0 steals during his 13.1 minutes per game.
The biggest swing skill for Thybulle has always been his perimeter shooting. The two-time All-NBA Defensive Second Team member can be relied on for making his presence felt on the defensive end, but his deficiencies on offense have limited his ability to shoulder minutes. There was a growing buzz surrounding his reworked jump shot leading up to the season, but this has not brought on results through the first 14 games. While Thybulle hit a big three-pointer against the Hawks, he has connected on just three of his 16 long-range attempts thus far this season which makes for a career-worst 18.8%.
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Could a Trade Occur?
It is no surprise to see Thybulle’s name popping up in trade talks ahead of the deadline. During the offseason, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on how active …read more