2019 NBA re-draft: Sixers pick Coby White with Matisse Thybulle gone

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The 2019 NBA draft was a solid one for the Philadelphia 76ers as they were able to snag one of the now elite defenders in the league. The Sixers traded up to 20 and they selected Matisse Thybulle out of Washington and he has turned into an elite defender.

While looking back at the draft, there are a few moves that would probably be done differently if they had the chance. Knowing what everybody knows now, it is time for a do-over for 2019.

In a re-draft performed by Bleacher Report, Thybulle has been selected very early at No. 4 by the Atlanta Hawks. That means the Sixers had to go another route and in this case, that route is Coby White who has proven to be a high volume scorer.

B/R on White to Philadelphia:

So far, Coby White looks like a high-volume, low-efficiency bench scorer. Over two seasons, he’s averaged 14.2 points with a well-below-average effective field-goal percentage and a low free-throw rate.

That doesn’t mean White will always be this player, though. He’s only 21 years old. Moderate improvement as a three-point shooter might be about all it takes to change his outlook offensively.

He probably needs even more work on the other end, but defense isn’t always the top priority for a heat-check guy.

White averaged 15.1 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.1 rebounds in his second season in 2020-21 while shooting 41.6% from the floor and 35.9% from deep. The now third-year guard from North Carolina is a good player who can put the ball in the basket so getting him at 20 in this draft would be pretty solid value.

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