Sixers guard Matisse Thybulle discusses his new offensive mindset

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For the Philadelphia 76ers to have the playoff run that they believe they can make, they will need help from everybody up and down the roster. While Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will be the ones to drive this engine, they will need some help to get it done.

One important player who has continued to take strides is Matisse Thybulle. Thes second-year guard out of Washington has continued to be elite on the defensive end of the floor, but he has continued to make strides on the offensive end since the All-Star break.

After scoring 13 points with seven rebounds on Monday against the Golden State Warriors, Thybulle is now shooting 47.8% from the floor overall. He is also shooting 35.8% from deep, and he has a 57.6% true shooting percentage since the break. That is up from 36.8%, 26.2%, and 45.9%, respectively, before the All-Star break.

“This year has been trying to get a feel for when I can do that to open up things for other guys,” said Thybulle. “Sometimes, those cuts or those drives don’t result in me getting a layup, but it results in somebody else getting a good shot. I think just tonight was a night where I got more layups than others.”

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“I look at it in a way of how can I help the team,” he continued. “Tonight (Monday), the offense was a little slow, I showed up in like the final score. I was just trying to do my part to help with the double teams on Jo, get the ball moving, try to get downhill, make some easy layups. That kind of thing.”

An area where Thybulle has definitely improved on the offensive end is with his movement away from the ball. His constant movement has been very helpful as he has helped the Sixers with his cutting. When a player is active off the ball, that is a big help for the offense because the opposition has to pay attention to his activity.

“If you watch the way I cut, I think it opens up a lot for where there’s corner 3s or driving lanes,” he finished. “It’s something that I kind of pride myself in. Just tonight was one of those nights where I happened to get a couple of layups.”

The Sixers will look to bounce back from the loss when they take on the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at home.

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