While he has started the last two games as Doc Rivers tries to find functional lineups with James Harden out, for the most part Matisse Thybulle has been on the fringes of the rotation despite how much he worked on his shot during the offseason. He said recently he’s getting his confidence back, but he’s still shooting 29.6% overall and 18.8% on 3-pointers.
Maybe he needs a change of scenery — at least a few teams might be willing to bet on it. At least according to long-time 76ers reporter Kyle Neubeck at Phillyvoice.com.
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.
However, the Sixers would not get much back in a trade. While Thybulle is a high-quality perimeter defender, his offensive shortcomings and the fact he is a restricted free agent this summer — the team that trades for him will have to pay to keep him — will drive down his trade value.
The 7-7 Sixers may need a shakeup, they have not looked like the contender many expected heading into the season. That has made Doc Rivers’ seat warm, but also has prompted trade rumors about Tobias Harris (hard to move with his $37.6 million salary this season and $39.3 million on the books for next season) among others.
Expect a ton of 76ers trade rumors between now and the deadline, and know Thybulle will be in some of them.
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Some teams reportedly expressing trade interest in 76ers Matisse Thybulle originally appeared on NBCSports.com