Matisse Thybulle Rumors

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Matisse Thybulle
Matisse Thybulle
Position: G-F
Born: 03/04/97
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.2 kg.
Salary: $2,711,280
Fox had 34 points in a 119-111 loss to the 76ers on Feb. 9 in Sacramento, but he was held to seven points on 3-of-13 shooting in the fourth quarter with Thybulle guarding him closely. “I’m pretty sure (Thybulle) was Defensive Player of the Year in the Pac-10,” Kings coach Luke Walton said. “You can tell he’s got those defensive instincts. He might not always been in good position, but he recovers out of it because he has length and he understands angles. He’s a good young player. I see why Philadelphia likes him so much. I still don’t think anyone can keep De’Aaron in front of them in those situations, but he does do a nice job on the defensive end.”
Sure, NBA Top Shot — sort of a collectible highlight reel — is in its infancy, but Morey is all in on the frenzy stirred by digital dunks and nonfungible fast breaks. “I just grabbed all the Sixers,” Morey said. “Well, I don’t have all of them because they’re hard to get. But I’ve got Joel (Embiid), I’ve got Ben (Simmons), I’ve got Tobias (Harris), I’ve got (Tyrese) Maxey, I’ve got (Matisse) Thybulle. “Some of the players need to complain and say, ‘Where are my highlights?’”
LaVine, who we wrote about in Friday’s mailbag, is having a tremendous season. He’s averaging 28.5 points per game on 65 percent true shooting, with the ability to bomb 3s off the dribble and get all the way to the rim for monster dunks. And while his shot was off, he finished with 30 points on 9-of-28 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line. Rivers called Thybulle “the secret sauce.” “When you can get away with not double-teaming Zach LaVine in a game, which helps your defense all around the floor, it makes you a much better defensive team,” Rivers said. “Our whole thing was, funnel him down [to Embiid] and Matisse did that.”