Thybulle is certainly not untouchable and the Sixers would entertain moving him, but the idea that they would dump him strictly for salary reasons (as has been reported elsewhere) does not carry any weight. Thybulle is extension-eligible this offseason but is poised to make under $ 4.5 million this year, a number that would hardly make a dent in the tax bill if they shipped him out.
Source: Philly Voice:
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Lauren Rosen: @LaurenMRosen:
“[Matisse is] another player that I try not to take for granted, because what he’s doing is special. ” –@Tyrese Maxey: on: @Matisse Thybulle:.
More on Matisse’s second consecutive All-Defensive season ⬇️ nba.com/sixers/matisse… – 11:49 AM:
Noah Levick: @NoahLevick:
A story on Matisse Thybulle’s second All-Defensive selection, including:
-Outlier steal and block rates again:
-Overview of his season and future:
-Thybulle on defensive proprioception:
nbcsports.com/philadelphia/s… – 9:46 PM:
Chris Fedor: @ChrisFedor:
This was my full – and official – ballot for NBA All-Defensive Teams:
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo:
F: Draymond Green:
C: Bam Adebayo:
G: Marcus Smart:
G: Mikal Bridges:
F: Evan Mobley:
F: Jaren Jackson Jr.
C: Rudy Gobert:
G: Jrue Holiday:
G: Matisse Thybulle – 9:14 PM:
Michael Grange: @michaelgrange:
Fred VanVleet finished 5th among guards for all-defensive teams. Had two 1st team votes & 37 2nd team votes (41 pts). Matisse Thybulle held down last (of four) guard spots (87 pts). He was joined on 2nd team by Jrue Holiday. 1st team guards were Marcus Smart & Mikal Bridges. – 8:49 PM:
Lauren Rosen: @LaurenMRosen:
2nd team All-Defenseman: @Matisse Thybulle: was the only player in the NBA with at least 110 steals and 70 blocks this season.
He led the league in blocked 3-pointers (23).
He was 3rd in the NBA in total deflections (248), and led the NBA in deflections for 36 minutes (5.3).
🔒: pic.twitter.com/cxnjyxn08G: – 8:19 PM:
Derek Bodner: @DerekBodnerNBA:
Matisse Thybulle was voted to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team, receiving a total of 87 points (8 First Team votes, 71 Second).
Joel Embiid received 33 points (3 1st, 27 2nd), well behind Robert Williams III, who was the Second Team center with 70 total points. – 8:19 PM:
Chris Haynes: @ChrisBHaynes:
First Team All-Defensive is Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Rudy Gobert.
Second Team All-Defensive is Jrue Holliday, Matisse Thybulle, Draymond Green, Bam Adebayo and Robert Williams III. pic.twitter.com/GGoAbSvOeI: – 8:14 PM:
JD Shaw: @JShawNBA:
NBA All-Defensive Teams:
First Team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus Smart
Second Team: Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Matisse Thybulle, Robert Williams III – 8:12 PM:
Shams Charania: @ShamsCharania:
2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams:
First team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus Smart
Second team: Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Matisse Thybulle, Robert Williams III – 8:11 PM:
More on this storyline:
The Sixers could look to get off Matisse Thybulle’s contract to create some wiggle room under the luxury tax, which looms large over the mentioned offseason, and one team with known interest, according to league sources, is Chicago. Bulls GM Marc Eversley has had a fondness for Thybulle going back to early in his collegiate career at Washington, and was instrumental in pushing the Sixers to acquire him in the 2019 draft. -via Heavy.com / May 21, 2022:
A deal would likely require a third team if Philadelphia’s goal is to save money under the tax, but the Bulls would be a strong suitor if Thybulle is available. -via Heavy.com / May 21, 2022: