Matisse Thybulle has reportedly not signed a newbie-wide contract extension with the Sixers before Monday’s deadline, which means the 25-year-old will become a restricted free agent after this season.
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Hines mentioned that Thybulle and The Sixers couldn’t reach an agreement. Haynes stated that the two sides “had short discussions about the possibility of an extension recently, but they were unable to reach an agreement.”
Zion Williamson, Tyler Herro, Jordan Poole, Nassir Little, Brandon Clarke, Kevin Porter Jr. Among the players from the 2019 renewal category who have signed extensions. The Sixers exchanged the twenty-fourth and thirty-third picks that year to the Celtics for a landing at Thybulle, who got 20.
Per Spotrac, Thybulle’s qualifying bid for the 2023-24 season is approximately $6.3 million. He will play this year under the club’s fourth-year option of $4.4 million.
Thybulle made the second NBA all-around team in two consecutive years. Despite his own defensive skills, it’s still reasonable to wonder if Thybulle can help teams win deep in the playoffs. He was meant to avoid unwise gambling and improve his jump, but the Thybulle’s reliability as a two-way winger remains in doubt. Over the past two seasons, he has shot 30.7% from a three-point range.
Having started in every game since the Sixers’ deal in February with James Harden last season, Thybulle was ineligible to play on April 7 in Toronto because he was not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Sixers then drew the Raptors in the first round of the playoffs. Thybulle was only able to participate in three of the series’ six games and his role dropped.
“The missing matches in the qualifiers were much more difficult than missing matches in the regular season,” he said on May 8. “I had no idea what it would be like – especially the missing matches and then going from the starting line-up to being out of the tournament.” Bench. So, yeah, it was huge. I certainly didn’t think it would affect me as much as it did. …it definitely had an effect. ”
At this year’s Sixers media day, head coach Doc Rivers said he hasn’t outperformed Sixers’ Tyrese Maxi, Paul Reed and Teeball this summer. The University of Washington producer said it focused on “intensifying my shot — eliminating lost movement, allowing for greater accuracy and consistency.”
Thibault said, “I haven’t really had the opportunity to work myself in the last two seasons. The first was COVID and there were no gyms (available). And second, I was working to win a medal at the Olympics with Australia, so there wasn’t much space for me to just work on Matisse.” So this was my first chance to have a complete off-season holiday – real and traditional off-season – and dedicate it just to improving myself.”
With summer additions PJ Tucker, De’Anthony Melton and Danuel House Jr. Who emerge as assertive members of Rivers’ rotation at the moment, Thybulle did not appear in the Sixers’ pre-season final until the fourth quarter. The team will open its regular season on Tuesday night against the Celtics in Boston.