Report: Chicago Bulls Interested in Matisse Thybulle

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Matisse Thybulle may be on the trading block this offseason after another below-average performance during Philadelphia’s recent playoff run. And the Chicago Bulls are already being linked to him.

Per Sean Deveney, Chicago is one of the teams which have an interest in the shooting guard. Thybulle averaged just 3.0 points, 0.4 assists, and 1.0 rebounds in the nine games he played during the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

Chicago’s interest in Thybulle should be appealing to fans of hard-nosed defense because that is what has made him shine prior to being drafted by Philadelphia. Thybulle’s defense is one to be reckoned with for any opposing player and he has developed a reputation as one of the top defensive guards in the league today.

The 25-year-old guard has a seven-foot wingspan and a 41-inch vertical which he uses each night to block shooters from behind. He has averaged 1.6 steals throughout his first three years in Philadelphia. Looking at the Bulls’ depth chart, Thybulle would fit nicely among Chicago’s ball-dominant superstars. On offense, he finds most of his points from spot-up corner three-pointers and cutting baseline for wide-open backdoor lay-ins.

Standing at 6-foot-5, Thybulle also has the size and speed to run the floor with the Bulls when they are playing small ball. In Philadelphia, he has been a fan favorite and his experience would be a positive addition to Chicago’s young locker room. Thybulle’s work ethic on defense would also be something that would resonate among his teammates to help Chicago become a better team at slowing down opposing superstars.

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