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The Sixers are inserting rookie G/F Matisse Thybulle into the starting lineup in place of Al Horford on Wednesday.
After reports surfaced prior to Game 1 that coach Brett Brown was considering inserting Thybulle into the starting five, it appears he decided to pull the trigger. Thybulle is an excellent defender and will look to help contain the Celtics' young stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Game 2.
According the Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sixers head coach Brett Brown is “considering” starting F Matisse Thybulle versus the Celtics.
Thybulle is arguably the best wing defender on the Sixers and with Ben Simmons presumably out for the season, inserting him into the starting lineup against the Celtics could be a savvy move to contain Boston’s explosive starting unit. The downside to this strategy is Thybulle’s offensive skill set is lacking. Known primarily a “3-and-D” wing who can’t generate offense on his own, Thybulle will have to create opportunities off turnovers and be ready to knock down three-pointers when the Celtics D collapses and double-teams Joel Embiid or Tobias Harris. While news of him entering the starting lineup likely increases his playing time, DFS players should not consider him a viable option.
Matisse Thybulle scored five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3PT), had three assists, and one rebound in 17 minutes of action during Saturday nights 118-114 road loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Thybulle played a decent chunk of minutes in this game, but he isn’t a viable factor for fantasy, even with all of the injuries to other Sixers players. Leave him on the waiver wire until further notice.
Matisse Thybulle provided three points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-3 FT) two rebounds and two steals across 17 minutes in Thursday's 127-117 loss to the Hawks.
Thybulle started for Al Horford (knee) in Thursday's game against the Hawks, and produced little across 17 minutes. He has only scored double figures once in his last 11 contests. Thybulle is not worth owning in standard leagues, and is a a deep-league flyer at best. The 76ers next scheduled game is Saturday, away against the Celtics.
Matisse Thybulle registered five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3PT), four blocks, three rebounds, two steals and one assist across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 117-106 win over the Nets.
Thybulle swatted a career-high four shots in Wednesday's win over the Nets. With Joel Embiid out two weeks, Thybulle will continue to start and log around 20-plus minutes. If you need help with defensive categories, Thybulle can be used as a streamer. The 76ers next scheduled game is Friday, home against the Bulls.