Matisse Thybulle’s agent rips ‘ASSistant coaches’ for snubbing Sixers rookie
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Matisse Thybulle wasn’t picked to play in the Rising Stars Challenge, and his agent isn’t happy about it.
Eric Goodwin sent out a statement to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports where he basically ripped the assistant coaches for snubbing Thybulle:
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 31, 2020
Thybulle has appeared in 41 games for the Sixers this season. He’s averaging 4.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 38.6 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.9 percent from the free-throw line.
NBA rookies believe Thybulle is the best defender from the 2019 NBA Draft class, but it looks like coaches don’t care about that, especially when it comes to the Rising Stars Challenge.
Thybulle was the 20th overall pick in this year’s draft by the Boston Celtics. Boston traded the youngster to the Sixers for Carsen Edwards and Ty Jerome on draft night.
Last season at the University of Washington, Thybulle averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.3 blocks in 36 games. He shot 41.5 percent from the floor, 30.5 percent from the 3-point line and 85.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Thybulle has never been known as a scorer. The most points he scored in college was 26. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard had averages of 9.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.4 blocks in his four years at Washington.
The Sixers, after losing to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, dropped to 31-18 on the season.