The Philadelphia 76ers may have a need on the wing if Jimmy Butler departs as a free agent and might be able to find some value late in the first round with Washington product Matisse Thybulle.
Thybulle is an athletic specimen who averaged 2.3 blocks per game from a wing spot as a senior for the Huskies, even as his scoring fell off to 9.1 points per game and his shooting dropped to 41.5 percent overall and 30.5 percent on 4.2 3-point attempts per game.
The reason for that is that Thybulle can make some bad decisions on when and where to shoot and struggled with consistency. That said, he could become a defensive gem on the wing if he can improve his discipline at that end.
The fact he played in a zone defense at Washington makes it more difficult to get a read on his true defensive potential.
He’s got a lot of length for being 6-foot-6 and that will help his profile defensively. If he can rein in his tendency to get careless with the ball and improve his shot selection, he could mature into a very solid player at the NBA level.