Portland Path Blazers restricted free agent ahead Matisse Thybulle intends to signal a suggestion sheet from the Dallas Mavericks, in accordance with TNT and Bleacher Report reporter Chris Haynes.
Thybulle performed 22 video games with the Blazers final season — all begins — after being traded to Portland by the Philadelphia 76ers as a part of an intensive four-team deal involving the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks. He averaged 7.4 factors, 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals in 27.7 minutes with the Blazers.
It’s unclear how a lot the Mavericks are providing Thybulle. Dallas nonetheless has all or most of its Mid-Degree Exception to make use of, relying on the way it buildings its present contractual agreements with free brokers.
A four-year, max MLE deal for Thybulle would web him upwards of $53.3 million during the contract. Utilizing the total MLE on Thybulle would financially bind Dallas in the event that they intend to pursue different free brokers. The Mavericks would solely be capable to supply minimal offers.
Nonetheless, as a result of Thybulle is a restricted free agent, the Blazers can match any supply from the Mavericks to maintain him in Portland. And that’s precisely what they intend to do, in accordance with NBA insider Marc Stein.
Stein stories that the Blazers will match any supply Thybulle receives. “The Blazers and Celtics have been sending behind-the-scenes indicators to groups that they intend to match any supply sheet for Thybulle or [Grant] Williams, respectively,” Stein writes. Williams can be a rumored goal of the Mavericks.
The Boston Celtics drafted Thybulle with the No. 20 total decide within the 2019 NBA Draft. They traded him the next day to Philadephia. He appeared in 245 video games with the Sixers earlier than they traded him to the Blazers.
Thybulle is named a stout defender. He has profession averages of 4.6 factors, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks.
Dallas’ curiosity in Thybulle stems from its want so as to add defensive depth across the perimeter. He definitely gives it, however the Mavericks must flip elsewhere to search out it if Portland matches.