Matisse Thybulle said it felt good to be ‘wanted and needed’ after strong debut with the Portland Trail Blazers
Matisse Thybulle made his Portland Trail Blazers debut last night and of course, played the best basketball game of the season.
Thybulle went 4-of-6 from three point ranger and scored 14 points in 26 minutes in his Portland debut. He shot 5-of-9 from the floor overall and added six rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and a steal to the box score.
After the game, he talked with the media and told reporters that “it felt good to be wanted” by the Trail Blazers.
Matisse Thybulle Postgame
Yikes. I’m sure my fellow Sixers fans will love hearing that, right? At the end of the day, for whatever reason Doc Rivers doesn’t really like relying on his younger talent and the Sixers organization as a while has been pretty brutal at developing younger talent.
Matisse Thybulle is certainly not an exception.
We have seen this time and time again. Whether you want to point at Isiah Joe or Charles Bassey or just focus on Matisse Thybulle, I really don’t care. It’s an issue in Philadelphia and has remained one over the past four seasons.
Thybulle, back in the Pacific Northwest should be much more comfortable playing for a Trail Blazers team that’s just 28-29 on the season and in 11th place in the Western Conference.
As for the Sixers, they beat the Houston Rockets at home last night 123-104. Harden, Embiid, and Maxey had fantastic nights.
- Harden: 28 PTS / 2 REB / 10 AST
- Embiid: 23 PTS / 6 REB / 4 AST
- Maxey: 26 PTS / 5 REB / 6 AST
As for the player we got in return for Thybulle, Jalen McDaniels had eight points, five rebounds, and three assists in 28 minutes.
I know there’s a bad taste about the Sixers in Philadelphia right now, but even still, they are sitting pretty in third place in the Eastern Conference, just 3.5 games out of the first place Boston Celtics.