Despite just making his second consecutive All-Defensive team, the 25-year-old wing still is a liability on offense for the Sixers. Which is a problem considering they have the premier post talent in the NBA with Joel Embiid. It doesn’t help that he’s up for a contract extension as well.
Thybulle’s already been mentioned as a potential target of the Chicago Bulls, which I’ve written about in the past. Christopher Kline co-site expert of The Sixer Sense has already written about two potential trades involving Thybulle.
With that in mind, the Bulls shouldn’t be the only team interested in Thybulle’s services. This article will be evaluating three trades involving the 6-foot-5 wing to three other teams not named the Bulls.
3 potential Thybulle trades: New York Knicks
The New York Knicks make sense as a potential suitor for two reasons. The first being is that their head coach Tom Thibodeau is a defensive-oriented coach who doesn’t mind using a player who is deficient on the offense end of the court. Look no further when he started Elfrid Payton two seasons ago.
The other reason is that the Knicks are a young rebuilding team and having more youth will help grow that defensive culture that they are trying to set. That being written, the trade below makes sense for both sides.
The Knicks get Thybulle who should be able to crack Thibodeau’s rotation and a nice young prospect to develop in Jaden Springer. The Philadelphia 76ers get Cam Reddish and the 42nd pick in this upcoming draft.
If the Brooklyn Nets do take the Sixers’ pick this year, snagging the 42nd pick still allows Philly to add cheap talent to the roster. Reddish could never quite break into Thibodeau’s rotation this past year, but he has the potential to be a very good two-way player at 6-foot-8.