This Mavs-Sixers Trade Sends Matisse Thybulle To Dallas

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In today’s NBA, the 3-and-D skill set is highly coveted. Players who space the floor and defend will always have value.

It just makes sense. One could argue that, in this era, those are the two most fundamental skills in the game. Any player who possesses them isn’t assured to be a star, but they are guaranteed to be the type of key player who compliments stars.

Matisse Thybulle has half of the equation down pat. He is, bar none, one of the best defensive wings in the NBA. With that said, his three-point accuracy has declined in almost every season of his career.

If he can return to his rookie form, look for Thybulle to start in the NBA for years. At 25, he still has time.

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On the other hand, if he doesn’t, he runs the risk of falling out of any given rotation no matter how high his defensive acumen is.

Here’s a deal that has the Dallas Mavericks hoping he develops in the right direction.