Let’s get started with this episode, featuring a look back at Joel Embiid’s growth as a jump shooter last season and some of Matisse Thybulle’s best steals.
Apart from just shooting at a higher percentage from mid-range and shooting a career-high 37.7 percent from three, Embiid was far more comfortable than ever using his face-up jumper and firing off the dribble.
A video of his best steals could easily be far longer, but here are some of the highlights:
Matisse Thybulle averaged 1.6 steals in only 20 minutes per game in 2020-21, and ranked 1st in steals per 36 minutes with 2.9.
He’s such a brilliant defender both on and off the ball. Thybulle’s on-ball defense was sharper than his rookie year, he was somehow an even more disruptive defensive playmaker, and he became a more disciplined defender in general by committing fewer ill advised gambles and fouls.