“It was a great opportunity to just play more basketball,” Thybulle said. While his three-point shot stayed at a cool 30.1 percent on 2.2 attempts per game, he did flash a bit more ability to use his handle, beat the odd closeout, and find openings as a cutter.
He was asked about how he can carry over his more aggressive play from the international game to the NBA. “Just finding my places… Now proving to myself that I can do it,” Thybulle said. The Sixers will need Thybulle’s defense even more, and the offensive concerns of playing him next to a non-spacing ball handler will be gone.