Philadelphia 76ers third-year guard Matisse Thybulle is expected to make his return on Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. At the time, Thybulle became the third Sixer to deal with a COVID-19-related setback. Following Thybulle’s setback, Sixers center Joel Embiid became the fourth and final member to join the protocol. “With Matisse, it’s just trying to get the right date with the league. It’s a lot of clutter going on. I’ll leave it at that. With Joel, it’s the same thing. He’s just trying to get better. You have to have the two negative tests.”
Fortunately for the Sixers, Thybulle will make his return after missing the last seven games.