Sixers sign first-round pick Matisse Thybulle to rookie contract

Matisse Thybulle has signed his rookie contract with the Sixers, the team announced today. The senior swingman out of Washington was selected with the 20th pick in last month’s draft.

Terms of the deal weren’t released, but under the rookie salary structure, Thybulle is eligible to make $2,582,160 in his first season, $2,711,280 in his second and $2,840,160 in his third.

“Matisse was the best defensive wing in the draft and his tenacious and gritty play fit our culture perfectly,” Philadelphia GM Elton Brand said. “A talented shooter and a great person off the court, we’re very excited to welcome Matisse to the 76ers family.”

Thybulle won the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award this season and was honored as the Pac 12’s top defender for the second straight year. His scoring average was modest at 9.1 PPG, but he collected 3.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per night.

Published at Wed, 03 Jul 2019 21:19:08 +0000

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