NBA Trade Rumors: Chicago Bulls could target Sixers’ Matisse Thybulle

Matisse Thybulle (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Matisse Thybulle (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA Trade Rumors: The Chicago Bulls will be keeping a close eye on Matisse Thybulle if the Philadelphia 76ers shop him this offseason. 

A little more than a year ago, Matisse Thybulle was considered an untouchable for the Philadelphia 76ers. However, much has changed since that was a well-known belief. And, most of all, that may no longer be the case.

Thybulle could still be a really good player down the line but is coming off somewhat of a disappointing year with the Sixers. Especially with the way that he played during the postseason when the team needed “others” to step up in the biggest way.

Thybulle played a minimal role for the Sixers in the playoffs in which he only averaged three points on 29 percent shooting from 3-point range in only 15 minutes per game. He became an after-thought for the Sixers. So much so that it actually wouldn’t be surprising if the team elected to trade him during the offseason.

If so, there’s at least one team that is keeping a close eye – the Chicago Bulls.

"[via]A deal would likely require a third team if Philadelphia’s goal is to save money under the tax, but the Bulls would be a strong suitor if Thybulle is available."

The Bulls would be a natural landing spot for Thybulle, assuming the Sixers would be open to trading him. Chicago struggled mightily on the defensive end last season and was a big reason why they fizzled out toward the end of the season and into the postseason.

There’s a chance that both Philadelphia and Chicago are two of the most active teams during the offseason. They can’t afford to bring back the same rosters and nearly anything is on the table. Though, with all that said, I still find it hard to believe that the Sixers would be willing to give up on Thybulle, who is only 25 years old.

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Though, if something changes during the offseason, the Bulls are certainly one team to keep in mind.