When Matisse Thybulle joined the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019, no one dared challenge his status as a lock. This is no longer a widely held view, though.

Thybulle has the potential to be a great player in the future, but he had a dismal season with the Sixers this year. Especially in the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs, when the team needed others to stand up in the most important manner.

During the Playoffs, Thybulle played just 15 minutes a game and averaged only three points. The Sixers had little use for him after that. So much so that it wouldn’t be unexpected if the franchise decided to move him over the summer.

Chicago Bulls one of options for Matisse Thybulle

“The Sixers could look to get off Thybulle’s contract to create some wiggle room under the luxury tax, which looms large over the team’s offseason, and one team with known interest, according to league sources, is Chicago. Bulls GM Marc Eversley has had a fondness for Thybulle going back to early in his collegiate career at Washington, and was instrumental in pushing the Sixers to acquire him in the 2019 draft. 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.”

Sean Deveney of Heavy