Sixers Acquire No. 20 From Celtics For Nos. 24, 33

JUNE 21: The trade is now official, per an NBA press release.

JUNE 20: The Celtics and Sixers have agreed on a draft-night trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that Philadelphia is acquiring the No. 20 pick and using it to draft Washington forward Matisse Thybulle.

In exchange for the pick, Boston will acquire the 24th and 33rd overall selections from the 76ers.

The Sixers had made a promise to Thybulle with the No. 24 pick, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer tweets. They apparently had concerns another team also had their eyes on Thybulle, whom O’Connor notes is a multi-positional defender who can blend his offensive game with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Thybulle, a senior 6’5” guard, averaged a modest 9.1 PPG in his final college season. However, his defensive stats were impressive, as he averaged 3.5 SPG and 2.3 BPG.

He averaged 11.2 PPG as a junior.

The trade at least temporarily gave the Celtics three first-round selections.


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9 thoughts on “Sixers Acquire No. 20 From Celtics For Nos. 24, 33

  1. x%sure

    Thybulle will outperform his rankings, and I even said 14 would not be too high, but I doubt he will be ready to unseat Redick or start for a title-aspirational team. The Sixers have apparently compared him favorably with Shamet in personal profile.

      • x%sure

        Yes. They were not looking at shooting numbers, obviously, or they would have picked someone else. Or at niceness.
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        “[Shamet has] always been an overcomer and mature and very very self-aware,” senior director of scouting Vince Rozman said (via Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer). “…I think those are the guys that tend to make it in that range, because they know their role and they know what’s going to be asked of them.”

  2. rgreen

    Maybe they plan on,and feel good about their chances of resigning all of their main free agents.Resign Boban,Scott & McConnell,them plus Thybulle,Smith,Bolden & maybe Pasecniks could maybe give them a serviceable bench.Then they’d have the exception to use to bring back Ennis,bring in a backup pg,or split it up to do both,if possible.Then the future picks could come in handy,to use to tinker with and improve the bench.

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