But he is already special on defense. I can't remember the last rookie wing to move with such liquid grace and speed. Maybe Kawhi? Thybulle is barely logging 20 minutes per game, and he leads the league in both steals and deflections
He's got a long way to go offensively (shot actually looks good, so we'll see if it starts falling), but man, this kid is impressive on defense. He reads passing lanes like nothing I've ever seen, yet has the recovery ability to get back in position when he misses (those blocks from behind must drive guys crazy). And it's not like he's just wreaking havoc off ball, as he's been tasked with guarding guys like Kemba and Trae from day 1.
I'm legitimately wondering if he's got a shot at making an all defensive team as a rookie bench player.
This rookie class in general has been impressive.