Matisse Thybulle Defense

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Matisse Thybulle Defense 

Post#1 » by youngcrev » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:10 pm

From Lowe's latest article:

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.
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Post#2 » by Eyeamok » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:14 pm

I want to see hm play defense on Fultz.
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Post#3 » by Triples333 » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:18 pm

I've mentioned before that in 30 years he's the best defensive prospect I've ever seen. His issues on O are indeed an issue, but with a lineup of Simmons/Thybull/Richardson/Horford/Embiid, I believe you have the best defensive unit ever.

Overall I do think they will go down as a GOAT level D.
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Post#4 » by LloydFree » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:24 pm

Eyeamok wrote:I want to see hm play defense on Fultz.

Naaa man. We can't waste his minutes on nonsense. Save the light work for Korkmaz...
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Post#5 » by Wreckonized » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:27 pm

He's looking like a beast defensive wise.
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Post#6 » by Eyeamok » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:31 pm

Triples333 wrote:I've mentioned before that in 30 years he's the best defensive prospect I've ever seen. His issues on O are indeed an issue, but with a lineup of Simmons/Thybull/Richardson/Horford/Embiid, I believe you have the best defensive unit ever.

Overall I do think they will go down as a GOAT level D.


What !!! you need to be a little more enthusiastic about your analysis of him. At this stage of the season. 4 games into his rookie season, his offensive issues have a lot of time to be worked out. But I hope he is/becomes a very special defensive prospect.
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Post#7 » by Eyeamok » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:34 pm

LloydFree wrote:
Eyeamok wrote:I want to see hm play defense on Fultz.

Naaa man. We can't waste his minutes on nonsense. Save the light work for Korkmaz...


lol

ESPN should mike him up when they play.

"Hey Fultz remember when you got drafted and did not invite me to your draft party?...give me that damn ball !"
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Post#8 » by Kobblehead » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:34 pm

The greatest perimeter defender of all time. Not even hyberbole.
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Post#9 » by Eyeamok » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:37 pm

Kobblehead wrote:The greatest perimeter defender of all time. Not even hyberbole.


I want you to be right. But stop it man just stop it! It's too soon in the process. :lol:

But I do recall you singing his praises in pre-season. So I'd be happy to be wrong.
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Post#10 » by zimpy27 » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:43 pm

Never seen anyone this good.
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Post#11 » by GrindCityHustle » Fri Nov 1, 2019 2:59 pm

Can't believe Brand managed to salvage what Colangelo almost destroyed. Hinkie would be proud.
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Post#12 » by abark » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:11 pm

Eyeamok wrote:
Kobblehead wrote:The greatest perimeter defender of all time. Not even hyberbole.


I want you to be right. But stop it man just stop it! It's too soon in the process. :lol:

But I do recall you singing his praises in pre-season. So I'd be happy to be wrong.

He's averaging 5 steals and 2.5 blocks per36 which is exactly what he did in preseason.

And just watching him, I've never seen any perimeter player so disruptive on defense.

Obviously you can't annoint him "the best ever" at anything after 5 games. But he I'd already be surprised if he doesn't end up in the conversation, barring injury.
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Post#13 » by tekkon » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:14 pm

He looks amazing on D, great start for a rookie
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Post#14 » by Johnny Bball » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:23 pm

Are people pronouncing his last name wrong? Or is this an anglicized version or is this a Brett Favre kind of thing?
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Post#15 » by seorang » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:31 pm

He's like a supercharged Micheal Cooper.
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Post#16 » by raptor jesus » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:36 pm

Mentioned this is another thread: he's the best game-changing defensive player I'd seen at the college level since Anthony Davis.
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Post#17 » by Eyeamok » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:37 pm

abark wrote:
Eyeamok wrote:
Kobblehead wrote:The greatest perimeter defender of all time. Not even hyberbole.


I want you to be right. But stop it man just stop it! It's too soon in the process. :lol:

But I do recall you singing his praises in pre-season. So I'd be happy to be wrong.

He's averaging 5 steals and 2.5 blocks per36 which is exactly what he did in preseason.

And just watching him, I've never seen any perimeter player so disruptive on defense.

Obviously you can't annoint him "the best ever" at anything after 5 games. But he I'd already be surprised if he doesn't end up in the conversation, barring injury.


Your reasoning might be sound if not for the fact that he has only played 4 professional games. Does that change your thought process :lol:
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Post#18 » by Creativetran » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:39 pm

Props to this guy, with the current rules it’s hard for wings to make a difference on D, but he sure is.
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Post#19 » by ClipsFanSince98 » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:43 pm

Love hearing about elite defenders.
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Post#20 » by shakes0 » Fri Nov 1, 2019 3:55 pm

He really is unique and pretty special. He actually can't stay in front of his man 1v1, but it really doesn't matter cause he specializes in reach arounds and blocks from behind. It really is something special to watch.

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