Matisse Thybulle Stays With Trail Blazers After Matching Dallas’ 3-year $33 Million Offer


The Portland Trail Blazers have matched the offer by the Dallas Mavericks to restricted free agent Matisse Thybulle, keeping the 26-year-old wing in Rip City.

The Mavericks signed Thybulle to an offer sheet for 3 years and $33 Million, per multiple reports on Wednesday evening.

Portland had one day to decide whether or not to match the offer. They wasted no time in their decision, and Thybulle remains a Trail Blazer.

Thybulle was the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and spent his first 3-1/2 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before being dealt to Portland at last year’s trade deadline.

A defensive specialist, Thybulle improved his three-point shooting during his 22 games at the end of last season with the Blazers. He shot 38.8% from downtown in that stretch while playing over 27 minutes a game.

Reports say the final year of Thybulle’s deal includes a player option for $11.5 Million, and also carries a 15% trade kicker.

Thybulle has twice been named to the NBA All-Defensive team in his first four seasons in the league.