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Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle out indefinitely with knee sprain, bone bruise

Washington Wizards v Philadelphia 76ers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 21: Matisse Thybulle #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts in front of Anzejs Pasecniks #18 of the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on December 21, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Wizards 125-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Matisse Thybulle isn’t going to catch your eye if you only check the box score. The rookie out of Washington is averaging just 4.8 points per game. However, watch the games and Thybulle stands out — he is already a quality NBA perimeter defender, a guy coach Brett Brown can trust on that end, plus Thybulle is becoming more comfortable as a three-point shooter.

Which is why the Sixers are going to miss him for at least the next couple of weeks.

Thybulle is on his way to likely making one of the All-Rookie teams at the end of the season. Hopefully, this injury will not sideline him for an extended period.

After losing three in a row trying to figure out how to beat a zone defense, the Sixers got a win and took out their frustrations on the worst defense in the NBA Saturday night in beating the Wizards. Philly has another winnable game against Detroit on Monday, followed by the Christmas Day showdown with the Bucks.

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