The Kings are monitoring 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle as a potential trade candidate, as relayed by Marc Stein of The Stein Line.
While it’s not been determined if Thybulle is being made available, he is indeed the type of defensive-minded wing that coach Mike Brown and Sacramento are looking to land.
Per Stein, as the Kings close in on their first playoff appearance since 2006 — or since before the invention of the iPhone — they have started to “ponder the pursuit of a more defensive-minded option on the perimeter.”
Thybulle, 25, is 6-foot-5 and in his fourth NBA season, all with Philadelphia. He is averaging career-lows in nearly every statistical category, including just 12.1 minutes, in 45 games.
In related news, Stein wrote that the Kings are unlikely to buy out the contract of forward/center Richaun Holmes if they’re unable to trade him, refuting previous speculation.
The Kings (28-21) currently sit in first place in the Pacific Division and third place in the Western Conference.
After watching Luka rumble for 53 points in his return from what essentially amounts to a two-game injury absence … let's put a bow on this Monday with a fresh burst of Trade Deadline Latest: https://t.co/S29sHux2OW
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 31, 2023
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