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Matisse Thybulle Instagrams a unique ‘thank you’ to Philadelphia

The forward penned — well, spray-painted — a simple thank you to Philly.

Philadelphia 76ers’ Matisse Thybulle Mural Unveiled Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Sixers made just one move before the trade deadline on Thursday afternoon, a move that will send two-time All-Defensive pick Matisse Thybulle to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Early Friday morning, Thybulle took to Instagram to post a video of himself walking slowly down a sidewalk before spray-painting next to the 2021 mural of himself on the side of Philadelphia bar Garage.

Matisse’s addition? A simple message — “Thank you Philly”.

After four seasons, Thybulle’s time in Philadelphia comes to a close. His best year for the Sixers came in 2021-22 within which he started 50 games and averaged 25.5 minutes, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

The Sixers’ team Instagram account posted this late Wednesday night:

Liberty Ballers covered his trade Thursday afternoon:

The Sixers have traded two-time All-Defensive pick Matisse Thybulle to the Portland Trail Blazers and have acquired Charlotte Hornets wing Jalen McDaniels and multiple second-round picks as part of a three-team deal, a source confirms to Liberty Ballers. A source adds there could be more “moving parts” in the trade.

Thybulle, who was acquired in a draft night trade with the Boston Celtics in 2019, had a roller-coaster run in Philadelphia. His defensive impact was obvious from his rookie season, but his offensive deficiencies doomed him during multiple postseason runs.

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