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

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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.