The Portland Trail Blazers are re-signing swingman Matisse Thybulle, the team announced Monday. Thybulle is staying put in Portland after the team matched the three-year offer sheet he received on Wednesday from the Dallas Mavericks.
OFFICIAL: Trail Blazers Re-Sign Matisse Thybulle ✍️ pic.twitter.com/0a3Pc7sbR0
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 10, 2023
The Portland Trail Blazers are matching restricted free agent Matisse Thybulle’s three-year, $33 million offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks, sources tell ESPN. Sheet was signed and received in Portland this morning. pic.twitter.com/5WEqjCO18w
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2023
The Trail Blazers had two days to match or reject the Mavericks’ offer once it is signed.
Thybulle averaged 7.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and shot 38.8% from 3-point land in 22 games with Portland last season. Thybulle was acquired from the 76ers at the trade deadline in a three-team deal with the Hornets.
A former All-Defensive second-team member in 2020-21 and 2021-22, Thybulle saw his role with the 76ers shrink drastically last season. He bounced back nicely, though, after being dealt to the Blazers and remains a capable perimeter defender and slasher.
The Blazers are still working through what to do with star guard Damian Lillard, whom the team acknowledged has asked for a trade. Aside from that, Portland’s other big move of the offseason was reaching a reported five-year deal with forward Jerami Grant.