2023 Free Agency

Blazers match Matisse Thybulle's 3-year offer sheet

The Trail Blazers are matching the Mavericks' offer sheet to retain swingman Matisse Thybulle.

Matisse Thybulle appeared in 22 games for Portland last season, averaging 7.4 ppg, 3.5 apg and 1.7 spg.

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.


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.