76ers exercise options on Maxey, Thybulle

The Philadelphia 76ers have exercised the fourth-year contract option for Matisse Thybulle and the third-year contract option for Tyrese Maxey; both are set to take effect for the 2022-23 season, the team announced on Friday.

Thybulle, who is in his third NBA season, was selected by Boston with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft before Philadelphia acquired his rights in a trade. The 24-year-old Thybulle has appeared in 135 games (22 starts) for his career, tallying 4.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 19.9 minutes per game. Thybulle’s 209 career steals rank sixth in the NBA since his rookie season.

Last season, he was the only player in the NBA to have at least 100 steals and 70 blocks in less than 1,300 minutes played.  

Maxey, now in his second season and the team’s starting point guard, holds career averages of 8.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 16.7 minutes per contest in 63 games (13 starts). Maxey posted a career-high 39 points, along with seven rebounds and eight assists against Denver last season. At the time, the 20-year-old Maxey was the first rookie since 2019 to post a 35-5-5 performance in a single game and became just the second 76er rookie to post such numbers in a game.

The 76ers selected Maxey with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft from the University of Kentucky.

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