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    People also decline if they think the combine would hurt them. My guess is that Thybulle's steals are his best selling point. No need to damage that by finding out he's 6-4 or sucks at cone drills or something. You really need something to prove to make going to the combine make sense.

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    Washington’s Matisse Thybulle won’t attend NBA draft combine, despite invitation

    https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-basketball/washingtons-matisse-thybulle-wont-attent-nba-draft-combine-despite-invitiation/
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    Some tweet thinks he has a 1st round pick promise, someone guessed OKC at 21.

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    But even Bonner went to the combine, tbh.

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    Washington’s Matisse Thybulle won’t attend NBA draft combine, despite invitation

    https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-basketball/washingtons-matisse-thybulle-wont-attent-nba-draft-combine-despite-invitiation/
    Pussy move tbh. I'm waiting for the combine results and this is one of the guys I liked.
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    Wow... both him and Hachimura? Funny thing is, a year ago people were writing articles about Thybulle maybe being undraftable because of his unusual skill set and him being hard to figure.
    My quick guess is that they both have first round promises that they are happy with, and why risk injury?
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    Good, I don’t want SA taking him with a first round pick anyways so hopefully someone else does. One guy gone that I didn’t want.

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    People also decline if they think the combine would hurt them. My guess is that Thybulle's steals are his best selling point. No need to damage that by finding out he's 6-4 or sucks at cone drills or something. You really need something to prove to make going to the combine make sense.
    I understand if some agents don't provide medical reports, as it's personal, but who would they fool by claiming a player's taller than expected or something like that? After all these players go and work out for teams so they'll know everything they'll need about the physical measurements.

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    People also decline if they think the combine would hurt them. My guess is that Thybulle's steals are his best selling point. No need to damage that by finding out he's 6-4 or sucks at cone drills or something. You really need something to prove to make going to the combine make sense.

    That's a damn good point.

    I really liked him when I thought he was going to be a second round sleeper. But then he started getting a LOT of hype. Then I started hearing some rumblings from people I trust that he was getting an unnatural amount of hype - like someone was hired to promote him. You never know about stuff like that, but there are a few people this year who are getting more coverage than I think they deserve. In the age of social media, you have to leave room for the possibility.

    Anyway, right now there appear to be teams thinking how much they would like a defensive specialist. If he busts on most other things at the combine, they might start considering the cost of taking a one-dimensional player with a first round pick. I know that's not why Hachimura is skipping the combine, but it sure could be the thinking by Thybulle's agent.

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    I think the coverage on Thybulle has been fair. The things he accomplished were all newsworthy: breaking Jason Kidd's single season steals record, breaking Gary Payton's career steals record, being the first player in 20 years to average 3+ steals and 2+ blocks per game, winning Pac 12 DPOY for the second straight season... these are the kind of basketball articles I actually want to see rather than the typical highlights of whoever had dunks in a game. But it is interesting that his teammate Jaylen Nowell has had less coverage despite being named Pac 12 Player of the Year, with 16/5/3 & shooting 44% from three.
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    I'd take him at 29. Great defender. Didn't shoot great from 3 but seems to have good mechanics. Prototypical 3 & D player. His defense alone warrants a late first rounder IMO.

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    Take him in second round after we get Brandon Clarke and Cam Johnson in the first

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    Take him in second round after we get Brandon Clarke and Cam Johnson in the first
    He’ll be long gone by 49. Spurs would have to buy a 2nd.
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    He’ll be long gone by 49. Spurs would have to buy a 2nd.
    He’ll likely be gone by 29. Heskipped thecombine, so somebody made him a first round promise. Lots of mocks have him going mid 20s.

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    He won’t be a Spur.


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    He won’t be a Spur.

    I am glad. This means someone drops down to our 29th.

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    I like Thybulle, but I don't get OKC wanting him-- they're in desperate need of shooters and already have a pretty good defense. I guess they picture him replacing Roberson. Strange choice though, still. The team I really hope doesn't land him is Golden State. A Draymond/Thybulle/Klay/Steph line up could be terrifying.

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    He won’t be a Spur.

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    IMO, Thybulle to Thunder is just a guess because Presti has gone after similar players in the past. I'd be surprised if it's in stone.

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    OKC is crazy, they should be targeting cam Johnson with their pick they desperately need shooters

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    Like the last few folks have stated already I doubt OKC would draft this guy when they already have similar players currently on the roster.

    If I was them I would be trying to find another guy who could create their own shot, specifically at the 2 or 3. Maybe even a decent sized point guard who can shoot so he can share the back court with Westbrook. Then maybe Donovan can have Russell play off the ball more.

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    The irony is that even with an at best average three point shot, Thybulle would probably be a better three point shooter than Westbrook.

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    IMO, Thybulle to Thunder is just a guess because Presti has gone after similar players in the past. I'd be surprised if it's in stone.
    Roberson, Huestis, Thybulle. Definitely a pattern. _ & D. I wonder if they would give up the farm for Dejounte?

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