February 09, 2023
UPDATE [12:45 p.m. ET] – Matisse Thybulle is on the move to Portland.
First reported by TNT's Chris Haynes and confirmed by our own Kyle Neubeck, Thybulle is going to the Trail Blazers in a three-team deal with Charlotte that will loop forward Jalen McDaniels and picks over to the Sixers.
The early framework of the trade, per Neubeck:
Framework as I understand it:— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) February 9, 2023
PHI: McDaniels, 2029 POR 2nd, 2024 NYK 2nd
CHA: 2023 2nd (likely their own back)
Time is ticking for the Sixers to make improvements before the 2023 NBA playoffs.
The trade deadline will pass at 3 p.m. Eastern time, and several teams with postseason ambitions have already made a splash.
Late Wednesday, the Lakers used a three-team deal to move on from Russell Westbrook and bring in De'Angelo Russell. Brooklyn also shocked the NBA by sending Kevin Durant to Phoenix for a monster package of players and picks. In the East earlier this week, the Nets acquiesced Kyrie Irving's trade request, sending him to the Mavericks.
Philly currently has the third best record in the conference and rumors have been flying — albeit minor ones — as the team looks to upgrade around Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris.
Will they make a small move to get under the luxury tax to save some cash? Will they bring in a bonafide backup center? Will they trade away a bigger name like Matisse Thybulle?
Follow along live, right here, as we track all the rumors, news and analysis for the NBA trade deadline 2023:
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