By Jerry Wein

The NBA’s trade deadline is Feb. 9, next Thursday, just six days away.

And all eyes have turned to Matisse Thybulle, whose Sixers role has diminished due to his below-average shooting and above-average commission of pwersonal fouls.

Also because De’Anthony Melton, PJ Tucker and Danuel House Jr. were brought in.

He went from starting 50 games and averaging 25.5 minutes per game last season to just starting six games and averaging 12.1 minutes per game this season.

He’s also a restricted free agent.

Furthermore, the Sixers reportedly have little faith in Thybulle as a playoff-caliber shooter, so they could look to recoup assets in a trade that can help them with their playoff run in the Eastern Conference.

As for the Warriors, a potential trade for Thybulle might allow him to become more of a cutter than a shooter in coach Kerr’s motion offense, with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson occupying those roles.

Kerr has been vocal about Golden State’s defense during games and how hard it is to defend in the NBA right now. So, it’s not surprising that the defending NBA champions are looking at a defensive-minded player.

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