By Jerry Wein
Yahoo is reporting that the Sixers have conversations about a rookie-scale contract extension for guard Matisse Thybulle.
The deadline to reach an agreement on a deal is 6 pm. ET Monday.
If both sides fail to agree to terms by the deadline, Thybulle, 25, would become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2022-23 season.
Thybulle, who has been among the league leaders in steals and blocks while coming off the bench, spent the offseason working on improving his offensive game.
In four preseason games, Thybulle has shown improvement by shooting 44% from 3-point range as the Sixers went undefeated in those games.
Thybulle, the 20th pick in the 2019 NBA draft, has a career average of one block, 1.6 steals and shooting 32.4% from beyond the arc in 21.8 minutes.