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2698498, Potential defensive beast, but *so* many questions.
Posted by Frank Longo, Mon Jun-10-19 04:53 PM
He was a monster in Washington's zone, and he's insanely active in passing lanes. His timing on defending shots and passes is pretty unreal.

BUT.

That was in the zone. When Romar ran an NBA-style defense switching everything, the defense fucking sucked, so I don't want to hold that against Thybulle... but there are very real questions about how he'll do defensively as a stopper. On top of that, he's got good form to his shot, but he's a INSANELY reluctant shooter. Doesn't seem terribly interested in scoring on that side of the ball. Which is dumb considering how much more athletic he is than most of his opponents in the Pac-12.

So I have no idea how to project him. Athleticism and defensive timing mandates someone take him end of first imo-- or maybe Boston uses him to try to replace Marcus Smart? But yeah, he could make All-Defense teams or he could be out of the league in a few years. Even Andre Roberson is more active on offense than Thybulle.