Report: Blazers will match Matisse Thieboul’s 3-year offer sheet

Matias Thiebul appeared in 22 games for Portland last season, averaging 7.4 ppg, 3.5 apg and 1.7 spg.

It appears that Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent swingman Matisse Thiebul is staying. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Blazers will match Thiboule to a three-year offer sheet they received from the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

Once signed, the Trail Blazers had two days to match or decline the Mavericks’ offer.

Thiebul averaged 7.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 38.8% from 3-point land in 22 games with Portland last season. Thybulle was acquired from the 76ers at the trade deadline in a three-team deal with the Hornets.

A former All-Defensive Second Team member in 2020-21 and 2021-22, Thybulle saw a drastic decline in his role last season with the 76ers. However, he bounced back well after the loss to the Blazers and remains a capable perimeter defender and slasher.

The Blazers are still working out what to do with star guard Damian Lillard, whom the team has admitted to have asked for a trade. In addition, Portland’s other big move in the offseason was the signing of forward Jeremy Grant, reportedly to a five-year deal.

Click to rate this post!
[Total: 0 Average: 0]