Matisse Thybulle removed from Sixers starting lineup
Surprise Saturday night in the in-between between the Sixers and the Pacers since Doc Rivers had chosen to establish Danny Green instead of Matisse Thybulle.
In Toronto, the young winger was unavailable due to his vaccination status, but this time at home there was nothing stopping him from starting. The Sixers coach justified this change.
« It’s a question of continuity » replied the coach. “You have to take the game away, the teams have a game plan, and I just thought it was the right thing to do. »
A journalist then asks him if this search for continuity concerns the regular season or the playoffs. » The two. Yes both… responds Doc Rivers.
If the Sixers face the Raptors in the first round, they will have to do without Thybulle in Ontario, a maximum of three games, and Doc Rivers therefore wants to put Danny Green back in the bath alongside James Harden and Joel Embiid.
“I hope he will be able to play because we need him”
“Danny has experience and he brings more space” says James Harden. “We try to juggle. Matisse had missed the last match, and we try to compose according to our way of playing and who we will face in the playoffs. »
For Joel Embiid, the change is minimal. “It’s the same… Danny is a very good shooter and he’s also a very good defender. We’re just going to adapt. They are two very good players, and no matter who starts, we will create automatisms with everyone on the pitch. »
On the other hand, the All-Star pivot regrets that Matisse Thybulle cannot travel to Canada if the Sixers face the Raptors.
“Honestly, I don’t know… I hope he will be able to play because we need him. It is an important element. He means a lot to our team, and beyond that, it’s unfortunate, and I can’t really say more. »