In our first of hopefully many editions of the Sixers weekly recap, we look to bring you the latest news involving the Philadelphia 76ers throughout the season and their NBA G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. The Sixers will open up the 2022-23 regular season tonight against the defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics in Boston. Before these two historic rivals tip off at TD Garden, here’s the latest news from the past week involving the Sixers:
- Chris B. Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported Monday night that the Sixers and Matisse Thybulle did not reach a deal on his rookie scale extension by the 6 p.m. ET deadline. Thybulle will now become a restricted free agent at the end of this season. The former first-round pick has been one of the better young 3-and-D defenders in the Association, but he has yet to take that leap as a scorer in his career (4.8 points per game). If Thybulle can become a better shooter from three-point range (32.4 percent in his career) this season, it will go a long way in potentially re-signing a long-term deal with the Sixers.
- The Sixers will begin the 2022-23 season on the road against the Celtics tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT. Philadelphia is 2.5-point underdogs against the reigning Eastern Conference champs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
- The Sixers announced Sunday that they converted rookie big man Michael Foster Jr.’s contract to a two-way deal. However, to make room for Foster on the roster, Philadelphia waived Charlie Brown Jr. from his two-way contract. Foster spent last season with G League Ignite and signed an Exhibit 10 contract after the 2022 NBA draft with the Sixers. The 19-year-old forward will spend most of this season with the Blue Coats.
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