Detroit Pistons: Trade with the Philadelphia 76ers
It’s really hard to imagine that Philadelphia would make this trade, as there surely has to be a better market for Thybulle, who is only 25-years-old and has already proven to be one of the best defenders in the league.
But there are a couple of reasons this makes sense for the 76ers.
The first is that Thybulle will be a restricted free agent after this season and they may not want to pay him, as he is about to get a big raise after making the All-Defensive team two years in a row.
This would be a future salary dump for the 76ers, something the Detroit Pistons are very familiar with, as they made a similar trade with the Knicks this offseason, taking on money in exchange for very little.
The 76ers are also a lot deeper after the additions of De’Anthony Melton, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr., so may feel that Thybulle, who is limited offensively, may no longer be in the future plans.
The Sixers are also thin at backup point guard and could use a seasoned veteran like Joseph, who had his best year as a 3-point shooter last season. Pistons fans like to joke, but CoJo is solid and would probably be better suited as a backup on a good team.
There is some amount of motivation for Philly to make a trade like this, but what about the Detroit Pistons?