76ers’ Matisse Thybulle ‘Ineligible to Play’ for Sport vs. Raptors in Toronto

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle is listed as “ineligible to play” for Thursday’s sport in opposition to the Toronto Raptors in Toronto.

While the Sixers would not verify Thybulle’s vaccination plot to Noah Levick of NBC Sports, his ineligibility would be related to a refusal to endure COVID-19 vaccination. Canada requires visitors to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 to enter the nation.

Tim Bontemps of ESPN reported final week that the Sixers declined to substantiate they were absolutely vaccinated as a personnel.

The Sixers are within the intervening time the No. 4 seed within the East and would play the Raptors in Round 1 if the season ended presently time. If Thybulle is unvaccinated, he would be ineligible for Video games 3, 4 and 6, leaving the personnel with out its most piquant perimeter defender.

Thybulle has been placed into successfully being and safety protocols twice this season. He previously expressed his frustration with the NBA’s COVID-19 policies after being forced to sit down out in January due to inconclusive check outcomes. 

“Very irritating,” Thybulle instructed newshounds. “Especially valid as the rule adjustments approach and stagger at a whim, it feels love it will get confusing. Admire I acknowledged, a lately recovered player to fetch examined so rapidly after which the misfortune would be unfounded positives after which find to plot positives and inconclusive and favor to sit down down for nearly per week is a dinky irritating.”

Thybulle is averaging 5.8 aspects and a pair of.3 rebounds per sport this season. Danny Green should always witness further work within the rotation with Thybulle out of the lineup. 

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