The Sixers are limited in the type of salaries they could bring back because they are hard capped. For example, Bojan Bogdanovic would’ve been a great fit for them but they wouldn’t be able to acquire his $19.55 million salary while staying under the hard cap without parting ways with one of their five highest-paid players. They don’t have that issue with a potential Crowder acquisition, and bringing him in would add more 3-and-D firepower.
Matisse Thybulle’s role in Philadelphia could be marginalized now with the additions of PJ Tucker, De’Anthony Melton, and Danuel House. Still, he’s one of their best trade assets outside of their main rotation since they can’t trade any first-round picks right now. Thybulle could be a difference maker on the defensive end for the Suns though his three-point shooting struggles could limit his minutes. A package of Thybulle and another salary filler like Furkan Korkmaz or Georges Niang could make sense.
If the Suns don’t want Thybulle, perhaps he can be rerouted to a third team while still getting a veteran forward back. For example, perhaps the Spurs would be interested in Thybulle while sending back the Suns a veteran like Josh Richardson or Doug McDermott.