Taj Gibson agrees to New York comeback…Thibodeau saves the day

Taj Gibson, 38, is returning to the New York Knicks.

Gibson agreed to terms with New York on a one-year deal on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, who follows the NBA trade market.

Gibson signed a veteran’s minimum contract with the Washington Wizards this offseason for $3.2 million. However, when Washington released the 14-year veteran, Gibson became an unrestricted free agent. 랭크카지노

New York needed someone to protect the paint in place of their “starting center” Mitchell Robinson, who will be out for several months following ankle surgery. Head coach Tom Thibodeau reportedly reached out to Gibson, with whom he has a long history.

This was Gibson’s fourth meeting with Thibodeau. They were together on the Chicago Bulls during Derrick Rose’s prime, spent two years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and then three years in New York. Now they’ll spend another year together in New York.

Gibson will bring the defense, toughness, and grit that Thibodeau loves to New York. In 945 career games (449 starts), Gibson has played 23.8 minutes per game, averaging 8.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and one block on 51.8 percent shooting from the field.

New York, meanwhile, released guard Dylan Windler, who was signed to a non-guaranteed contract, to make room for Gibson. The Knicks are 13-9 this season, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

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