Taj Gibson and coach Tom Thibodeau are teaming up again in the NBA, marking their fourth collaboration.
Gibson has agreed to join the New York Knicks as a free agent on a non-guaranteed deal for the remainder of the season. The move comes after the Knicks’ starting center, Mitchell Robinson, underwent left ankle surgery, potentially keeping him sidelined for two to three months. Gibson, 38, has a history with Thibodeau, having played for him with the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, and now once again with the Knicks. Gibson spent the previous season with the Washington Wizards after three years with the New York Knicks.
The Knicks, currently holding a 13-9 record, are ranked sixth in the Eastern Conference. Thibodeau has consistently praised Gibson for his toughness and professionalism. In his 15th season, Gibson boasts career averages of 8.7 points and 5.9 rebounds.
To accommodate Gibson’s addition, the Knicks waived guard Dylan Windler, freeing up roster space.