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Taj Gibson proving valuable to Knicks with surprise long-range touch

MIAMI — Out of the All-Star break, Knicks brass wanted to see what they had in rookie center Jericho Sims because of the threat of losing Mitchell Robinson to free agency. Sims was slotted as Robinson’s backup at center, with Taj Gibson and Nerlens Noel moved aside. But while Noel has disappeared after a foot injury, Gibson won’t fade away. Because of Sims’ foul trouble and assorted injuries to first Obi Toppin, then Julius Randle, Gibson has become a fixture again — and is reinventing himself at age 36. Gibson, on whom the Knicks have a team option for next season at $5 million,...
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Taj Gibson gets the green light to shoot from 3

MIAMI — You can teach an old player new skills. Taj Gibson, 36, has flashed a highly proficient 3-point shot that may help extend his career, delaying perhaps his eventual foray into coaching. Gibson has drained eight of his last nine 3-pointers, a stretch dating back to January. It’s...
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Cleared to play

Gibson (illness) is available for Monday's game against Sacramento. Gibson has missed the last two contests due to illness but will be available off the bench Monday evening. He's averaging 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds over his last seven matchups.
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Questionable Monday

Gibson (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against Sacramento. Gibson was unavailable for Sunday's game against the Clippers, but he'll have a chance to return for the second half of the back-to-back set. If he's forced to miss a second straight game, Jericho Sims should continue to see additional run.
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Blocks three shots in return

Gibson (illness) logged five points (2-2 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, three blocks and one steal over 26 minutes during Monday's 131-115 win over the Kings. Gibson missed the Knicks' previous two games due to an illness, but he was able to log 26 minutes against Sacramento. The veteran didn't do much offensively, but he made nice contributions otherwise with eight boards and three blocks while posting a plus-16 during his time on the court. Gibson can still be a useful contributor off the bench for the Knicks, but his fantasy value is almost non-existent.
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Will be game-time call

Gibson (illness) is considered a game-time call for Sunday's matchup against the Clippers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Gibson was initially deemed doubtful, but it looks like there's a chance he could be available off the bench for coach Tom Thibodeau. Even if that ends up being the case, Thibs would likely lean on rookie Jericho Sims as the primary backup to Mitchell Robinson, given the circumstances. New York will once again be without Nerlens Noel (foot).
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Ruled out Sunday

Gibson (illness) is out Sunday against the Clippers. Gibson was considered doubtful ahead of Sunday's matchup, but coach Tom Thibodeau said that the big man was considered a gam-time decision. He'll ultimately be unavailable, which should lead to increased playing time for Jericho Sims as the primary backup behind Mitchell Robinson.
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Unlikely to play Sunday

Gibson is doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Clippers due to an illness, Steve Popper of Newsday reports. With Nerlens Noel (knee) out and Gibson unlikely to play, two-way big man Jericho Sims figures to see an increased role behind Mitchell Robinson. If Gibson is sidelined as expected, he'll also likely be in jeopardy of missing the second half of the Knicks' back-to-back set Monday.
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Returns to bench role

Gibson will come off the bench Thursday against the Warriors, Steve Popper of Newsday reports. Gibson drew a spot start against the Nuggets on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, four boards, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes. With Mitchell Robinson back in action, Gibson will return to a bench role. It's worth noting that he's averaging just 9.4 minutes as a reserve over his last five contests.
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Knicks' Taj Gibson: Starting with Robinson, Noel out

Gibson will start Tuesday's game against the Nuggets. Gibson will start due to absences of both Nerlens Noel (knee) and Mitchell Robinson (back). In three previous starts, Gibson averaged 3.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 23.7 minutes.
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