NEW YORK — Even a year at prep school in California didn’t prepare Nikola Vučević for the most basic of collegiate tasks when he arrived at USC for his first day in 2008. “My first night there, I didn’t know I had to bring all my...
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,...
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...
Taj Gibson on Jimmy Butler dustup with Haslem, Spoelstra: That's normal when it comes to championship basketball
Marc Berman: Taj Gibson, former mate of Jimmy Butler, said of JB-Spoelstra-Haslem bench dustup: “That’s normal when it comes to championship style basketball. You’re going to have little outbreaks. Not everybody’s going to have a cool head all season. That’s just a test of camaraderie.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Nets’$2 28-point comeback win over the Knicks on Wednesday night was helped by Taj Gibson accidentally throwing down a dunk in his own basket.
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.
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.
As the third quarter was coming to an end against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night, New York Knicks fans chanted “Obi, Obi, Obi!” They wanted the second-year power forward to replace Julius Randle, who had an extraordinarily difficult evening, finishing with just four points over 29 minutes.