F - NYK
Knicks forward Taj Gibson (ankle) is out of Tuesday's matchup against the Spurs.
With Gibson and Mitchell Robinson both out, we can expect a lot of playing time from Nerlens Noel.
Taj Gibson provided eight points (2-3 FG, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds and one steal across 24 minutes during Tuesday’s 114-106 loss to the Warriors.
Gibson logged season-highs in minutes and rebounds during Tuesday’s loss to the Warriors. The veteran PF signed with the Knicks in January and missed several games due to health and safety protocols. Gibson is averaging 4.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.6 steals across 16.8 minutes in February. The Knicks next scheduled game is Thursday, home against the Kings.
Knicks forward Taj Gibson will be available to make his season debut in Wednesday's game against the Nets.
Gibson signed with the Knicks last week but COVID-19 protocols prevented him from suiting up. He's now able to take the floor and is listed as available for Wednesday's game against the Nets.
Taj Gibson (not with team) will not make his season debut on Friday against the Thunder.
There's a chance he will be available to play in Sunday's tilt against Denver, assuming he's already going through protocols. There's a chance he impacts Nerlens Noel and Mitchell Robinson's fantasy value.
Former free agent forward Taj Gibson signed a deal on Thursday to return to the New York Knicks. Forward Omari Spellman will be waived to make room on the Knicks' roster, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.
Gibson is a favorite of current Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau due to the time the two spent together in Chicago. The veteran forward has a career average of 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds and will bring his experience and grit to a young, upcoming Knicks team. Gibson could quickly earn minutes with the Knicks, as the front court for the second-unit is dealing with injuries to Kevin Knox II and rookie Obi Toppin. Fantasy managers can roster Gibson but should avoid starting him until he eases into a role backing up rising star forward Julius Randle.