Taj Gibson has develop into a staple in Tom Thibodeau’s rosters all through a number of groups. After being an vital rotation participant for Thibs over the previous two seasons, it was orignally reported that the Knicks and Gibson had agreed to a one-year, $2.7 million deal to return to NY.
Now, the Knicks and Gibson have reached an settlement to regulate the phrases of the contract from the one-year, minimum-salary to a two-year, $10.1 million deal in line with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Taj Gibson’s cope with the Knicks has been restructured, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN: Gibson will now signal a two-year, $10.1M deal to return to New York. He had initially agreed to a one-year deal.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 17, 2021
New York doubtless had renounced their Early Hen rights on Gibson to maximise their cap flexibility to signal free brokers reminiscent of Kemba Walker, Derrick Rose, Evan Fournier, Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks. Now they’ll use their midlevel exception to finish the contract.
It’s thought-about a win-win for all events. Gibson will get rewarded for his locker-room mentorship during the last two seasons, and the Knicks have a extra tradable contract on the books sustaining their cap flexibility.
By way of two seasons with the Knicks, Gibson averaged 5.8 factors and 4.8 rebounds a recreation.