The New York Knicks have been one of the most surprising teams this season, and despite not having 'superstars', they've showed a lot of grit.
They have now added a strong veteran to help with the leadership in the locker room, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Knicks have signed free-agent Taj Gibson.
In order to create a roster spot for the veteran, the team was forced to waive Omari Spellman.
Free agent forward Taj Gibson is signing with the New York Knicks, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. The Knicks are waiving forward Omari Spellman, sources said. @IanBegley first.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 7, 2021
Gibson, who played for New York last season, played under head coach Tom Thibodeau on the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves.
The veteran is expected to share front court minutes with Mitchell Robinson, Julius Randle and Nerlens Noel, as the Knicks try and remain on a playoff spot.
During the offseason, New York declined the team option on Taj Gibson’s 2020-21 contract, but there was still a chance he returned to the team.
Last season, Gibson played 62 games for the Knicks, averaging 6.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest on 16 minutes per night.