New York Knicks big man Taj Gibson will be given a key to the borough of Brooklyn on Saturday, as noted by Stefan Bondy of the Daily News.

Gibson was born and raised in Brooklyn. The veteran signed a free agent deal with the Knicks this summer after spending the past two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Taj Gibson has only missed the playoffs twice in his NBA career. The Knicks, meanwhile, haven’t made the postseason since 2013. Gibson, who is the definition of a professional, will have his patience tested playing for the Knicks, but he’s ready for the challenge of making New York a winning franchise again.

Last season with the Timberwolves, Gibson averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 70 games while shooting 56.6 percent from the field, 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free-throw line.

On the Knicks, Gibson is reuniting with Bobby Portis. The two were teammates on the Chicago Bulls.

Taj Gibson has always given back to his community. The 34-year-old knows growing up in Brooklyn can be tough on families, so he wants to make sure kids have the resources to be successful in life.

The Knicks are not only getting a great basketball player in Gibson, but an even better person off the court.