Taj Gibson wants to ‘bring a winning attitude that’s positive’ to Knicks
Taj Gibson, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, can’t wait to get started with the New York Knicks.
Gibson signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Knicks this summer after spending the past two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The 34-year-old power forward is ready to teach the youngsters on the Knicks what it takes to win on a nightly basis in the NBA.
“I want to bring a winning attitude that’s positive: don’t take a play off,” Gibson said, via Marc Berman of The New York Post. “I’ve been with good teams my whole career. I’ve been to the playoffs throughout my entire career. Winning is all I really know.”
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.