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Taj Gibson arrested in New York for driving with a suspended license

The Minnesota Timberwolves‘ newly-acquired forward Taj Gibson was arrested in New York on Thursday for driving with a suspended license. This is Gibson’s first public run-in with the law.

As TMZ reports, Gibson was driving a Mercedes-Benz and made an illegal u-turn in front of a police car. The policemen quickly pulled him over and soon found out Gibson’s license was already suspended. This all happened around 2:45 in the morning.

Gibson was charged with misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and was taken into custody. He was released after a couple hours spent in NYPD custody. His court date in New York will be on the 1st of September.

The prominent sixth man and former Bulls and Thunder stalwart recently signed a two-year, $28 million deal with the Timberwolves. He reunited with former teammate Jimmy Butler and former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota.

Gibson started the last campaign in Chicago but was traded mid-season to Oklahoma City. The forward saw a small drop-off in production after the trade, but still was an important addition for the team. During the playoffs, he averaged 9.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the free throw line.