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Taj Gibson
Taj Gibson.jpeg
No. 67 – New York Knicks
Position Power Forward
League NBA
Personal information
Full name Taj Jami Gibson
Born June 24, 1985 (1985-06-24) (age 36)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality Flag of the United States.png American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 232 lbs (105 kg)
Career information
High School High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
(Brooklyn, New York)
Stoneridge Prep
(Tarzana, California)
Calvary Christian
(San Fernando, California)
College USC (2006–2009)
NBA Draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 2009–present (12 years)
Career history
20092017 Chicago Bulls
2017 Oklahoma City Thunder
20182019 Minnesota Timberwolves
2019–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2009)
  • Third-team All-Pac-10 (2008)
  • Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2009)
Taj Gibson at NBA.com

Taj Jami Gibson (born June 24, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

Early life

College career

Professional career

Chicago Bulls (2009–2017)

Gibson declared for the 2009 NBA draft, and was selected 26th overall by the Chicago Bulls. He, along with fellow draft pick James Johnson, signed with the Bulls in July, 2009.

Oklahoma City Thunder (2017)

On February 23, 2017, Gibson was traded, along with Doug McDermott to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne.

Minnesota Timberwolves (2017–2019)

On July 10, 2017, Gibson signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting himself with coach Tom Thibodeau.

New York Knicks (2019–present)

On July 9, 2019, Gibson signed with the New York Knicks. On November 19, 2020, the Knicks waived Gibson. On January 7, 2021, Gibson re-signed with the Knicks.

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