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  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have waived Taj Gibson, according to Shams Charania.

    It's a bit of a surprise given Tom Thibodeau's longstanding love affair with Gibson and his trustworthy veteran game, but New York is clearly moving in a younger direction. Gibson, who was set to make over $10 million this season, should find work as a veteran presence and end-of-bench contributor. He certainly won't be making 56 starts again. This opens up more playing time for Mitchell Robinson, Julius Randle and Obi Toppin, which means it's good news for fantasy GMs.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Both Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis, who currently have team options for the 2020-21 campaign, were at the Knicks' voluntary minicamp on Wednesday.

    The new brass at the helm of the Knicks front office will have to decide if it is in the team's best interest to bring back Portis ($15.75M team option) and/or Gibson ($1M guaranteed, team option for $8.45M) for next season. They will most likely decide after seeing how the players perform in the voluntary bubble but it is worth noting that Gibson will cost the team almost half of what Portis would cost. Stay tuned as there will likely be some free agency and draft moves that could affect what the Knicks decide moving forward.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    In his second season, Mitchell Robinson started in just seven out of a possible 61 contests but produced the highest per-game value of any player on the team with 82/54 value in 8/9-cat formats.

    The Knicks gave fantasy GMs a real head-scratcher as they chose to start 35-year-old Taj Gibson over 21-year-old Robinson. This is especially surprising as the Knicks were out of contention early on in the year. Robinson is the most attractive Knicks player from a fantasy perspective as he was able to swat away 2.0 shots per game, good for seventh overall in the league. He also posted 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 turnovers on a league-leading .742 field goal percentage. He did not shoot well at the free throw line (.568) but only went to the line 2.4 times a contest. Robinson had an fourth-round ADP so he did disappoint fantasy GMs who drafted him with the thought that he would see a much larger opportunity after an impressive rookie season. Mitch-Rob looks like he will continue to be amongst the league-leaders in blocks and field goal percentage for years to come and could see his fantasy game explode if he is given more of a leash.

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson averaged 16.5 mpg across 62 games in his first season for the Knicks and produced 277/266 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues.

    It surprised many that the Knicks chose to start Gibson over second-year player Mitchell Robinson, who only saw seven starts throughout the year. The former USC Trojan averaged 6.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.8 turnovers while shooting .584 from the field and .732 from the charity stripe. The Knicks have a team option for Gibson for the 2020-21 campaign around $10M with $1M guaranteed. It may be in the team's best interest to move on from the 35-year-old in favor of developing young talent but Gibson could be retained if the team feels that he will help in the locker room as a veteran presence. Regardless, Gibson should not be expected to finish higher than the top-250 in any future seasons as he is past his prime.

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson is questionable to face the Thunder on Friday as he continues to nurse a sore left hamstring.

    Robinson missed his fourth game of the season on Wednesday and was able to play in 50 straight games prior. Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis are the primary beneficiaries when Robinson sits but both players have major holes in their fantasy games.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson will not be able to play against the Jazz on Wednesday as he nurses a sore left hamstring.

    Robinson has been great over the last two weeks but will be forced to miss a fourth game this season. He has been able to play in the last 50 games before Wednesday. Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis and Kevin Knox could see additional minutes with Robinson sidelined.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson scored eight points with 10 boards, two assists and a block on Monday.

    The trio of forwards absolutely clobbered the small-ball Rockets on the glass tonight. Each of them had a solid game and took full advantage of their size, but tonight was definitely an outlier in terms of fantasy production. Bobby Portis came off the bench and scored 15 points with five boards, a steal two blocks and two triples and Julius Randle had a huge night with 16 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and a block.

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson (backs spasms) returned from a one-game absence on Saturday and was able to play well in 19 minutes, helping the Knicks come away with a 125-115 win with 17 points (5-of-6 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Gibson remains a deep-league asset and is capped thanks to his lower than average minutes and usage.

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson (back spasms) will return from a one-game absence on Saturday.

    Gibson will be back in the starting five, clogging up the rotation and limiting the more promising fantasy options behind him. He can be left on the wire in nearly all formats.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson is probable to meet the Bulls on Saturday due to back spasms.

    Gibson gets the starts when he's healthy but he only picks up minutes in the teens. He's just a deep league center and nothing more.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson is questionable to face the Sixers on Thursday as he deals with back spasms.

    Bobby Portis will replace Gibson in the starting lineup regardless of Gibson's availability. Taj has no value outside of the deepest of leagues.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    Bobby Portis will replace Taj Gibson, who is questionable, in the starting lineup for Thursday's contest vs. the Sixers.

    Portis has had a nice stretch over the last three games and has streaming appeal in standard leagues. Portis' strength comes with his ability to score and rebound well.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson (sprained left ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

    Robinson has been all over the injury report this season with a variety of ailments but has been able to play through them for the most part. The Knicks next game is on Monday so we should have another update by then. If Robinson cannot play, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis will likely soak up most of his minutes.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson was limited to 19 minutes on Thursday as he dealt with an illness, scoring just six points and blocking a shot.

    Robinson's disappointing year continued, as Taj Gibson outplayed him and got 28 minutes, scoring 19 points on 13 field goal attempts. It's getting harder and harder to promote a buy for MitchRob. If the minutes won't come now that the trade deadline has passed, it might end up being a sunk cost.

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Despite fouling out in just 17 minutes versus the Nets, Mitchell Robinson produced 12 points (6-of-6 FG), five rebounds and two blocks.

    The foul issue was a huge problem for Robinson at the start of the year, and hopefully, it does not boomerang back into the picture on a regular basis. Considering he only got 17 minutes it was nice to see Robinson get six field-goal attempts up, and delivered his trademark blocks. He remains a mid-round value with tantalizing upside that could be tapped into down the stretch. Taj Gibson was also productive with 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Gibson has streaming appeal when you are in need of traditional center stats, rebounds, blocks and strong shooting from the field.