The Knicks have decided to waive Taj Gibson

The Knicks waived big man Taj Gibson before Sunday’s guaranteed salary deadline.

Gibson signed a non-guaranteed minimum salary contract with the Knicks on December 15 and appeared in 10 games with the club, averaging 1.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.7 minutes a night.

Originally expected to simply provide some frontcourt depth and locker room leadership, the 38-year-old has seen more playing time than expected due to injuries to centers Mitchell Robinson and Jericho Sims.

However, with Sims healthy again and Precious Achiuwa added to the roster in last weekend’s OG Anunoby trade, Gibson once again found himself pushed down the depth chart – he hadn’t played at all since Monday.