Taj Gibson arrested in New York with a suspended license

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New Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson was arrested on Thursday morning in New York City.

The moral of the following story is that you should never make an illegal U-turn when you have a suspended license. Hopefully, new Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson learns that lesson. Gibson was arrested on early Thursday morning due to the suspended license.

This from Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune:

"According to the New York Police Department, police observed a 2016 Mercedes Benz sedan make an illegal U-turn in the borough of Queens just before 3 a.m. local time Thursday. Police stopped the vehicle and the operator, identified as Gibson, produced an Illinois driver’s license that a computer check determined to be suspended."

Further on in the report from the Star Tribune:

"Gibson was arrested at the scene, transported to a nearby precinct and charged with aggravated unlicensed operator and a traffic moving violation for the illegal U-turn. He was ordered to appear in court on Sept. 1 and released from the station house about 90 minutes later."

This past week the Timberwolves had announced a press conference for this coming Monday to introduce the new free agents signings like Gibson and Jeff Teague. Gibson played under current Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau for a long stretch when they were together in Chicago.

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Gibson had spent his whole career with the Chicago Bulls until the last half of last season when he was sent to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Between the Bulls and Thunder in 2016-17, Gibson averaged 10.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. His career averages per game stand at 9.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Gibson has played in 585 games in his NBA career and has started 245 games total.

It has been reported that the contract that Gibson will be signing with the Timberwolves will be a two-year contract. A two-year contract sets up Minnesota nicely to be able to re-sign the likes of Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Gibson should surely bring some much needed grit to Minnesota. He’ll be added to a front court that will base around Towns, Gorgui Dieng and Gibson.

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