Gibson signed a contract with the Celtics on Tuesday. Gibson will take over the final open spot on the Celtics' roster as the regular season draws to a close. Gibson last appeared in the NBA at the end of last season, when he, much like this year, signed with Boston for the last few games of the regular season. With the Celtics already having locked up the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, Gibson may get some minutes Tuesday night in Washington should the team rest some of their players.
Gibson will sign with the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, Sportando reports. Gibson spent the 2017-18 campaign with Qingdao as well, so he's plenty familiar with the organization. In 38 games, Gibson averaged a ridiculous 33.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals across 38.6 minutes. Following the completion of the CBA schedule, the point guard did join the Celtics for the back end of last season and saw action in four games. However, he didn't do enough to earn additional looks from Boston, or any other NBA teams, to make a roster ahead of the 2018-19 season, so he's set to head back overseas for another run at a scoring title in China.
Gibson scored 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt) to go along with two rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes during Wednesday's 110-97 win over the Nets. Gibson saw additional run with Terry Rozier out resting, finishing second on the team in scoring thanks to an efficient night at the offensive end. Rozier is expected to shoulder a large burden during the playoffs, restoring Shane Larkin to the backup spot and relegating Gibson to mere scrap minutes here and there.
Gibson has signed a contract with the Celtics for the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. This news comes in the wake of Kyrie Irving (knee) undergoing surgery and being sidelined for the remainder of the regular and postseason. Gibson most recently played in China, posting 33.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 38.6 minutes per game. He also made 3.9 threes per game at a 37.4 percent mark. When both Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin (illness) are healthy, it seems doubtful Gibson will see significant run, however.
Gibson will be waived by the Mavericks on Tuesday, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. The Mavericks have yet to officially announce the roster move, but the team reportedly plans to sign D-League standout Pierre Jackson and bid adieu to Gibson, who has fallen out of coach Rick Carlisle's rotation the last couple weeks with Deron Williams and Seth Curry back to full health. Gibson was averaging a respectable 6.2 points in just 13.6 minutes per game over his 17 appearances, but was incredibly inefficient, shooting just 36.8 percent from the floor. Dallas will give Jackson a look to see if he can provide a better spark off the bench as the team's third or fourth point guard, but don't expect him to pick up major minutes.
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