The Minnesota Timberwolves and forward Taj Gibson have agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes.

The Oklahoma City Thunder had acquired Gibson at the trade deadline last season (along with Doug McDermott) in a deal that sent Cameron PayneAnthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne to the Chicago Bulls. In 23 games (16 starts) for the Thunder, Gibson became an important pick-and-roll piece, finding chemistry with Russell Westbrook almost instantly.

Gibson was a mainstay in Chicago for his first seven NBA seasons, becoming a fan favorite that was known for his professionalism and work ethic. One of the league’s most impactful bench players, he had his best season in 2013-14, averaging 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in 82 games while finishing second in Sixth Man of the Year voting.

Source: ESPN


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