Jonathan Gibson, former point guard for the Celtics and Mavericks, has reached an agreement with the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to Sportando reporter Emiliano Carchia. Gibson will replace former Bulls shooting guard Antonio Blakeney, who is out of the lineup with an injury.
Jiangsu is no doubt anticipating that Gibson can replicate Blakeney’s stat-stuffing prowess. Gibson spent his three prior CBA seasons with the rival Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles, having previously spent time with the Zhejiang Lions. Last season, he averaged 33.1 points, 6.0 boards and 3.5 dimes in 44 CBA games. In 2017/18, he averaged 33.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 38 contests.
Gibson, who went undrafted in 2010 and has spent most of his professional career overseas, made his NBA debut in 2016/17, appearing in 17 games for Dallas. He played in four games for Boston the following season, averaging a solid 8.5 points on 60.9% field goal shooting, including 50% from deep on 3.0 attempts per contest.
Gibson re-signed with the Celtics at the end of the 2018/19 campaign, but did not see NBA hardwood action.