While Gibson technically signed with Boston near the end of the 2018-19 season, he did not appear in a game for the Celtics. He did play 44 games overseas in China for the Qingdao Eagles, where he averaged a gaudy 33.1 points per game. Gibson's stat sheet also included 6.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. He shot 46.1 percent from the field for Qingdao, including 39.0 percent from deep. Gibson was certainly familiar with travel from China to Boston -- he played four games for the Celtics in 2017-18 after 37 games with Qingdao. This was Gibson's age-31 season and his third in the NBA.2017
Jonathan Gibson ended the 2017-18 by playing in four games for the Celtics after 37 contests abroad for the Qingdao Eagles. Boston had cemented their position as the second-best team in the Eastern Conference before adding Gibson to the squad. The 30 year old veteran provided bench depth as the Celtics eased into their first round playoff match-up. On the last game of the season, Gibson delivered 18 points, two rebounds and two assists in a win over the Nets. The 2017-18 season was Gibson's second year with Qingdao Eagles, where he delivered the flashy numbers of 34.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. This was also Gibson's second year participating in the NBA and his first with Boston.2016
After playing in five seasons overseas, Gibson realized his NBA dream during 2016-17, coming off the bench in 17 contests for the Mavericks. After four years at New Mexico State, Gibson played in Turkey, Israel, Italy and China. During his 2015-16 season with the Qingdao Eagles of China, Gibson averaged an impressive 42.0 points, 6.7 boards and 5.1 assists over 36 games. Those numbers lead to a three-year agreement with Dallas in November 2016. Gibson had just turned 29 years old at the time of the signing. On Nov. 19th in a loss to the Magic, Gibson scored a career-high 26 points to go with six boards, three assists and two steals. Over 17 games prior to his release, Gibson averaged 6.2 points a game from 37 percent shooting.