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Taj Gibson | Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: USC
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Taj Gibson played 25 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with eight points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
Nikola Mirotic didn't take much of his minutes with Taj only losing four from his 29 in Game 3. He'll continue to get minutes in the upper 20s in this series and may even be more important in the next round against the Cavs. Apr 25 - 8:38 PM

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Taj Gibson is dealing with injuries to his left ankle and left shoulder, but that won't keep him off the court during the Bulls' first-round series with the Bucks.

"It's tough," Gibson said of his injuries. "But you still have to go out there and do your best... It's the playoffs. You can't worry about injuries right now. I'm just trying to be there for my teammates any way I can." After struggling through 11 minutes of action during Game 2, Gibson returned as a key piece to the Bulls' rotation during Game 3, playing 29 minutes and hauling in 10 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic's status is still up in the air for Game 4 on Saturday, so Gibson could again be forced to log significant minutes for the Bulls. He's a low-end option in fantasy leagues.
Apr 24 - 1:36 PM

Taj Gibson played 29 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one block.

His energy was big time and the Bulls did not miss Nikola Mirotic (knee), especially with Tony Snell and Mike Dunleavy hitting eight treys combined. With Mirotic likely out for Game 4, expect Gibson to see a similar allotment of playing time as the Bulls look to close out this series.
Apr 23 - 11:36 PM

Taj Gibson played just 11 minutes against the Bucks on Monday with one rebound, three blocks and three turnovers.

It wasn't his best game at all and coach Tom Thibodeau went with Nikola Mirotic at the four. If Mirotic's leg injury is going to cost him time, there should be more minutes going to Gibson. For now, it's tough to expect more than 20 minutes.
Apr 20 - 11:01 PM

Taj Gibson said his right knee is "fine," and he's expected to play in Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday.

Gibson added that he could have returned to action on Saturday if needed, but the game was already in hand. All signs are pointing towards Gibson being available for Game 2 on Monday, so those in playoff fantasy leagues can go ahead and plan on having him active. Nikola Mirotic won't log quite as many minutes with Gibson in the rotation.
Apr 19 - 2:37 PM

Taj Gibson suffered a strained right knee on Saturday night and did not return.

He was riding a stationary bike towards the end of the game and said he's fine. At this point, Gibson should be ready to go against the Bucks on Monday. If for some reason he's not, Nikola Mirotic would likely shift over to the power forward spot more often. Gibson finished with eight points, 11 boards, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes.
Apr 18 - 9:30 PM

Taj Gibson (shoulder) will play on Saturday vs. the Bucks as expected.

He was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks early because of soreness in his shoulder, but he practiced in full on Saturday and is ready to go. Gibson will move back into his role as the sixth man now that Joakim Noah is active, but he will still see minutes in the high 20s.
Apr 18 - 11:25 AM

Taj Gibson (shoulder) went through a full practice on Friday, and he will play Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks, as expected.

Gibson was unable to finish Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hawks after injuring his shoulder, but he was never really expected to miss any time during the playoffs. He'll be in his usual Sixth Man role off the bench, and he should see his minutes in the high 20s.
Apr 17 - 2:10 PM

Taj Gibson (shoulder) said that he will be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs after being forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Gibson revealed that he received a cortisone shot at halftime, and it's pretty obvious that his shoulder was an issue as he was held scoreless in 20 minutes of action. Gibson is a warrior and it doesn't sound like he will miss any time, but we will update his status when we know more.
Apr 15 - 11:13 PM

Taj Gibson left Wednesday's game against the Hawks with a shoulder strain and will not be able to return.

Gibson was dealing with soreness in his shoulder prior to the game, so hopefully the Bulls are just being cautious. The Bulls were already without Joakin Noah for this game, meaning Nikola Mirotic will have to step up. We will update Gibson's status as soon as we know more.
Apr 15 - 9:50 PM

Taj Gibson will start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He does have some shoulder soreness, but he should be ready to go. The Bulls are going for the three seed tonight and Nikola Mirotic should get some run tonight, too.
Apr 15 - 7:38 PM

Taj Gibson will play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday despite dealing with shoulder soreness.

Joakim Noah (hamstring) isn't active tonight, meaning Gibson will have the chance to draw another start. Gibson scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist and four blocks vs. the Nets on Monday, so he should be considered a must-start option in all leagues.
Apr 15 - 12:06 PM

Taj Gibson started for Joakim Noah (hamstring) on Monday during a 113-86 win over the Nets, scoring 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 31 minutes.

He's rolling in his last four with each of those games resulting in at least 13 points. Gibson would likely be looking at minutes in the low 30s again if the Bulls are going to rest Joakim Noah in the season finale. He's going to be worth starting regardless, though.
Apr 14 - 1:10 AM

Taj Gibson was terrific against the 76ers on Saturday with 13 points, five rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

He made 6-of-7 from the field and is playing some of his best ball right now. In his last three, Gibson averaged 14.0 points, 8.0 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals. He's worth owning in standard leagues, especially since there's a chance we see Joakim Noah rest on Monday.
Apr 11 - 11:25 PM

Taj Gibson played 34 minutes against the Heat on Thursday with 14 points, 12 boards, two assists and one block.

He hit the offensive glass very hard with four boards on that end and was wonderful on defense. Gibson played 29 minutes on Wednesday and he looks safe to start in all leagues again. Plus, his ankle didn't seem to be an issue whatsoever. The Bulls are battling for seeding, so Gibson should be good to go for the weekend. He's worth owning in all leagues.
Apr 9 - 11:13 PM