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Taj Gibson | Forward | #22

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (26) / CHI
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Taj Gibson was outstanding against the Cavs on Friday with 23 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 40 minutes.
He made his first nine shots from the field and finished 10-of-13 in this win. Gibson has put together his best five-game stretch of the season, averaging 14.6 points, 9.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals on 62.0 percent from the field. He has to be owned in standard leagues right now. Dec 3 - 1:18 AM

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Taj Gibson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists on 6-of-12 shooting in 35 minutes of Tuesday's 110-107 loss at Denver.

He also BARELY missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that rattled in and out and would have sent the game to overtime. While not spectacular, Gibson is averaging 11.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 blocks with 53 percent shooting over his last five games. If he's on your waiver wire, think about picking him up. He's played 30-plus minutes in three straight, and in four of his last five games.
Nov 22 - 11:30 PM

Taj Gibson scored 15 points during Sunday's game, going 7-of-12 from the field with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

Gibson turned the ball over six times and was just 1-of-3 from the FT line, but the turnovers are an aberration and he's quietly built up top-100 value this season. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg has an affinity for Gibson, playing him a minimum of 23 minutes in every game this season, which is all fantasy owners can ask for.
Nov 21 - 1:17 AM

Taj Gibson hit 3-of-7 shots for eight points, nine rebounds and a block in 27 minutes in Thursday's 85-77 win over the Jazz.

Gibson double-doubled with 12 points, 11 boards and two blocks on Tuesday, but he's only had four double-doubles on the season. He's sharing minutes with Nikola Mirotic and as long as that's happening, it's going to be hard for Gibson to become a big-man force. He's averaging 10.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last five games, and we're not sure when he's going to do better than that as long as Mirotic is getting 20 minutes (or so) a night. But he's still probably worth hanging onto in standard leagues.
Nov 18 - 1:08 AM

Taj Gibson double-doubled with 12 points, 11 boards and two blocks on 4-of-9 shooting in 30 minutes of Tuesday's 113-8 win at Portland.

Gibson now has four double-doubles on the season and two in his last five games. He's been a bit inconsistent and might have been dropped in your league, but he's averaging 12.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 1.2 blocks over his last five. Pick him up if someone gave up on him.
Nov 16 - 12:44 AM

Taj Gibson played 23 minutes and finished Tuesday's win with just eight points, three rebound and a block.

He did his damage in the first half and was pretty much dominated by Hassan Whiteside tonight, as Whitey went off for 20 points, 20 boards and three blocks. Hopefully you didn't roll with Gibson in DFS tonight, as he tied his season low in points, and hit it in rebounds and minutes. He should bounce back on Saturday against the Wizards.
Nov 10 - 11:23 PM

Taj Gibson logged 37 minutes vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting with six boards, two steals, two blocks, one assist and zero turnovers.

The Bulls came in leading the NBA in total rebound rate at 55.9 percent, a testament to the frontcourt duo of Robin Lopez and Taj Gibson, as well as Chicago's above-average rebounding guards. They were decimated tonight, however, with Atlanta holding a 49-30 edge in that department, and that was the difference in Chicago's eight-point road loss.
Nov 9 - 10:35 PM

Taj Gibson double-doubled vs. the Magic on Monday with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.

He was also 7-of-13 from the field. This was his third double-double of the season and he continues to outplay the inconsistent Nikola Mirotic. He's averaging 12.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks through the first seven games, so he's worth starting in standard leagues.
Nov 7 - 11:13 PM

Taj Gibson made 3-of-12 from the field for eight points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He didn't have a bad game, but coach Fred Hoiberg didn't go with his starting frontcourt to close out this one. Hoiberg was going with more of a feel from his bench guys bringing the team back, but it's unlikely to happen again. Gibson is playing very well in the starting lineup and was great all preseason, so his role is locked up.
Nov 3 - 12:13 AM

Taj Gibson double-doubled in Monday's easy win over the Nets, posting 14 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

Gibson was shooting 58.3 percent from the field coming into the game and finished 7-of-9 attempts tonight. He has secured the starting PF role and now has two double-doubles through three games, an impressive accomplishment considering he had just two double-doubles before Christmas last season.
Oct 31 - 9:44 PM

Taj Gibson scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

He's off to a solid start in his two games, averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 boards, 1.0 assists and 0.5 steals. Gibson was a better shot blocker when he was younger, but he's seen his blocks per game drop in two straight seasons despite a similar workload. He should be a low-end player to own in standard leagues.
Oct 29 - 10:18 PM

Taj Gibson will start at power forward on opening night.

Coach Fred Hoiberg has made the decision to start Gibson over Nikola Mirotic. Even though the Bulls now have limited long-range shooting in their starting lineup, Gibson outplayed Mirotic during the preseason and deserved to be named a starter. Nonetheless, Gibson and Mirotic will likely end up splitting minutes at power forward, decreasing the fantasy value of each player as they remain locked in a timeshare.
Oct 25 - 2:04 PM

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said that he's still undecided on who will start at power forward on opening night.

If Hoiberg is making his decision based on the preseason, it should be Taj Gibson given he was easily Chicago's best option at the position. At this point, it would be surprising to see the team go in another direction. Gibson was awesome during the preseason and deserves a look at the end of standard drafts, just don't expect him to be one of those "upside" kind of picks.
Oct 22 - 3:29 PM

Taj Gibson scored 12 points with nine rebounds and one block in 26 minutes on Thursday.

For a player to leapfrog another on the depth chart, one player will have to have a strong October while the other struggles. That's exactly what happened with Taj going off and Nikola Mirotic (back) flopping and getting hurt. Maybe a guy like Rajon Rondo can get Gibson going, so give him a look in the last couple rounds to see what happens.
Oct 20 - 11:59 PM

Taj Gibson started Monday's game and had 12 points, six boards and two steals in just 17 minutes of action.

The veteran has been on fire all preseason and may have locked up the starting PF job alongside Robin Lopez, as guys like Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis have failed to separate themselves. Mirotic also suffered a strained lower back tonight, increasing the odds that Gibson will start on opening night.
Oct 17 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Jerian Grant
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio