Taj Gibson said he was never told he'd start and would have no problem coming off the bench.
Taj Gibson has been told he will start at power forward next season, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Taj Gibson finished second in the 2013-14 Sixth Man of the Year voting.
Taj Gibson suffered no structural damage to the left ankle he rolled in Game 5 against the Wizards.
Taj Gibson did not break his ankle during the Bulls' season-ending loss on Tuesday, but he'll be re-examined on Wednesday.
Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Game 5 and needed help leaving the court.
Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau is pleased with Taj Gibson's growth this season.
Taj Gibson made 13-of-16 from the field for a career-high 32 points with seven boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes during a loss to the Wizards on Sunday.
Taj Gibson hit 7-of-17 shots and 8-of-10 free throws for 22 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in Tuesday's Game 2 overtime loss to the Wizards.
Taj Gibson dominated against the Pacers on Monday with 23 points, eight boards, one assist and one block in 33 minutes.
Taj Gibson hit 8-of-16 shots for 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in 29 minutes of Saturday's win over the Sixers.
Taj Gibson scored just seven points with five boars, one assist and one block on 1-of-6 from the field vs. the Pacers on Friday.
Taj Gibson had 19 points and 13 rebounds in 30 minutes off the Bulls bench on Wednesday.
Taj Gibson battled foul trouble against the Rockets on Thursday, finishing with five points, four boards and two blocks in 18 minutes.