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Taj Gibson | Forward | #22

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (26) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Taj Gibson (foot) said he's been playing through sore left ankle for a while.
This is the same ankle he had surgery on back in the offseason. Gibson suffered a foot strain on Wednesday, which is likely due from the ankle injury and compensation. Gibson played through ankle pain last year and it backfired on him, so the Bulls might be careful here. It's not a bad idea to grab Bobby Portis until Taj is cleared to play. Feb 10 - 11:47 PM

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Taj Gibson suffered a strained left foot and will not return on Wednesday.

It didn't look bad, but foot injuries can be troublesome. Gibson did not look great in his 22 minutes, scoring four points with three rebounds, one assist and two steals. Considering how razor thin the Bulls would be if Taj is out, Bobby Portis makes a lot of sense as a speculative add for owners with something to cut.
Feb 10 - 9:59 PM

Taj Gibson scored seven points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 32 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

He did not play down the stretch tonight in favor of Bobby Portis. Gibson couldn't really handle the athleticism of the Wolves bigs, which isn't unusual because even the elite Utah tandem struggled against them last week. Gibson should still be owned in all leagues.
Feb 6 - 11:43 PM

Taj Gibson corralled 11 rebounds on Sunday, adding seven points, one assist and two blocks through 30 minutes of work.

Gibson isn’t the most exciting guy to own, but his ability to score efficiently (53.0 percent from the field) while offering solid contributions to the rebounding and shot blocking categories without hurting you in any one area has him churning out steady late-round value over the past month. He’s locked into the starting lineup with Joakim Noah (shoulder) done for the year and Nikola Mirotic (appendicitis) out until the All-Star break, and he should be owned in all standard leagues.
Jan 31 - 6:14 PM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Taj Gibson will likely stay in Chicago.

The Bulls had a logjam in their frontcourt at the start of the season, but injuries to Joakim Noah (shoulder) and Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) have opened up plenty of minutes for Gibson, Pau Gasol and also Bobby Portis. Gibson scored nine points with 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes vs. the Lakers on Thursday and should be a nice asset to own in all leagues moving forward.
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 9:20 AM

Taj Gibson played 36 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with nine points, 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

He played a lot of garbage time tonight and is certainly going to eat with Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) out until after the break. Simply put, Gibson has to be owned in all leagues.
Jan 29 - 1:31 AM

Taj Gibson (eye) scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Saturday's win over the Cavaliers, adding eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 29 minutes.

He was listed as probable because he suffered an eye injury on Friday vs. the Celtics, but he wore some goggles in this game and played really well. Coach Fred Hoiberg hasn't really trusted rookie Bobby Portis in recent weeks and Nikola Mirotic's production has been sporadic, so Gibson has been the most consistent big other than Pau Gasol. He should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 23 - 11:39 PM

Taj Gibson (eye) will play with goggles against the Cavs on Saturday.

He has a left corneal abrasion, but he was probable for this game. Gibson's numbers have not been great since Joakim Noah went down, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 23 - 7:07 PM

Taj Gibson (eye) is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

He suffered a right eye injury in Friday's loss to the Celtics and had it looked at after the game, but he will obviously be fine. Gibson struggled with foul trouble against Boston, but he should be much better vs. the Cavaliers. He is a must-own player with Joakim Noah (shoulder) out for the season.
Jan 23 - 1:33 PM

Taj Gibson played 23 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with nine points, six rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

He had a little bit of foul trouble tonight and he's been somewhat quiet. In his last five, Gibson averaged 8.2 points, 9.0 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.2 steals. He's still a must-own player in standard leagues for his shot blocking.
Jan 22 - 11:15 PM

Taj Gibson played 30 minutes against the Mavs on Friday with nine points, 11 rebounds and one assists.

He is headed for a big bump in minutes with Joakim Noah (shoulder) out for a long time. Simply put, Gibson should be picked up in all leagues.
Jan 15 - 11:41 PM

Taj Gibson scored four points in 19 minutes against the Wizards on Monday with four rebounds and two turnovers.

The Bulls actually went really small with Doug McDermott at the four tonight, but that was because they were behind by so much. Gibson is going to be in the lower 20s now with Joakim Noah back in the mix, but he's still a hold in standard leagues. Obviously, his owners don't need to be too attached if there is a hot free agent out there.
Jan 11 - 10:30 PM

Taj Gibson scored 10 points with four rebounds and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

There is a chance Joakim Noah (shoulder) can return to the lineup this week, so that would likely hurt Gibson's playing time. Gibson has put up fifth-round value since Noah went down, so his owners should sit tight until there is actual evidence of him cooling off.
Jan 9 - 7:35 PM

Taj Gibson hit 5-of-6 shots for 11 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and six blocks in Tuesday's 117-106 win over the Bulls.

This was his first double-digit scoring game in his last five and the blocks were a season high. As long as he's starting for the Bulls, he's worth owning if you need a big man. He's averaging 7.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.6 blocks over his last five games, but will take a hit once Joakim Noah is back in action.
Jan 5 - 11:15 PM

Coach Fred Hoiberg praised what Taj Gibson has brought stability to the starting lineup.

"He's a very versatile defender and you can switch him out onto perimeter guys," Hoiberg said. "He has great length, contests shots, he's a very good offensive rebounder — he's just solid." Gibson added that his surgically-repaired left ankle is feeling much stronger and his lateral movement has improved as a result. "I feel a lot faster," Gibson said. As a starter, the USC product is averaging 8.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.9 blocks on 54.9 percent shooting over 28.5 minutes per game.
Jan 5 - 5:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
SG1Jimmy Butler
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tony Snell
2Doug McDermott
3Mike Dunleavy
PF1Nikola Mirotic
2Taj Gibson
3Bobby Portis
4Cristiano Felicio
C1Pau Gasol
2Joakim Noah
3Cameron Bairstow