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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 just 14 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday during a 116-103 win, scoring two points with two assists.
He only played five minutes in the first half and didn't pull down a single rebound. Gibson has lost minutes to red-hot Nikola Mirotic and that's probably going to continue for the foreseeable future. His owners will need to temper expectations and cutting him seems plausible. Mar 26 - 12:56 AM

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Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with four points, seven rebounds, three steals and one block.

He started tonight with Joakim Noah (rest) out. Gibson could be at risk of losing playing time because Nikola Mirotic is one of the hottest rookies in the NBA. He's still a hold in standard leagues, but isn't a must-own player with Noah expected to be back soon.
Mar 23 - 11:52 PM

Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler are listed as the starters against the Hornets on Monday.

Joakim Noah (rest) won't play tonight while Butler makes his return. The Bulls should look to beat the Hornets inside with Charlotte missing some depth. Gibson is worth starting in most leagues tonight.
Mar 23 - 7:13 PM

Taj Gibson played 19 minutes on Saturday vs. the Pistons, scoring 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting with three rebounds.

Gibson acknowledged that his ankle was doing fine, but he said that he is dealing with some tightness in his Achilles and calf. However, his owners shouldn't panic as he will simply have to continue to build on his conditioning and shake off the rust after an extended period on the shelf. Having said that, Gibson isn't a must-own player until he can get at least 25 minutes per game, especially with fantasy playoffs in full swing. Nikola Mirotic's role looks safe for now and he is still a must-start player.
Mar 21 - 10:47 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is listed as probable to play against the Pistons on Saturday.

He played just 11 minutes in his return on Friday. The Bulls have the dreaded back-to-back game on the road, so there's a chance they rest Gibson tonight against one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Bulls didn't reveal much about Gibson yesterday, so he's a very risky play tonight. Nikola Mirotic is safe to start in all leagues.
Mar 21 - 4:15 PM

Taj Gibson played 11 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday with four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Raptors.

He is probably going to have a minutes cap going forward, especially with how Nikola Mirotic is tearing up the league. Gibson can remain on the wire in most leagues until he puts up a big night.
Mar 21 - 1:37 AM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is in uniform to play against the Raptors on Friday.

There is still no word on if he's going to play for sure, but he did go through shootaround this morning. Gibson is a risky play tonight and the Bulls probably won't let him play big minutes off the bat considering he's had so much trouble with his ankle this season. Nikola Mirotic should be starting in standard leagues.
Mar 20 - 7:55 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Raptors.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau seemed optimistic when discussing Gibson's following Friday morning's shootaround, but nothing is official just yet. If Gibson can't go tonight, Nikola Mirotic will have his minutes unimpeded, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned.
Mar 20 - 6:19 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) went through shootaround, and head coach Tom Thibodeau said he may be able to give it a go for Friday's game against the Raptors.

Gibson is officially being listed as questionable, but his participation in shootaround can certainly be viewed as a positive sign. He's been out since Feb. 27, so his conditioning probably isn't where it needs to be, and he could be limited if he does go tonight. Folks in Chicago have wondered if he'll cede playing time to Nikola Mirotic and he hasn't produced anywhere near enough this season to be called a must-own player, but he's certainly worth a look.
Mar 20 - 11:56 AM

Updating a previous report, Taj Gibson (ankle) is hopeful he'll be able to return for Friday's game vs. the Raptors, and he's officially being listed as questionable.

Gibson said he wants to see how he feels following Friday morning's shootaround, so owners can expect to get another update then. Make sure Gibson isn't sitting on your waiver wire, as it's looking likely he'll be able to return to action this weekend. It'll be interesting to see how he affects Nikola Mirotic's minutes upon his return.
Mar 19 - 3:47 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he's "getting close" to making a return according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

We'll be considering Gibson questionable for Friday's game against the Raptors, and if he's unable to go for that one, his next opportunity to play will come Saturday vs. the Pistons. His return to the lineup will likely hurt the value of Nikola Mirotic, but given how phenomenal Mirotic has played lately, owners should wait and see how this situation plays out before making a premature cut.
Mar 19 - 3:05 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) took part in contact practice for the first time since his latest injury on Wednesday, and he is targeting a return to the lineup as soon as this weekend.

This is obviously exciting news for the Bulls, and this is also solidifies the fact that Gibson should not be sitting on any waiver wires following this news. We will go ahead and consider him questionable to play vs. the Raptors on Friday, but if he can't give it a go, he will have another shot to play vs. the Pistons on Saturday. It will be interesting to see how his return impact's the value of Nikola Mirotic, but his owners should wait and see how things play out before panicking. We will update Gibson's status as soon as we know more.
Mar 18 - 12:09 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

While Taj was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday, but he will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game. He is however getting close to making a return to the court, so we'll be considering him questionable for Friday's game against Toronto. Stay tuned.
Mar 17 - 2:50 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

Gibson remains without an official timetable to return, but his return to practice is certainly a positive sign, and Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau called it a "very good day" for Taj. When Gibson is able to return, Nikola Mirotic's value will take a sizable hit. Stay tuned.
Mar 17 - 1:43 PM

According to head coach Tom Thibodeau, Taj Gibson (ankle) has started to practice with the team.

Gibson has been out since Feb. 27, so the Bulls will be thrilled to see him closing in on a return. There is still no known timetable, but we will pass along further details when we know more. Nikola Mirotic will lose some steam when Gibson returns, but he is absolutely a must-own player until further notice. Gibson should remained stashed in most leagues.
Mar 15 - 11:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed