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Taj Gibson | Forward | #52

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 245
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (26) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Taj Gibson was arrested early Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license.
Gibson, who agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal with Timberwolves last week, was pulled over after allegedly making an illegal U-turn at approximately 2:45 a.m. He was charged with misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Gibson's first court date is set for September 1st. Jul 8 - 9:37 AM
Source: TMZ Sports

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Taj Gibson has agreed to join the Wolves on a two-year, $28 million deal.

Coach Tom Thibodeau is getting the band back together with another one of his favorites from his Chicago days joining him in Minnesota. Gibson is past his prime at age 32, but it's still a nice move for the Wolves because of his ability to provide relief behind Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng at the four and five. Don't expect him to produce anything than more than low-end numbers in fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 2 - 12:03 PM

According to Darren Wolfson of, the Wolves are increasingly interested in Taj Gibson.

The Wolves appear to have moved on from their Paul Millsap pursuit, so you could say that Gibson is their backup plan. He was a favorite of coach Tom Thibodeau during his Chicago days, so it's not a surprise that the Wolves are interested. The Thunder, Kings, Nets, Knicks, Lakers, Pacers and 76ers are all rumored to be interested in the 32-year-old veteran as well, so he could be looking at a nice raise.
Jul 2 - 11:39 AM

Taj Gibson said it would be his preference to re-sign with the Thunder as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"The goal is to try to stay. I would like to stay, but we have to wait and see. I love playing here in OKC," said Gibson. Gibson was a nice fit in OKC, but the Thunder will essentially go into this offseason with zero cap space after giving massive extensions to Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo and Steven Adams, so Gibson will likely be wearing a different jersey next year unless he's willing to play for the minimum.
Apr 26 - 12:38 PM

Taj Gibson scored 20 points with two rebounds, one assist and five turnovers in 29 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

He played center for a good chunk of the time down the stretch and was very good on both ends. According to ESPN, Gibson held Harden to 1-of-5 from the field when he matched up against him, and OKC seemed fairly comfortable with a big on him today -- a big on Harden was their undoing in Game 1 and 2. Gibson's playing time seems fairly safe, especially since Steven Adams hasn't quite lived up to expectations.
Apr 22 - 12:31 AM

Taj Gibson started vs. Denver on Wednesday and notched 13 points, seven boards and two blocks in 22 minutes during OKC's 111-105 home loss.

The veteran missed one game to rest, even though he's averaged a mere 21.1 minutes per game since joining the Thunder. His role is simply too limited to expect much value in playoff-oriented fantasy leagues.
Apr 12 - 11:29 PM

Taj Gibson (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.

Gibson will be returning from a rest day, which should result in Domantas Sabonis returning to the bench, but neither of these guys can be relied upon in fantasy hoops.
Apr 12 - 6:14 PM

Taj Gibson (rest) will not play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

The Thunder are locked into the sixth seed and have chosen to rest three of their starters on Tuesday. Jerami Grant and Domantas Sabonis should see an uptick in minutes with Gibson on the sideline.
Apr 11 - 1:21 PM

Taj Gibson had eight points, seven rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes vs. Memphis on Wednesday.

With tonight's victory, the Thunder clinched the No. 6 seed in the West. Gibson had another typically understated line, even though he logged more minutes than he has in the past month. As long as Enes Kanter (21 minutes) is healthy, there's no reason to expect fantasy value from Gibson.
Apr 5 - 11:10 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) was held to four points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 13 minutes during Sunday's home loss.

Gibson missed one game with the ailment but he slotted back into the starting unit tonight. Head coach Billy Donovan did say that "the strength of [the Thunder] is our size," but so far that hasn't translated to a boost in playing time for Gibson. He's a tough sell in most fantasy leagues since he's averaging just 20.9 minutes as a starter in OKC.
Apr 2 - 5:36 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) will start on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

He will be returning from a one-game absence and should see his normal workload after going through a full practice on Saturday. He's averaging 10.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks over his last 10 games, so most fantasy owners should be able to do better. Domantas Sabonis will return to the bench.
Apr 2 - 1:25 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) practiced on Saturday but remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. Charlotte.

If Gibson is unable to play on Sunday, Domantas Sabonis will draw another start at power forward. Sabonis has started 65 games this season and is averaging just 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 21.2 minutes in those starts. Enes Kanter would see an uptick in minutes off the OKC bench as well.
Apr 1 - 1:14 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) will not play against the Spurs on Friday and Domantas Sabonis will start in his place.

Gibson has been sick for at least two days, so the Thunder will have to go back to their pre-deadline rotation up front. Sabonis was not very good for his time in the starting lineup, so he's not a fantasy option. Jerami Grant should also benefit tonight. We may see more Enes Kanter, who had some success against the Spurs last year.
Mar 31 - 7:21 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) is a game-time decision to face the Spurs on Friday.

He missed shootaround and also Thursday's practice, so he's been sick for at least two days. If Gibson can't play, Domantas Sabonis would get the start. Jerami Grant would also likely be getting some extra run, but fantasy owners may not want to mess with this situation.
Mar 31 - 6:33 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) missed shootaround but is hopeful he will be able to play Friday night against the Spurs.

Gibson's playing time and production have been up-and-down since his trade to OKC. Over the Thunder's last six games, Gibson is averaging 8.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in just 19.4 minutes. He can be left on waivers in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 12:17 PM

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