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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
Contract: view contract details

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Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday with 15 points, 16 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.
With Nikola Mirotic (illness) out and the Bulls having a lead, Gibson got all he could eat in this game. He also did attempt two threes, which he missed, of course. Gibson should have a big opportunity again on Sunday with Mirotic out and going against a big team in the Grizzlies. He's a low-end big in standard leagues. Jan 14 - 8:29 PM

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Taj Gibson played just 25 minutes and had 12 points, nine rebounds and zero blocks in Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Knicks.

We were hoping for a little more with Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler out, but Fred Hoiberg rolled with his bench for most of the fourth quarter, as Gibson, Robin Lopez, and especially Michael Carter-Williams all saw their minutes limited tonight. Gibson is still worth owning as a low-end power forward option and is averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games.
Jan 12 - 10:35 PM

Taj Gibson hit 3-of-7 shots for eight points with six rebounds and one assists in just 19 minutes on Saturday against the Raptors.

The Bulls trailed by double-digits for a big portion of the second half and needed scorers on the court, which led to Gibson sitting. The 19 minutes tied his season-low, but he should go back to his regular role on Monday against Oklahoma City.
Jan 7 - 11:30 PM

Taj Gibson scored 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting during Wednesday's road win in Cleveland, adding seven boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

Taj did his damage in 34 minutes of action, taking full advantage of the fact that Channing Frye was on him defensively for much of the game. Gibson made all five of his shots in the paint and was 4-of-5 from mid-range. He's not typically a strong source of scoring, but he's worth owning for boards, blocks, FG percentages, and the fact that he won't really hurt you anywhere.
Jan 4 - 10:52 PM

Taj Gibson hit 3-of-8 shots for six points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 27 minutes of Monday's 118-111 win over the Hornets on Monday.

Gibson was ejected on Friday but has scored 12 or fewer points in seven straight games. Nikola Mirotic is coming on a bit and it's hurting Gibson, who is now a low-end hold in fantasy leagues. He's probably too good to drop, but you can probably do better off your waiver wire if you play in a 10-team league.
Jan 3 - 12:21 AM

Taj Gibson was ejected for picking up two technical fouls against the Hornets on Friday night.

He was ejected with just 38 seconds left, so he basically got a full game in tonight. Gibson got into a scuffle and the refs gave him his second technical tonight. It didn't look like he touched a ref and it wasn't a bad tech, so he shouldn't be facing a suspension. He finished with 10 points, three rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes. Gibson is a hold in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:18:00 PM

Taj Gibson played 33 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with 17 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

He matched his season high in boards and turned in his first double-double since Dec. 6. Gibson somehow managed to grab four boards in each of his previous four games, which is surprising considering how many shots the Bulls miss. He's actually shot the ball well this month with a 59.6 field goal percentage in his previous December games. Gibson should continue to flirt with top-100 value in standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:11:00 PM

Taj Gibson (hip) scored 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting in Monday's win over the Pistons.

He only played 19 minutes because of the lopsided score and not his hip -- he left Friday's game vs. the Bucks with a hip contusion and didn't return. Gibson showed no ill-effects from that injury tonight and added four boards, one steal and one block. He's been the most consistent big in real life and in fantasy for the Bulls and should be owned in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:17:00 PM

Taj Gibson (hip) will play Monday vs. the Pistons.

Gibson suffered a right hip contusion during Friday's blowout loss to the Bucks, and did not return to the court, but apparently that had more to do with the lopsided score rather than the severity of his injury. Gibson has been a steady late-round guy on the year, so he's worth owning in most leagues.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Taj Gibson suffered a right hip contusion on Friday vs. the Bucks and will not return.

The game is a blowout, so hopefully that has something to do with it. Gibson finished with eight points, four rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes. Nikola Mirotic is still in the doghouse, so Bobby Portis will be the player to pick up if we learn that Gibson will miss additional time. The Bulls are great about updating injured players, so we should learn more after the game.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:57:00 PM

Taj Gibson hit 7-of-11 shots for 19 points, four rebounds and a block in Thursday's loss to the Bucks.

He isn't exactly killing it this season, but has been quite effective. He's scored in double figures in five straight games and this was his highest point total since Dec. 2. He generally does a better job of rebounding than he did tonight, but the extra offense was good to see. Gibson is a low-end fantasy power forward this season, but he could take a step up if he ever starts crashing the boards.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 10:42:00 PM

Taj Gibson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and two steals on 5-of-10 shooting in 29 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.

Gibson has been seen floating around on some waiver wires, despite averaging 12.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last five games, recording three double-doubles during that stretch.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:39:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 01:18:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 11:30:00 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.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 01:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerian Grant
3Rajon Rondo
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio