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Taj Gibson | Forward | #67

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (26) / CHI
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Taj Gibson scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 40 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.
That's his second 40-minute game in his last three. Coach Tom Thibodeau sure does run some tight rotations and his starters play a ridiculous amount of time together. In fact, their starting five has played 603 minutes together over 24 games, which is more than 200 minutes than the next closest five-man unit (Pistons starters). Gibson's fantasy owners aren't going to complain with the former Bull coming in as a sixth-round value in standard leagues. Dec 16 - 11:22 PM

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Taj Gibson scored 16 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 36 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He played the entire first quarter and really couldn't have been any better, making all five from the field for 10 points with seven boards and three blocks in those 12 minutes. Gibson has been marvelous in reality and in fantasy as a top-75 player. Keep him rolling.
Dec 7 - 1:41 AM

Taj Gibson hit 8-of-13 shots for 16 points and 11 rebounds in 41 minutes of Tuesday's 92-89 loss to the Wizards.

A steal or block would have been nice, but he's double-doubled in back-to-back games, averaging 16 points and 12.5 rebounds over his last two. He's had some bad games this season, but is generally a reliable starting power forward on most nights.
Nov 28 - 10:32 PM

Taj Gibson double-doubled during Sunday's easy win over the Suns, tallying 16 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

This was Gibson’s seventh double-double of the year, and his ridiculous 19.4 offensive rebounding rate was a huge reason why the Timberwolves finished this game with a season-high 19 O-boards, which lead to a 32-12 edge in second-chance points. He’s been a steady mid-round guy on the year and should be there all year long as long as he can stay healthy.
Nov 26 - 7:00 PM

Taj Gibson roared back on Wednesday with 24 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block, making 8-of-11 FGs and 8-of-10 FTs in 40 minutes.

Minnesota snapped their two-game losing streak and Gibson was a big reason why -- it was the polar opposite of his listless, one-point dud vs. Charlotte on Monday. He continues to dominate frontcourt minutes as a starter, reducing Gorgui Dieng (one point, three boards in 12 minutes) to an afterthought. As long as that's the case, Taj should be a solid top-100 roto player.
Nov 22 - 11:55 PM

Taj Gibson missed all four of his shots and scored a season-low one point to go along with six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes of Monday's 118-102 loss to the Hornets.

Gibson had hit double digits in six straight games coming in and has double-doubles in half of those, so tonight was not indicative of his normal performance. Don't do anything rash and dump him If you're in a 12-team league, as Gibson should bounce back in his next game.
Nov 20 - 10:13 PM

Taj Gibson hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in 39 minutes on Monday.

He had a dream matchup against Jonas Jerebko and came through with a nice line. But double-doubles and lines like this one aren't foreign to Gibson, as he's had a double-double in three of his last five games, and hit double digits in rebounds in four of his last five. Gorgui Dieng (finger) was out again, which worked in Gibson's favor for the second straight game.
Nov 13 - 11:48 PM

Taj Gibson hit 6-of-11 shots for 16 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes of Saturday's 118-110 loss to the Suns.

Gibson played a ton of minutes and looked good tonight, double-doubling for the fourth time in five games. If he's somehow sitting out there in your league, it's time to pick him up. Karl-Anthony Towns had five fouls and Gorgui Dieng (finger) was out, so Taj actually saw some meaningful time at center tonight, as well.
Nov 12 - 1:01 AM

Taj Gibson scored 12 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

Coach Tom Thibodeau loves Gibson and he used him on Harrison Barnes a lot in this game. Gorgui Dieng has only logged five minutes next to Karl-Anthony Towns this season, so Gibson looks to have a clear role. He's actually been a mid-round player this season, so he should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 4 - 11:01 PM

Taj Gibson posted 16 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot in 36 minutes Friday against the Thunder.

Gibson hit 8-of-12 from the floor for a season-high 16 points. In fact, it was just his second outing with a double-digit scoring total. Despite the big game he remains a low-end big man as long as Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng remains healthy.
Oct 28 - 12:56 AM

Taj Gibson made his Wolves' regular-season debut on Wednesday, scoring six points on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

Tom Thibodeau said before the game that having Gibson extend his 3-point range is important, because it's become "an essential part of the game." Taj finished 0-of-2 from deep tonight, but it sounds like he'll be encouraged to fire away as the season continues. He's still just a low-end big man while Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng are healthy.
Oct 19 - 3:03 AM

Taj Gibson scored 18 points as the starting power forward against the Lakers on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

The band is back together and coach Tom Thibodeau will be using his boys after a letdown 2016-17. Thibs has talked about how he likes how Gibson can help switch 2-4, which was a major problem for the Wolves defense last season. He'll have a great chance to start during the season and he should be looking at minutes in the 20s with almost all of his minutes at the four. He's likely just going to be a low-end fantasy guy most nights.
Oct 1 - 12:56 AM

Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Taj Gibson and Karl-Anthony Towns will start against the Lakers on Saturday.

This was expected based on how coach Tom Thibodeau loves Taj's perimeter defense and that's why they got him. Gibson's playing time should still be limited most nights because Gorgui Dieng will get his. It'll be interesting to see how the center minutes shake out, so we'll be watching for that.
Sep 30 - 8:41 PM

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.
Source: TMZ Sports
Jul 8 - 9:37 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Tyus Jones
3Aaron Brooks
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Jamal Crawford
3Marcus Georges-Hunt
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Anthony Brown
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nemanja Bjelica
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Justin Patton
4Cole Aldrich