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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 (ankle) is traveling with the team for Friday's game in Memphis.
He missed Thursday after warmups didn't go well, so he has a good chance to play on Friday. The Bulls have plenty of depth in their frontcourt, so there's little reason to play Gibson at less than 100 percent. He is likely looking at a game-time decision in a bad matchup. Dec 18 - 11:34 PM

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Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

The Bulls should not need him tonight. Gibson suffered a new injury to his ankle this week, so this is not soreness. Gibson did go through warmups and he's usually pretty tough, so he should be considered a littler closer to probable for Friday. Nikola Mirotic will pick up some extra playing time.
Dec 18 - 7:19 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) will warm up and see how he feels before deciding his status for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

If Gibson is unable to play, Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes, although he's been struggling lately so he's a risky option in daily leagues. Joakim Noah will get all the minutes he can handle if Gibson can't go. Stay tuned.
Dec 18 - 6:29 PM

Taj Gibson (right ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

It's apparently a new injury for Taj, so he could wind up missing this game. Gibson was very active on the glass in the past few games without Joakim Noah, but he'll move to the bench on Thursday. He is still worth owning in standard leagues. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will have an uptick in value.
Dec 17 - 3:02 PM

Taj Gibson made 7-of-11 from the field for 15 points against the Hawks on Monday with 17 boards, one assist and two blocks.

He was very busy in the low post on both ends for the Bulls. Gibson is likely looking at another start with Joakim Noah (ankle) still on the mend. In his previous eight starts, he averaged 14.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 35.3 minutes. He's a must-start player until further notice.
Dec 16 - 12:22 AM

Taj Gibson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high six blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

The Nets are a sieve to opposing bigs right now and Gibson and Pau Gasol combined for 27 points, 26 rebounds and 10 blocks tonight. He's over his ankle injury and is worth starting in fantasy leagues, especially with Joakim Noah dealing with an ankle injury of his own right now. The last time Gibson blocked six shots in a game was Jan. of 2011.
Dec 10 - 11:47 PM

Taj Gibson will start against the Nets on Wednesday.

This move was expected to happen with Joakim Noah (ankle) out tonight. Gibson has been spectacular in his starts, so make sure he's in your lineup. Nikola Mirotic should get some more run.
Dec 10 - 8:11 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

He will likely play in this one, and should draw the start with Joakim Noah (ankle) on the sidelines. Gibson should have a field day against Brooklyn's depleted frontcourt, and should be in all lineups barring a setback. Nikola Mirotic would be the first big off of the bench for the Bulls and will get some decent run after filling in admirably for the Bulls while Gibson was nursing his ankle injury.
Dec 10 - 9:25 AM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, so if Gibson is able to go, he'll slide into the starting lineup and make for a quality option in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see some extended minutes off the bench with Noah sidelined.
Dec 9 - 4:03 PM

Taj Gibson played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Saturday with 12 points, seven boards and one block.

He did turn the ball over five times with four fouls, so it wasn't a banner game for Gibson. He should get better after missing six games with an ankle sprain, so make sure he's not on the wire in standard leagues.
Dec 6 - 11:47 PM

Taj Gibson will return to the lineup on Saturday against the Warriors.

He's been out for six games and he should be able to resume his role as the sixth man. Gibson is capable of putting up solid numbers without playing more than 30 minutes and he should be owned in all standard leagues. Nikola Mirotic owners should look to cut bait.
Dec 6 - 6:20 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) went through shootaround in full on Saturday, and coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful that he will play.

Finally some good news for Gibson's owners, as it appears he is very close to playing. If he is activated, then he needs to be in all lineups gong forward. Check back for official confirmation before tip-off, but if he can't go Nikola Mirotic will stay relevant for yet another game and will be worth starting in most formats.
Dec 6 - 12:11 PM

Joakim Noah (ankle), Taj Gibson (ankle) and Doug McDermott (knee) are officially questionable to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

Noah and Gibson are on the good side of the questionable tag and they're expected to play as of right now. That could change at shootaround and their owners will want to check back. With Gibson's return, Nikola Mirotic will lose most of his fantasy value.
Dec 5 - 3:20 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) went through a full practice on Friday, and is targeting a return for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

This is an encouraging sign, and it’s looking like Gibson will be a go for tomorrow. Gibson will hurt Nikola Mirotic's value, but head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Mirotic will "still have a good role" upon Gibson's impending return. However, it's difficult to see Mirotic being able to muster enough minutes for standard league value playing behind Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, and Gibson. Owners should wait-and-see how this situation plays out before making the cut.
Dec 5 - 1:56 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is out for Wednesday's game against Charlotte.

This is a tough blow for Chicago as Gibson can't seem to turn the corner with his injury. Nikola Mirotic is likely going to be the first big off of the bench and is an excellent plug-and-play in most leagues. Consider Gibson day-to-day for now and we will monitor his status closely throughout the week.
Dec 3 - 12:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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