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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) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Thunder.
The Bulls gave the vast majority of his minutes to Nikola Mirotic and they also had Doug McDermott get in the rotation. Gibson could be out for multiple weeks despite how he has shed his walking boot. Mirotic should be owned in all leagues. Mar 4 - 2:56 PM

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Taj Gibson (ankle) is no longer in a walking boot, but he still hasn't been cleared for basketball activity.

This is definitely a step in the right direction, but it still sounds like Gibson will need another week or so before he will return to the lineup. In the meantime, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will each see a small bump in value, while Nikola Mirotic will continue to see an increased role off the bench and will be a must-own player until Gibson returns.
Mar 4 - 1:47 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is in a walking boot and could miss up to two weeks.

Gibson has already been declared out for the next week, but it's starting to look like his absence could extend into a second week. Nikola Mirotic will see plenty of minutes off the Bulls' bench while Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will also see a bump in fantasy value.
Mar 3 - 12:14 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is expected to be sidelined for at least another week.

Not good. Gibson's ankle sprain is clearly serious, and Gibson has a history of playing through ankle injuries, so we know it must be bothering the big man. The Bulls play four times this week, so if Gibson misses all of those contests, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off the bench with Chicago leaning a little harder on both Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah.
Mar 2 - 9:31 AM

Taj Gibson (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot following Sunday's loss to the Clippers.

Gibson did not play on Sunday, and we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Nikola Mirotic stepped up in a big way on Sunday, scoring 29 points (setting a new career-high), and he's worth a look in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 4:09 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Clippers.

He was limping pretty severely when he left Friday's game and he still can't put weight on his ankle which suggests that he will see some more time on the sidelines. Pau Gaol is returning from an illness, so the Bulls should be able to cope without him for a game or two. Nikola Mirotic is loaded with upside, and is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value.
Mar 1 - 11:17 AM

Taj Gibson (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Sunday.

He had a limp leaving the arena on Friday night and he's also been dealing with his left ankle issues fro much of this season. The last time he had ankle problems, Gibson needed to miss four games, but of course every injury is different. The Bulls moved Nikola Mirotic back to power forward, which actually led to some bigger production out of Mike Dunleavy. Considering the upside, Mirotic is worth a look in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 2:13 PM

Taj Gibson went to the locker room on Friday with an ankle sprain and will not return.

He can't seem to shake these ankle sprains. Gibson was all set for a big night tonight and hopefully will return to action soon. If he doesn't it'll be Nikola Mirotic logging major playing time. Considering Miro's upside, he is well worth a speculative add in most leagues.
Feb 27 - 8:40 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) and Kirk Hinrich (illness) are expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

Gibson didn't play against the Bucks on Monday and was limited to a stationary bike at practice on Tuesday, so it's probably fair to say that he still isn't 100 percent. That being said, Gibson is a must-start option when he is active and owners can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups for tonight's game. Nikola Mirotic is coming off a double-double during Monday's game but his playing time will take a hit following this news.
Feb 25 - 12:11 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) was limited to riding a stationary bike during Tuesday's practice, but head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic about Gibson being able to play Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

We'll be considering Gibson questionable for Wednesday's game, but if he is able to return, he'll hurt the value of Nikola Mirotic. Check back for an official update on Gibson's status closer to Wednesday's tip.
Feb 24 - 2:27 PM

Taj Gibson (illness) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Bucks.

Gibson has played well over his last few contests, so the Bulls will have to lean a little harder on both Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol in this one. It's also conceivable both Nikola Mirotic gets some increased run, as well.
Feb 23 - 12:10 PM

Taj Gibson has been playing with a torn ligament in his left hand since mid-January, but said that it is almost completely healed.

Talk about a warrior. Injuries like this typically sideline a player for at least a few weeks, but Gibson clearly has other plans. He is also still dealing with soreness in his ankle, and doctors have told him that it won't be fully right all season. He finished Saturday's game against the Suns with 12 points and four boards in 29 minutes, and he will continue to be a must-own player in all leagues as long as he continues to fight through his nagging injuries.
Feb 21 - 11:03 PM

Taj Gibson played 30 minutes off the bench during a 100-91 loss to the Pistons on Friday with 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and one block.

It's his third game in a row with at least 30 minutes. Gibson's numbers are not great in that span, averaging just 11.0 points, 4.5 boards and 1.0 blocks. He's usually much better when he gets this kind of playing time, so he's a hold in fantasy leagues unless it's to pick up one of these hot centers from tonight.
Feb 21 - 12:47 AM

Taj Gibson looked to suffer a minor ankle injury on Saturday against the Pelicans, finishing with four points, five boards and one steal in 25 minutes.

He was hobbling in the fourth quarter and it doesn't look serious despite how he's had ankle trouble before. Meanwhile, this was Joakim Noah’s seventh game back and Gibson turned in averages of 10.0 points, 6.7 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.7 steals on 43.8 percent shooting in the previous six. That only translates to No. 156 value in standard leagues, but the stash appeal is enough to keep him owned and he’s usually a better shooter than this.
Feb 7 - 9:15 PM

Taj Gibson played through his knee soreness on Friday, managing just four points on 2-of-4 shooting with one rebound, two assists and no steals or blocks in 22 minutes.

Gibson was playing well before this past week and given the circumstances owners should simply bench him until both he and the Bulls can turn it around -- which they will.
Jan 31 - 2:47 AM

Depth Charts

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