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Taj Gibson | Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: USC
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Taj Gibson dominated against the Pacers on Monday with 23 points, eight boards, one assist and one block in 33 minutes.
He's struggled against the Pacers this season with averages of just 10.3 points, 6.3 boards and 1.7 blocks in his previous three games against them, but the division-leading Pacers had no answer tonight. Gibson continues to put up terrific numbers off the bench and there's no reason to think he'll run out of gas the rest of the way. Mar 24 - 11:47 PM

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Taj Gibson hit 8-of-16 shots for 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in 29 minutes of Saturday's win over the Sixers.

Carlos Boozer started, but played 24 minutes and had seven points and six rebounds tonight. Both players are worth using in most leagues, but despite coming off the bench, Gibson is the better bet for a bigger game on most nights.
Mar 22 - 11:20 PM

Taj Gibson scored just seven points with five boars, one assist and one block on 1-of-6 from the field vs. the Pacers on Friday.

Taj is in a slump right now. He came into today with sub-par shooting of 40.4 percent from the field in his previous five games and tonight's dud didn't help. Outside of the restricted area, Gibson has shot just 8-of-30 (26.7 percent), which is way down from his season field goal percentage at that range of 39.2. He’ll be fine and is a must-own player.
Mar 21 - 11:00 PM

Taj Gibson had 19 points and 13 rebounds in 30 minutes off the Bulls bench on Wednesday.

Carlos Boozer started and also had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, despite playing just 24 minutes. And once Boozer is shipped out of Chicago, Gibson looks like he should become one of the better power forwards in all of fantasy.
Mar 19 - 9:54 PM

Taj Gibson battled foul trouble against the Rockets on Thursday, finishing with five points, four boards and two blocks in 18 minutes.

He picked up his third foul early in the second quarter and he also shot just 2-of-7 from the field. The Rockets have put their fair share of big men in foul trouble, so this line doesn't impact Gibson's outlook at all. He'll be ready to go in a much better matchup against the Kings on Saturday.
Mar 13 - 10:23 PM

Taj Gibson has been slowed by the flu in recent days, but the illness has now passed.

This helps to account for Gibson's 0-of-5 shooting in 23 minutes on Tuesday. His averages won't jump off the boxscore most nights, especially while he's coming off the bench, but he does just enough for late-round value in eight-cat and nine-cat leagues.
Mar 12 - 11:44 AM

Taj Gibson struggled in Chicago's loss to the Spurs on Tuesday, scoring just one point while missing all five of his field goal attempts in 23 minutes.

He grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots but never got going offensively. This dud shouldn't scare away owners in 12-team leagues, who can anticipate numbers similar to his two-week averages -- 14.3 points on 49.5 percent shooting, 6.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks.
Mar 11 - 11:37 PM

Taj Gibson made just three of his 11 shots from the field on Sunday for seven points with 10 boards, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

He played the last 21 minutes of this game and leads the NBA in fourth-quarter minutes. Gibson's presence on both ends of the floor is a great fit for the Bulls and his three offensive boards tonight were a big part of the win. He's a must-own player in standard formats and is in the mix to win Sixth Man of the Year.
Mar 9 - 4:53 PM

Taj Gibson scored 22 points against the Pistons on Wednesday with five boards and one steal in 31 minutes.

He shot 11-of-16 from the field and continues to outplay Carlos Boozer at power forward. Gibson is better in almost every aspect of the game, so there's really no need to focus on who starts for the Bulls. He's a must-own player and has quickly become one of the best big men off the bench in the NBA.
Mar 6 - 1:14 AM

Taj Gibson finished Sunday's road victory with 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting, five rebounds, one assist and one block in 28 minutes.

The Bulls have now won four consecutive games and their 33-26 record moved them 1/2 game ahead of Toronto for third place in the East. Gibson has been a huge part of their success all season long, and he's made a strong case for the All-Defensive team and Sixth-Man of the Year honors.
Mar 2 - 3:42 PM

Taj Gibson scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with 15 rebounds and a steal in Friday's win over the Mavs.

Gibson shouldn't be surprising folks with his offense anymore as the Bulls are more the willing to turn his way and often times in the clutch. He's performing at a top 80-90 clip over the last week or so and is a must-own player.
Feb 28 - 11:35 PM

Taj Gibson scored 20 points with 10 boards during Sunday's loss to the Heat.

There are not many better bench big men than Gibson this year and he's the second best big on his entire team. Among players who have come off the bench for at least 40 games this season, Gibson ranks first in rebounds, first in blocks and eighth in points. He's in the mix for Sixth Man of the Year and should be owned in all standard leagues.
Feb 23 - 6:06 PM

Updating a previous item, Taj Gibson will come off the bench on Wednesday and Mike Dunleavy will start.

The Bulls had Gibson in the starting lineup and the public address announcer said he was starting, but it was Dunleavy. Coach Tom Thibodeau does it again.
Feb 19 - 7:14 PM

Taj Gibson scored 16 points in 31 minutes against the Nets on Thursday to go with five boards, two assists and two blocks.

He continues to excel off the bench and has arguably become the Bulls' second-best player behind Joakim Noah. Gibson's numbers off the bench are noticeably worse than when he starts, but averages of 11.7 points, 6.1 boards, 1.4 blocks and 0.4 steals on 48.0 percent from the field in his previous 12 games off the bench are solid. He's a must-own player and is trending up in fantasy leagues.
Feb 13 - 10:52 PM

Taj Gibson will likely come off the bench on Thursday with Carlos Boozer (calf) expected to return to the starting lineup.

Gibson has been terrific on both ends of the court and there's little doubt that he's outplaying Boozer, but for now coach Tom Thibodeau prefers to keep his usual rotations intact. Gibson will still get heavy minutes off the bench and deserves a spot in all active fantasy lineups.
Feb 13 - 3:54 PM

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PG1Kirk Hinrich
2D.J. Augustin
3Jimmer Fredette
4Mike James
5Derrick Rose
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Ronnie Brewer
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Taj Gibson
3Louis Amundson
4Greg Smith
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed