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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
Contract: view contract details

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Taj Gibson scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in the Wolves loss to the Celtics on Thursday night.
Gibson had just one assist and didn't register a steal or block. Gibson continues to score efficiently (he's shooting 62.4 percent from the floor over his last ten contests), but has five or fewer rebounds in four straight games. Mar 8 - 11:20 PM

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Taj Gibson (left hip contusion) finished with 12 points in his return to the lineup Friday in Utah.

Gibson hit a very efficient 6-of-8 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and a steal across 39 minutes. Coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game that Gibson was feeling much better, and the fact he didn't play with any kind of minutes cap or restrictions means Gibson is officially 100 percent. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, you'll now have to wait until Thursday until he and his team play again.
Mar 3 - 2:36 AM

Taj Gibson (left hip contusion) will play on Friday vs. the Jazz.

Gibson didn't want to talk about the injury, but coach Tom Thibodeau said he's feeling much better. Deploy him like you normally would, and he'll have plenty of time to heal up after this one with the Wolves off until next Thursday.
Mar 2 - 9:29 PM

Taj Gibson (left hip contusion) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Jazz.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said Gibson is feeling much better, but he will make a final decision following warmups. If Gibson does end up sitting, Gorgui Dieng will likely pick up most of his minutes.
Mar 2 - 9:19 PM

Taj Gibson (left hip contusion) is questionable against the Jazz on Friday.

He suffered the injury last night and he did not play in the fourth quarter. Gibson hasn't missed a game all season, but the Wolves are on a back-to-back set today. In the fourth last night, it was Gorgui Dieng who picked up most of the minutes at the four while the Wolves even pulled out some two-PG lineups to help fill minutes. Expect Taj to be a game-time call for a late start.
Mar 2 - 2:58 PM

Taj Gibson rolled up 19 points with 10 rebounds over 36 minutes in Saturday's home victory against Chicago.

Gibson stepped up his game against his former team, hitting 7-of-11 from the field while going 5-of-7 from the free-throw line. He also was able to dish out three assists with a steal while adding a plus-13 rating. It's all hands on deck in the Twin Cities with Jimmy Butler (knee) going down with a longer-term injury, so everyone will see their offensive responsibilities increase.
Feb 25 - 12:13 AM

Taj Gibson scored a career-high 28 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 39 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

He continues to be the steady hand and maybe he's just what the Wolves needed to be a playoff team. They are tied with the Spurs for the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference and may have the inside track for that spot with the Spurs having a really tough schedule ahead. Gibson has quietly coasted to top-40 value in nine-category leagues this season and has been a steal for his fantasy owners. In Thibs he trusts.
Feb 15 - 11:47 PM

Taj Gibson posted 15 points with six rebounds over 32 minutes in Sunday's win against the Kings.

Gibson was a solid 6-of-11 from the field, and 3-of-3 from the free-throw stripe, but he saw a few less minutes due to foul trouble. That led to Nemanja Bjelica seeing some extra run, though he did nothing with the opportunity. Gibson is averaging 11.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots per game over his past four outings. He has turned in mid-round fantasy value for a good chunk of the season.
Feb 11 - 9:52 PM

Taj Gibson posted 10 points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot over 27 minutes in Friday's 114-113 loss at Chicago.

Gibson did a good job in his first game back in Chicago since an offseason trade, but it was Jimmy Butler who stole the spotlight with 38 points. He has been up and down with just 10.0 PPG in four games in the month of February, and he is averaging just 6.3 RPG and 1.0 APG. Gibson has been struggling at the offensive end, but fantasy owners should stick with him since he has turned in mid-round fantasy value for most of the season.
Feb 10 - 1:31 AM

Taj Gibson scored 12 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

He did suffer a mild leg tweak in the fourth quarter, but he stayed in the game and looked fine. Gibson's rebounding numbers were down recently with this being his first double-digit board game since Jan. 8 against the Cavs. He's chugging along as a mid-round fantasy power forward and should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 26 - 12:48 AM

Taj Gibson hit 9-of-16 shots for 18 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Magic.

He probably would have done even more, but he ended up fouling out before it was over. The 18 points are the most he's scored in January, but he's been playing really well, scoring in double digits in five of his last six games while doing some nice rebounding. He's not a huge shot blocker, nor does he steal the ball a lot, but he does have five steals over his last two games. He's been worth a sixth-round pick this season and is putting the ball in the basket right now.
Jan 16 - 9:38 PM

Taj Gibson posted nine points with five rebounds and an assist across 28 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 win against the Thunder.

Gibson hit 4-of-5 from the field, but his playing time was rather limited due to foul trouble. In fact, he ended up fouling out, giving Gorgui Dieng and Nemanja Bjelica a little more time. He'll look to avoid the referee's whistle and build on his solid shooting night on Friday evening against the visiting Knicks.
Jan 11 - 12:14 AM

Taj Gibson scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting vs. the Pacers, adding nine rebounds (four offensive) and a pair of blocks.

Minnesota didn't make a single 3-pointer in the first half, going 0-of-7, but they sank four of them in the second half in a lopsided road win. Gibson went 1-of-2 behind the arc tonight and has been a sneaky mid-round fantasy asset this month, thanks to huge minutes (35.7) and terrific efficiency (60.5% field goals, 0.8 turnovers).
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Taj Gibson had another productive game on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets with 20 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block before fouling out in 40 minutes.

Even with Gorgui Dieng behind him and Nemanja Bjelica back from his injury, Gibson continues to play heavy minutes and is averaging nearly 36 minutes per game in December. He's averaging 13.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks over the past month, so while he's not a sexy fantasy asset, he's getting the job done for his fantasy owners.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Taj Gibson torched the Lakers for 23 points, nine rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on Monday, hitting 11-of-13 shots in 34 minutes.

Gibson is playing well for the Wolves this season and should be owned in all leagues. The TNT crew said he matched his season high with 24 points tonight, but he ended up missing it by one. He shot it lights-out and grabbed a lot of loose balls. Gibson has rendered Gorgui Dieng nearly useless in Minnesota this season.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 01:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

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