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Position
F
 
Jersey
22
Name  Taj Gibson
Born  6/24/1985
Height  6-9
Weight  225
College  USC
11/28/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson (sprained left ankle) will miss Friday's game against Boston.
Insight: Gibson was hoping to return in time for Friday's game, but that won't happen. He's averaging 12.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg primarily off the bench, but when he starts he's been better (15.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.2 apg). Nikola Mirotic could see more playing time.
 
11/25/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle on Friday for a third time since last spring and will miss a second consecutive game Tuesday.
Insight: Gibson hopes to return in time for Friday's game, but there are no guarantees. He's averaging 12.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg primarily off the bench, but when he starts he's been better (15.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.2 apg).
 
11/22/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle on Friday for a third time since last spring.
Insight: Gibson will likely sit out longer with this sprain because the same injury keeps reoccuring. Gibson said he wants to be out there and play, but it is a long season and that he needs to rest and get healthy. That could help the value of Nikola Mirotic, who posted 24 points and 11 rebounds replacing Gibson on Friday, but Pau Gasol will play in front of Mirotic once he is healthy.
 
Hot11/20/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson will start for injured Pau Gasol again Thursday and is in line for big numbers.
Insight: Gibson scored 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, a steal and two blocks Monday in 41 minutes and could easily duplicate, or better, those totals.
 
11/18/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson started for injured Pau Gasol and posted solid fantasy numbers.
Insight: Gibson scored 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, a steal and two blocks.
 
11/5/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson led the team with 23 points against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Insight: Gibson also had 10 rebounds to register a double-double. He shot 9-of-17 from the field and 5-of-9 at the line.
 
11/4/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson (ankle) practiced Monday and should be ready to play Tuesday against Orlando.
Insight: Gibson is averaging 28 minutes a game despite all the talent the Bulls have up front and posting solid numbers - 16 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.5 apg.
 
10/31/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson played very well coming off the bench in the season opener and given a chance can certainly repeat those numbers.
Insight: Gibson played 28 minutes, scoring 22 points and pulling down eight rebounds, but that was against a weak Knicks team. Let's see what kind of role and output he posted Friday night against Cleveland.
 
10/20/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: As far as drafting bench players goes, Bulls forward Taj Gibson should be one of the top bench players taken in fantasy drafts.
Insight: Gibson averaged 19.3 PPG, 2.8 APG, 9.8 RPG, and 1.8 BPG in seven starts last season. The front court is crowded in Chicago, but should Joakim Noah or Pau Gasol go down, Gibson will start and Chicago shouldn't miss a beat. He will be a great sixth man as well, which makes him a late value pickup in fantasy.
 
5/24/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Taj Gibson has been told he'll be the Bulls' starter at power forward next season. SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: The implication is that Carlos Boozer is on his way out of Chi-Town. Boozer could be tough to trade given his gigantic $16.8 million salary but Gibson (13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg) has certainly earned his place in the starting lineup.
 
4/30/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said that Taj Gibson sprained his ankle Tuesday night, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Gibson exited Game 5 of Chicago's playoff series against the Wizards with the injury and never returned. Washington eliminated the Bulls despite Gibson averaging 18.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game in the series. The 28-year-old had his best season in 2013-14 (13 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.4 bpg).
 
4/29/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Bulls PF/C Taj Gibson rolled his left ankle on John Wall's foot during Tuesday's game and was helped to the locker room, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: The Bulls are trailing 3-1 in the series and 68-62 with 6:03 left in the fourth quarter in Game 5 Tuesday. Gibson averaged 19.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over the first four games of the series and had 12 points, four boards and three blocks before exiting Tuesday.
 
4/27/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Bulls PF/C Taj Gibson netted a game-high 32 points Sunday in a Game 4 loss to Washington.
Insight: Gibson scored 20 of those points in the first half. He shot an incredible 81.3 percent from the floor (13-of-16) and spent most of the game manhandling Trevor Booker in the low post. Of course, things will be a lot harder for Gibson Tuesday when Nene returns from his one-game suspension.
 
Hot4/23/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Chicago PF/C Taj Gibson recorded his fourth career postseason double-double Tuesday against Washington.
Insight: He finished with 22 points, ten boards and three blocked shots. Despite Gibson's efforts, the Bulls are down 0-2 and will have to win the next couple on the road to have any chance of coming back in this series.
 
Hot3/28/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson has averaged 16.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks over his last seven games.
Insight: Chicago has stuck with Carlos Boozer as the starting power forward but Gibson has been playing more minutes than him for three straight months.
 
Hot3/19/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson was the man Wednesday in an eight-point win over Philadelphia.
Insight: Gibson collected 19 points and 13 rebounds in 30 minutes of action. He's been on a roll lately with averages of 18 ppg and 9.7 rpg over his last three contests. Chicago's next game is Friday against the Pacers.
 
Hot2/26/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Taj Gibson has averaged 16 points and 6.8 rebounds in six games since Carlos Boozer returned to the starting lineup. He had 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 27 minutes Wednesday against the Warriors.
Insight: Gibson was a 22-10 monster in the three games Boozer missed, and while he hasn't quite reached that level since Boozer returned he has still been a good fantasy option. Gibson has scored in double figures in 17 of his last 18 games and averaged 16.4 ppg in that span.
 
Hot2/11/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: No Carlos Boozer, no problem. The Bulls won big Tuesday thanks in part to Taj Gibson's 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Insight: Gibson was two points away from tying his career-high. Over his last three games, Gibson has played 137 of a possible 144 minutes. He'll have one day to rest up before Thursday's big game against Brooklyn.
 
2/11/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Bulls F/C Taj Gibson would return to the bench if Carlos Boozer (game-time decision) is healthy.
Insight: Gibson averaged 22 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.0 spg, 2.0 bpg over the past two contests with Boozer out of the lineup. His fantasy value is completely dependent upon his playing time.
 
1/24/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Bulls F/C Taj Gibson returns to the bench with Carlos Boozer healthy again and his value takes a huge hit.
Insight: Gibson, who put up 26 points while replacing Boozer on Wednesday and averages 19 ppg and 9.3 rpg as a starter, will come off the bench where he averages 11.3 ppg and 6.2 rpg.