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Name  Taj Gibson
Born  6/24/1985
Height  6-9
Weight  225
College  USC
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.
1/3/2014 9:18:00 AM
Description: Bulls F/C Taj Gibson has an injured his wrist, but is not expected to miss any time.
Insight: Gibson took a hard foul from the Celtics Jared Sullinger. He's a solid off the bench guy who averages 11.9 ppg and 6.3 rpg.
Hot12/27/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: Bulls F/C Taj Gibson has averaged 14.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game over his last 14 games.
Insight: Gibson is averaging career highs with 27 minutes, 10 field goals attempts and 12 points per game this season.
5/9/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Sources say that Bulls forward Taj Gibson won't be suspended for Game 3 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner in Game 2, according to Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida.
Insight: Gibson was ejected from Game 2 after picking up two technicals. He might still be fined, but he'll be on the court Friday in all likelihood when the series shifts back to Chicago.
5/9/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: It's possible that Bulls forward Taj Gibson could be suspended for Friday night's Game 3 against Miami. SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
Insight: The general consensus is that the refs overreacted to some of the physical play on Wednesday night. Even so, Gibson may have crossed the line during a heated confrontation with referee Scott Foster in the fourth quarter. A decision on any discipline for Gibson will probably be decided later today.
5/8/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago forward Taj Gibson went ballistic on a referee and ended up getting ejected Wednesday against the Heat.
Insight: Joakim Noah also went for an early shower. Gibson put up eight points and three rebounds in 14 minutes of action.
4/15/2013 6:29:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Taj Gibson will be in action Monday versus Orlando, though ESPN Chicago suspects that he'll be on a minutes limit. He's been out with a knee injury since April 2nd.
Insight: Gibson only averages 22 mpg so his ceiling isn't all that high to begin with. With so much of the league on hiatus right now, he could be worth a look in deeper formats.
4/11/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Chicago forward Taj Gibson (knee) will miss Thursday's game against the Knicks.
Insight: Gibson (7.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg) is dealing with a sprained MCL. The hope is that he'll be back before the playoffs begin in two weeks.
4/9/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: Chicago forward Taj Gibson (knee) will miss Tuesday's game, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Gibson (7.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg) is dealing with a sprained MCL. The hope is that he'll be back before the playoffs begin in two weeks.