Gibson recorded 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds and three blocks ove 36 minutes in Friday's 110-105 loss to the Nuggets. The veteran power forward saw an uptick in production with frontcourt mate Pau Gasol sitting out the contest with a hand injury. Gibson provided his typical outstanding work on the glass and on defense, tallying a trio of stuffs for the second time in three February contests. Gibson's scoring total was also a season high, as were the shot attempts. While the one-night boost was certainly a welcome sight for fantasy owners in all formats, the seven-year pro's offensive production isn't representative of what he provides when Gasol is active.
Gibson recorded seven points (2-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and one steal in 45 minutes during the Bulls' 105-96 overtime loss to the Jazz on Monday. Gibson continues to play heavy minutes with Joakim Noah (shoulder) and Nikola Mitotic (appendectomy) sidelined, and Gibson will likely continue to see extended opportunity until at the very least until Mitotic returns. Since Noah is out for the year and rookie Bobby Portis is still best used as a reserve, Gibson is the obvious choice to start alongside Pau Gasol and receive a plentiful load of minutes for the foreseeable future.
Gibson contributed seven points (3-8 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds (five offensive), two blocks, and one assist across 30 minutes in Sunday's 120-93 loss to the Clippers. Gibson has corralled 11 boards in back-to-back contests, and should remain a very solid contributor in that category while his minutes remain plentiful in the wake of Joakim Noah's likely season-ending shoulder injury. He's worth plucking off the waiver wire in most formats if he's still out there.
Gibson will play Saturday at Cleveland, despite a corneal abrasion in his left eye, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Gibson will sport a new look in the form of goggles, which could have an impact on his game. No matter, he hasn't exactly been used heavily in three games without Joakim Noah (shoulder), averaging seven points (on 43 percent shooting), 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, and 0.7 assists in 26 minutes.
Gibson tallied eight points (4-9 FG), 10 rebounds, and two blocks across 36 minutes in Monday's 111-101 win over the Pistons. In the Bulls' first game without Joakim Noah, who has been ruled out for four-to-six months after undergoing shoulder surgery, it was Gibson who was one of the primary beneficiaries. Among the Bulls' stable of big men, Gibson does a better job than Nikola Mirotic or Bobby Portis of replicating the defensive energy Noah brings, so expect him to regularly clear 30 minutes per game, which should put him in prime positions most days to pull down double-digit rebounds.
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