Gibson provided 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, an assist, and a steal over 17 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Trail Blazers. After looking like he would become a larger part of the Bulls' rotation earlier this month, Gibson has fallen below 20 minutes in both of the past two games. He was at least effective during his time on the court Tuesday, but the crowding in a frontcourt rotation that includes Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, and Joakim Noah will continue to work against Gibson.
Gibson was a spark plug off the bench Monday, scoring nine points with 11 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in 31 minutes in a 96-95 win over the Pacers. The Bulls had to do everything in their power to contain Paul George, and Gibson stepped up to provide some relief for Jimmy Butler off the bench. He made some nice plays with Joakim Noah on the court and even had a huge block on George. Gibson is beginning to turn things around after a slow start in an attempt to regain his status as one of the best sixth men in the NBA.
Gibson scored six points (3-3 FG, 0-1 FT) and grabbed three rebounds over 16 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets. Gibson and Joakim Noah are seeing roughly the same allotment of playing time off the bench this season, but since both are under the 20-minute mark, it's hard to wring much value out of either player from a fantasy perspective. Like Noah, Gibson brings solid defense to the table, but he's represented the greater offensive threat of the two players through five games. He's averaging 5.6 points on 55 percent shooting from the floor.
Gibson scored 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 23 minutes Friday against the Mavericks. Gibson was sharp Friday and actually played more minutes than both starters Pau Gasol (22) and Nikola Mirotic (19). It appears Joakim Noah will be coming off of the bench with Gibson to start the season, which might be a good thing for Gibson since the two play so well together and Noah will defer to him offensively. Gibson is not an elite fantasy option by any means, but his ability to rebound and block shots does leave him with value.
Bulls point forward Taj Gibson posted 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, and one assist in a preseason loss to the Hornets on Monday. Gibson was once a fantasy darling, but he seems to be lost in the muck in Chicago. The power forward is still a great player, but he's hard to trust for fantasy with all the frontcourt depth the Bulls have this season If there are one or two injuries to any of the forwards or centers in Chicago, Gibson's value would rise exponentially.
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