Taj Gibson

#22 PF / Chicago Bulls / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-9 Weight: 225 lb Age: 30 College: USC

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Posts 18 points in Friday loss

    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.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Plays 45 minutes in Monday's overtime loss

    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.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Reels in 11 boards Sunday

    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.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Playing with corneal abrasion

    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.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Records 10 boards in win over Pistons

    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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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Plays 30 minutes Friday

    Gibson recorded nine points (4-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, and one assist in 30 minutes during the Bulls' 83-77 loss to the Mavericks on Friday. Gibson is averaging eight points (51.5 FG, 75.0 FT), 7.8 rebounds, 0.4 assists, and 0.2 steals in 27 minutes per game over the last five contests. Meanwhile, Joakim Noah, who had been back for four games, left with a separated shoulder--the same injury to the same shoulder he suffered in late December--and it is unclear how much time Noah will be forced to miss. As a result, Gibson is once again likely to see a spike in playing time over the next few weeks.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Plays 19 minutes Monday

    Gibson recorded four points (2-4 FG) and four rebounds in 19 minutes during the Bulls' 114-100 loss to the Wizards on Monday. Gibson had seen 25 or more minutes in the previous ten games. However, the return of Joakim Noah (shoulder) spelled the end of Gibson's extended run. He seems likely to continue starting, but unless another injury were to occur down low, his value will probably be somewhat minimal going forward--especially in comparison to the last couple weeks.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Matches career-high six blocks Tuesday

    Gibson scored 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT) and added 14 rebounds, six blocks, one assist, and one steal in 38 minutes during the Bulls' 117-106 win against the Bucks on Tuesday. Gibson delivered an efficient double-double on Tuesday while swatting six shots. Over the past five games, he is averaging 7.4 points (50.0 FG, 55.6 FT), 10.6 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 1.6 assists, and one steal in 33 minutes per game. Joakim Noah (shoulder) has not yet begun practicing, so Gibson will likely continue seeing heavy minutes for at least another couple contests.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Grabs season-high 14 boards Wednesday

    Gibson scored six points (3-7 FG), collected 14 rebounds, dished two assists, swiped two steals, and recorded one rejection in 37 minutes during the Bulls' 102-100 overtime win over the Pacers on Wednesday. Gibson was a monster on the glass on Wednesday, pulling down a season-high and game-high 14 rebounds in 37 minutes. During the last five games, Gibson is posting nine points (56.4 FG, 20.0 FT), 10.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steal, and 0.8 blocks in 35 minutes per game. He is only earning one free-throw attempt per night during that same span, but overall those are serviceable stats in plenty of leagues. With Joakim Noah (shoulder) out for at least another week, Gibson is likely to continue seeing extended minutes for the time being.

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    Bulls' Taj Gibson: Scores double-digit points for third straight game

    Gibson produced 12 points (6-8 FG, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds (four offensive), and one steal across 33 minutes in Saturday's 118-111 loss to the Mavericks. Gibson has now seen 30-plus minutes in three consecutive contests, and should be able to maintain that level playing time while Joakim Noah (shoulder) remains out for the next two-to-four weeks. Unsurprisingly, the added minutes have led to elevated production for Gibson, who is averaging 11.7 points, nine boards, 2.3 assists, and 0.7 blocks while shooting 68 percent from the field in those three games. Those numbers are certainly beneficial to fantasy players in mid-sized and deep formats.

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