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22 Taj Gibson PF
Height/Weight: 6-9/225 | Birthdate: 6/24/1985 | Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY | Team: Chicago Bulls | College: USC | NBA Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 92/60 | Average Draft Position: 107.61
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Rose (illness), Gibson (ankle) questionable for Thursday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:09 pm ET) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said guard Derrick Rose missed shootaround Thursday because an illness and is being listed as questionable for the game against the Knicks.

He added forward Taj Gibson also missed the shootaround because of an ankle injury and is also questionable to play Thursday.


Bulls' Taj Gibson pulls down 17 rebounds on Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Bulls forward Taj Gibson pulled down 17 rebounds on Monday against the Hawks.

Gibson was a monster on the boards, coming up with 12 defensive rebounds. He managed to pick up five offensive rebounds. He was also active on the scoring side, picking up 15 points for the double-double. 


Bulls Taj Gibson probable, Doug McDermott out Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (ankle) is probable for Friday's game against Portland, the Chicago Tribune reports. Gibson doubled up in his first game back from a six-game absence Wednesday against the Nets.

Meanwhile, forward Doug McDermott won't play Friday and will have his knee re-examined. His next chance to return will come Sunday in Miami.


Bulls PF Taj Gibson doubles up, blocks six shots vs. Nets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson scored 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking a season-high six shots in his team's 105-80 win over the Nets Wednesday.

Gibson missed six games with an ankle injury before returning Saturday and stepping his performance up Wednesday. The double-double was just his second of the season and his 10 rebounds matched a season-high. Gibson also managed to kick in three assists in 31 minutes of action Wednesday. He'll look to keep rolling Friday against the Blazers.


Bulls' Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah to play Saturday; McDermott out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) After missing six games with an ankle injury, Bulls forward Taj Gibson is expected to return to action Saturday against Golden State, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.

Bulls center Joakim Noah is also expected to play Saturday. Noah has been nursing an ankle injury, but it has not prevented from missing any games.

The Bulls will be without forward Doug McDermott who is dealing with a knee injury. It will be the third straight game McDermott has missed. His next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against Brooklyn.


Bulls PF Taj Gibson all but set to return Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson has missed six straight games with a left ankle injury, but he doesn't plan on making it seven. He is seeking to return Saturday night against Golden State, per the Chicago Tribune, which is reporting that he is on schedule to be green-lighted.

Gibson averaged 12.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 29 minutes in 12 games before going down.


Bulls' Taj Gibson out again Wednesday against Hornets


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Bulls forward Taj Gibson will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday against the Hornets with a left ankle injury. 

Gibson has been out since Nov. 21 against the Blazers when he left the game. 

Gibson is averaging 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. 


Bulls rule forward Taj Gibson out Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Bulls will again be without forward Taj Gibson for Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks, reports the Chicago Tribune.

It will be Gibson’s fifth straight game he has missed since spraining his ankle Nov. 21. His next opportunity to play will be Wednesday at Charlotte.


Bulls PF Taj Gibson feeling better, remains without timetable


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Sunday's game that power forward Taj Gibson is feeling better but remains without a timetable for return, ESPNChicago.com reports.

"He felt pretty good [Saturday]," Thibodeau said. "There's no timetable, but we'll see where he is [Monday], but he's feeling a lot better."

Gibson suffered a sprained ankle on Nov. 21 and has dealt with multiple issues with the injured ankle over the past year, causing him to proceed with caution in his rehab.


Bulls forward Taj Gibson officially out Sunday against Nets


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) The Bulls officially listed power forward Taj Gibson as out for Sunday's game against the Nets with an ankle injury. Gibson was not expected to play before this confirmation. 

Gibson is averaging 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. 


Bulls do not expect forward Taj Gibson to play Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters Saturday he expects every player except forward Taj Gibson to be available for Sunday’s game at Brooklyn, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Gibson has missed the last three games while dealing with a sprained ankle. His next opportunity to play will be Tuesday against Dallas.


Bulls rule out Taj GIbson for Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) The Bulls announced that power forward Taj Gibson won't play Friday at Boston due to an ankle injury.

Bulls rule out Kirk Hinrich, Taj Gibson on Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) The Bulls have ruled out Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson against the Jazz.

Hinrich came into the contest as a game-time decision. He's dealing with a chest injury. Gibson was expected to miss Monday's game due to an ankle injury. 


Bulls send Taj Gibson to Chicago for evaluation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (ankle) has been sent back to Chicago to be examined by team doctors, the Chicago Tribune reports. Gibson sprained his ankle for the third time in seven months Friday.

"The encouraging thing is there was not much swelling," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I don’t want to play doctor. Dr. (Brian) Cole will make that determination."

Gibson is set to miss Monday and Tuesday action at the very least, and Thibodeau said that it hasn't been decided if the power forward will meet the team in Boston for Friday's game.


X-rays on Bulls PF Taj Gibson's ankle come back clean


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) X-rays on the sprained ankle of Bulls power forward Taj Gibson have come back negative, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Gibson has dealt with multiple ankle issues this season, and he was seen in a walking boot and crutches after suffering his latest injury in Friday's game. The Bulls don't play again until Monday (and again Tuesday), but it's possible the power forward will need some time on the shelf to give the ankle time to heal.


Bulls PF Taj Gibson sprains ankle Friday, won't return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson suffered an ankle sprain in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Blazers and will not return, the team announced.

Gibson appeared to be in severe pain after suffering the injury and ultimately had to be helped off the court and to the locker room. Though the the team didn't have any further announcement about the severity of the injury, it's entirely possible the injury could cost Gibson some time. The Bulls don't play again until Monday and Tuesday.


Bulls' Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson probable for Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler and forward Taj Gibson are probable for Friday's game against the 76ers.

Butler has been battling through a thumb injury, but was able to play Wednesday. Gibson is dealing with an ankle injury. He was also able to go Wednesday. 


Bulls F Taj Gibson delivers 23-10 line in win vs. Bucks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Bulls forward Taj Gibson scored a team-high 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 95-86 win over the Bucks Wednesday.

Both the points and rebounds represented a season high for Gibson, who racked up 44 minutes in the win. He also tacked on two assists and one steal Wednesday. Gibson and the Bills will face the 76ers Friday.


Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler good to go for Bulls vs. Magic


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (sprained ankle) and guard Jimmy Butler (thumb) were both deemed "good to go" for Tuesday's game against the Magic, per the team's official website. With Joakim Noah sidelined with an illness, Gibson is likely to earn his first start of the season.

Taj Gibson probable despite ankle injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (sprained ankle) is probable for Tuesday night's game against the Magic. Gibson could see increased minutes with center Joakim Noah (illness) doubtful to play.

Bulls G Derrick Rose, F Taj Gibson back at practice Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that point guard Derrick Rose (ankle) and power forward Taj Gibson (ankle) each participated in practice on Monday. Thibodeau added that the team will "see how Rose feels" before deciding if he'll play Tuesday night against the Magic, according to ESPN Chicago. Both players were officially listed as probable for the game, Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Bulls F Taj Gibson labeled inactive for Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Bulls have added forward Taj Gibson to the inactive list for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, per the Star Tribune. Gibson suffered a high ankle sprain the previous night against the Cavaliers. He has combined for 32 points over his first two games.

His next chance to return will come Tuesday at home against the Magic.


Bulls' Taj Gibson able to return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Bulls forward Taj Gibson was able to return to action Friday against the Cavs.

Gibson left the game early in the fourth quarter. After going back to the locker room and missing a couple minutes, Gibson returned to the floor. He's dealing with an ankle sprain. 


Bulls forward Taj Gibson heads to locker room with ankle issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Bulls forward Taj Gibson appeared to roll his ankle Friday against the Cavs.

Gibson hurt himself early in the fourth quarter. After laying on the court briefly, Gibson was able to hobble off. He went to the locker room shortly after leaving the floor. He was ruled questionable to return due to a left ankle sprain. 


Bulls F Taj Gibson scores team-high 22 points in opening win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Bulls power forward Taj Gibson scored a team-high 22 points on a sparling 10 of 12 shooting from the field in his team's 104-80 win over the Knicks in Wednesday's regular-season opener.

Gibson played 28 minutes off the bench while also recording eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in the win. It was his best shooting performance since going 11 for 13 in a win over the Pistons in November of last year. The Bulls are set to face the Cavaliers Friday.