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Taj Gibson
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10.8 6.2 0.9
Team: MinnesotaHeight: 6-9 Born: 6/24/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 245 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
College: USCDraft: 1st Round 26th pick by Bulls (2009)


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July 8 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST22:44 UAE20:4414:44 ET1:44 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson was arrested for a traffic violation in New York City. The New York Police Department says a 2016 Mercedes Benz sedan made an illegal U-turn in Queens early Thursday. Police stopped the car and Gibson, who was driving, produced a suspended Illinois driver's license.
Analysis: Gibson recently agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract to play in Minnesota. The deal reunites the 32-year-old power forward with Tom Thibodeau, who coached him for five seasons in Chicago.
July 2 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST19:54 UAE17:5411:54 ET10:54 AM CTNaN:� - Gibson has agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract with the Timberwolves.
Analysis: The eight-year veteran gets a reunion with Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau, whom he played under for five seasons in Chicago. Gibson has only averaged 9.4 points per game during his career, but he's a solid rebounder who should help bolster Minnesota on the defensive end, a glaring weakness for the Timberwolves last season.
Apr. 25 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST6:32 UAE (+1)04:3222:32 ET9:32 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 10 points Tuesday on 4-of-7 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Houston Rockets 105-99. Gibson grabbed eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 24:59 of playing time.
Apr. 23 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET1:23 GMT9:23 6:23 PM MST8:23 PM EST5:23 UAE (+1)03:2321:23 ET8:23 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored six points Sunday, going 2 of 5 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Houston Rockets 113-109. Gibson grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 22:18 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
Apr. 22 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST8:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 20 points Friday, going 10 of 13 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Houston Rockets 115-113. Gibson grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 29:25 of playing time.
Analysis: Gibson stepped up after scoring 13 total in the first two games. Friday's point total was his most in a playoff game since scoring a postseason career-best 32 for the Bulls at Washington on April 27, 2014.
Apr. 19 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST6:07 UAE (+1)04:0722:07 ET9:07 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored eight points Wednesday, going 3 of 6 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Houston Rockets 115-111. Gibson pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +17 in his 20:47 of playing time.
Apr. 12 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST6:21 UAE (+1)04:2122:21 ET9:21 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 13 points Wednesday on 4-of-11 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Denver Nuggets 111-105. Gibson grabbed seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 22:08 on the floor. He added two blocks.
Apr. 11 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST20:02 UAE18:0212:02 ET11:02 AM CTNaN:� - Gibson (rest) will return for Wednesday's regular-season finale after not playing Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
Analysis: The Thunder know they'll be playing the Rockets in the first round, so there's no reason to risk injury to anyone, but apparently they wanted to give Gibson a bit of playing time before the playoffs.
Apr. 9 6:45 PM PT7:45 PM MT8:45 PM CT9:45 PM ET1:45 GMT9:45 6:45 PM MST8:45 PM EST5:45 UAE (+1)03:4521:45 ET8:45 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored eight points Sunday, going 3 of 9 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Denver Nuggets 106-105. Gibson grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -14 in his 17:45 of playing time.
Apr. 8 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST8:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 12 points Friday on 6-of-10 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Phoenix Suns 120-99. Gibson pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 15:57 on the floor. He added one block.
Apr. 5 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET1:46 GMT9:46 6:46 PM MST8:46 PM EST5:46 UAE (+1)03:4621:46 ET8:46 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored eight points Wednesday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 103-100. Gibson grabbed seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 26:10 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Apr. 4 6:41 PM PT7:41 PM MT8:41 PM CT9:41 PM ET1:41 GMT9:41 6:41 PM MST8:41 PM EST5:41 UAE (+1)03:4121:41 ET8:41 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 12 points Tuesday, going 5 of 7 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79. Gibson grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +19 in his 20:02 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Apr. 2 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST0:59 UAE (+1)22:5916:59 ET3:59 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored four points Sunday, going 2 of 3 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Charlotte Hornets 113-101. Gibson grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -14 in his 13:10 on the floor. He added two blocks and one steal.
Mar. 31 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST19:13 UAE17:1311:13 ET10:13 AM CTNaN:� - Gibson will return Sunday after missing Friday's game with an illness.
Analysis: Gibson has scored in double figures in six of the 10 games he's played since joining the starting lineup.
Mar. 29 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST7:10 UAE (+1)05:1023:10 ET10:10 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored two points Wednesday, going 1 of 5 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Orlando Magic 114-106 in overtime. Gibson pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 23:49 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.
Mar. 27 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST6:46 UAE (+1)04:4622:46 ET9:46 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 13 points Monday on 6-of-10 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Dallas Mavericks 92-91. Gibson pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +27 in his 24:12 on the floor. He added one block.
Mar. 26 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST2:22 UAE (+1)00:2218:22 ET5:22 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 12 points Sunday, going 6 of 7 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Houston Rockets 137-125. Gibson grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 17:26 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Mar. 22 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST5:57 UAE (+1)02:5721:57 ET7:57 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored eight points Wednesday, going 4 of 8 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Philadelphia 76ers 122-97. Gibson pulled down three rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 13:24 of playing time.
Mar. 20 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST6:58 UAE (+1)03:5822:58 ET8:58 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 10 points Monday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Golden State Warriors 111-95. Gibson grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 21:20 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
Mar. 16 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET1:21 GMT9:21 6:21 PM MST8:21 PM EST5:21 UAE (+1)02:2121:21 ET7:21 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 10 points Thursday, going 4 of 8 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 123-102. Gibson grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +26 in his 24:13 on the floor. He tacked on two steals.
Mar. 14 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET1:23 GMT9:23 6:23 PM MST8:23 PM EST5:23 UAE (+1)02:2321:23 ET7:23 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 17 points Tuesday on 8-of-17 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Brooklyn Nets 122-104. Gibson grabbed eight rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 23:56 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
Mar. 12 11:28 AM PT12:28 PM MT1:28 PM CT2:28 PM ET18:28 GMT2:28 11:28 AM MST1:28 PM EST22:28 UAE19:2814:28 ET12:28 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson will start Tuesday's game against the Nets after being listed as questionable with a hip injury which kept him out of practice over the weekend.
Analysis: In nine games since being acquired in a trade with the Bulls, Gibson is averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Mar. 11 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET22:29 GMT6:29 3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST2:29 UAE (+1)23:2917:29 ET4:29 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 15 points Saturday on 7-of-9 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Utah Jazz 112-104. Gibson pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +22 in his 22:02 on the floor.
Analysis: Gibson, who played in his ninth game since being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, was limited to 21 minutes due to a sore hip.
Mar. 9 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored seven points Thursday on 3-of-7 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the San Antonio Spurs 102-92. Gibson grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 22:20 of playing time. He added one block.
Mar. 7 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST6:46 UAE (+1)03:4621:46 ET8:46 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored three points Tuesday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 126-121. Gibson grabbed eight rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 23:23 on the floor.
Mar. 5 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST7:46 UAE (+1)04:4622:46 ET9:46 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored six points Sunday on 2-of-5 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Dallas Mavericks 104-89. Gibson pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 23:25 of playing time.
Mar. 3 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 15 points Thursday on 6-of-9 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 114-109. Gibson pulled down six rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 32:40 of playing time. He added two blocks and two steals. Gibson went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Mar. 3 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST8:15 UAE05:1523:15 ET10:15 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored three points Friday, going 1 of 3 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Phoenix Suns 118-111. Gibson pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 14:10 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Feb. 28 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored seven points Tuesday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Utah Jazz 109-106. Gibson grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 26:24 of playing time. He added two blocks.
Feb. 24 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST8:19 UAE05:1923:19 ET10:19 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson had 12 points in his Thunder debut Friday.
Analysis: Gibson is glad to have Russell Westbrook as a teammate now instead of an opponent. "It's a lot easier, because when he's coming at you full speed and he has that mentality where he's just so mad, it's scary. You've got to get out the way," Gibson said.
Feb. 23 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST23:05 UAE20:0514:05 ET1:05 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson and Doug McDermott are headed to the Thunder for Cameron Payne and Joffrey Lauvergne.
Analysis: The free-agent-to-be should have a chance to boost his stats in OKC, where Russell Westbrook will be able to get him some easy looks after drawing double teams.
Jan. 29 1:29 PM PT2:29 PM MT3:29 PM CT4:29 PM ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST1:29 UAE (+1)22:2916:29 ET3:29 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson will play Wednesday after having to miss Sunday's game against Philadelphia with a sore left ankle.
Analysis: Gibson missed a game on Jan. 17 with ankle soreness but had played in five straight before sitting out Sunday, then went through a full practice Tuesday. He's averaging 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds but has failed to reach those marks in four of his last five games.
Jan. 17 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST2:24 UAE (+1)23:2417:24 ET4:24 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson (ankle) will return Friday to play against the Hawks.
Analysis: Gibson sat out Tuesday's game against Dallas and did not practice Wednesday, but that was more of a precaution for an injury that was considered very minor. He returned to practice Thursday and should be back in the starting lineup Friday. Gibson has averaged 13.8 points and 11.3 rebounds in his last four games.
Jan. 14 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET23:50 GMT7:50 4:50 PM MST6:50 PM EST3:50 UAE (+1)00:5018:50 ET5:50 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson had 15 points and a season-high 16 rebounds as the Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak with a 107-99 victory over the Pelicans on Saturday at the United Center.
Analysis: The Bulls are back on the court Sunday at Memphis, and Gibson is averaging 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in the second half of back-to-backs.
Jan. 4 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST7:52 UAE (+1)04:5222:52 ET9:52 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson had 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting to help the Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday night over the Cavaliers.
Analysis: Mark you calendars for Feb. 25 when the Bulls next face the Cavs. In two games against Cleveland this season, Gibson has totaled 41 points on 19-of-23 shooting with 18 rebounds.
Dec. 21 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST7:16 UAE (+1)04:1622:16 ET9:16 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson scored 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting and matched a season high with 11 rebounds in a loss to Washington on Wednesday.
Analysis: Gibson notched his first double-double in seven games, and the 11 rebounds came after he was held to four in each of the previous four contests. He's 16 for 20 from the field in his last two games.
Dec. 18 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST0:02 UAE (+1)21:0215:02 ET2:02 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson will play Monday after exiting Friday's blowout loss to Milwaukee in the third quarter with a bruised right hip.
Analysis: Gibson played 20 minutes Friday one night after scoring 19 on 7-of-11 shooting in 24 minutes.
Dec. 16 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET4:16 GMT12:16 9:16 PM MST11:16 PM EST8:16 UAE05:1623:16 ET10:16 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson exited Friday's blowout loss to Milwaukee in the third quarter with a bruised right hip.
Analysis: Gibson may have pulled due to the lopsided score and he'll have a couple days to rest before Chicago next takes the court Monday against Detroit. He recorded eight points and four rebounds in 20 minutes before departing.
Dec. 15 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST7:27 UAE (+1)04:2722:27 ET9:27 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson had 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting Thursday but grabbed just four rebounds.
Analysis: It was his second highest-scoring game of the season even though he was limited to two points in the second half. Gibson has totaled just 20 rebounds over the past five games.
Dec. 3 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST20:20 UAE17:2011:20 ET10:20 AM CTNaN:� - Gibson had 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the Bulls' 111-105 win over the Cavaliers on Friday.
Analysis: With 12.4 points per game and 54.7 percent shooting, this free-agent-to-be is making himself some money.
Nov. 15 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson notched his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday in a rout at Portland.
Analysis: Gibson continues to be a consistent contributor, averaging 11.9 points on 51.8 percent shooting and 8.3 rebounds this season. He's scored in double digits in four of the last five games.
Nov. 7 6:47 PM PT7:47 PM MT8:47 PM CT9:47 PM ET2:47 GMT10:47 7:47 PM MST9:47 PM EST6:47 UAE (+1)03:4721:47 ET8:47 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson scored 16 points for his first double-digit effort in four games and grabbed 11 rebounds Monday in a rout of Orlando.
Analysis: Gibson shot 7 of 13 and had his third double-double of the season. Since a 3-for-12 effort in a loss at Boston on Nov. 2, Gibson has connected on 15 of 28 with 29 boards in three games.
Oct. 31 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET1:44 GMT9:44 6:44 PM MST8:44 PM EST5:44 UAE (+1)02:4421:44 ET7:44 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson shot 7 of 9 and had 14 points and 11 rebounds Monday.
Analysis: Now a full-time starter, Gibson is averaging 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting 63.6 percent (21 for 33) in the first three games.
Oct. 27 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST6:57 UAE (+1)04:5722:57 ET9:57 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson proved he earned a starting role Thursday with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a win over the Celtics.
Analysis: Gibson, who averaged 6.9 rebounds last season, was a big reason why the Bulls controlled the glass against the Celtics. He could be a fantasy sleeper this season.

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