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Taj Gibson
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Team: ChicagoHeight: 6-9 Born: 6/24/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 225 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
College: USCDraft: 1st Round 26th pick by Bulls (2009)


Latest News
June 19 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST20:12 UAE18:1212:12 ET11:12 AM CT15:12 - Gibson has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The Bulls said Friday he will need about four months to resume full basketball activities. That puts in question his status for training camp and even the start of the season. The surgery was done Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Analysis: The 29-year old Gibson played in 62 games and averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds.
May 12 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST4:46 UAE (+1)02:4620:46 ET7:46 PM CT23:46 - Gibson has been ejected from Game 5 in the fourth quarter for kicking Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova. Gibson shoved Dellavedova from behind and then delivered a kick while Cleveland's scrappy guard was lying in the foul lane. Players from both teams then exchanged shoves and pushes under the basket before order was restored.
Analysis: The officials reviewed video of the play, which appeared to show Dellavedova locking his legs around Gibson's, before referee Joey Crawford tossed Gibson with 10:26 left and Cleveland leading 83-73. Tensions were running high long before Gibson's kick in the pivotal game as LeBron James and Joakim Noah exchanged words, and the Bulls forward was called for a technical.
Apr. 15 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST5:09 UAE (+1)03:0921:09 ET8:09 PM CT0:09 - Gibson left the Bulls' regular-season finale against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night because of a strained left shoulder.
Analysis: Gibson's status is in question.
Mar. 20 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST3:20 UAE (+1)00:2019:20 ET5:20 PM CT22:20 - Gibson is active against the Toronto Raptors after missing the previous 10 games with a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: Gibson last played Feb. 27, when he was injured against Minnesota. Before getting hurt, Gibson was averaging 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Feb. 27 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET1:25 GMT9:25 6:25 PM MST8:25 PM EST5:25 UAE (+1)02:2520:25 ET7:25 PM CT0:25 - Gibson remains out with a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: The Chicago Bulls forward was hurt in a 96-89 win over Minnesota on Feb. 27.
Feb. 23 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST3:10 UAE (+1)00:1018:10 ET5:10 PM CT22:10 - Gibson and Kirk Hinrich have been ruled out for Monday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Analysis: Coach Tom Thibodeau says they are sick and did not come to United Center for Monday night's game. Gibson scored 12 points in 28 1/2 minutes against the Suns.
Dec. 18 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST3:45 UAE (+1)00:4518:45 ET5:45 PM CT21:45 - Gibson is out Thursday night due to a right ankle injury.
Analysis: It's uncertain at this point how long Gibson will be out.
Nov. 23 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET6:11 GMT14:11 11:11 PM MST1:11 AM EST10:11 UAE07:111:11 ET12:11 AM CT4:11 - Gibson returned Saturday after missing six games.
Analysis: The 6-foot-9 forward was averaging 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds for Chicago before spraining his left ankle on Nov. 21.
Nov. 21 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CT2:41 - Gibson sustained a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. He clutched his ankle and grimaced in pain before he was helped off the court. There was no immediate word on his condition from the Chicago Bulls.
Analysis: The 6-foot-9 forward was averaging 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds going into the game. It could be another big blow for the Bulls, who played without Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Kirk Hinrich on Friday.
Nov. 18 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT3:16 - Gibson turned in a solid fantasy effort Monday.
Analysis: Gibson had 20 points, six assists and five rebounds starting in place of the injured Pau Gasol.
Nov. 6 10:38 PM PT11:38 PM MT12:38 AM CT1:38 AM ET6:38 GMT14:38 11:38 PM MST1:38 AM EST10:38 UAE07:381:38 ET12:38 AM CT4:38 - Gibson had season highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 95-86 win at Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Analysis: Gibson is averaging 17.8 points on 60.0 percent shooting and 6.3 rebounds in his first four games. With Joakim Noah's status unknown due to illness, the Bulls could give Gibson a third straight start Friday in Philadelphia.
Nov. 2 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Gibson is set to return from a brief absence and start in place of an ill Joakim Noah on Tuesday night against Orlando.
Analysis: Gibson missed Saturday's 106-105 win over Minnesota because of a sprained left ankle.

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