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Taj Gibson
11.6 7.0 1.1
Team: Oklahoma CityHeight: 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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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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