Taj Gibson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Taj Gibson remains underrated, crucial to success

    CSN Chicago "Coming off a breakout offensive season in which he was arguably the Bulls’ most reliable scoring option (certainly in the post) and the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year runner-up (and probably should have won the award), it seemed as if not only Taj Gibson would return to the starting lineup on a..." September 18

  • Bulls' Gibson ignores trade rumors

    Chicago Tribune "Each time Taj Gibson works out at the Berto Center, team officials tell him not to focus on trade rumors involving his name. That said, they’re not stopping. And Wednesday brought another round as the Bulls continue talking with the Timberwolves about Kevin Love. “It’s tough, but it’s part..." July 24

  • Taj Gibson's six-year-old cousin stabbed to death in elevator

    Sporting News "The six-year-old cousin of Bulls power forward Taj Gibson was stabbed to death in a Brooklyn elevator around 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, the New York Post reported. The young boy, identified as Prince Joshua Avitto, and a seven-year-old girl were in the elevator en route to get some ice cream..." June 03

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs say Noah has to get an MRI on his knee. He also says Taj Gibson just has a sprained ankle.

  • Taj Gibson's career year cut short by Game 5 ankle sprain

    CSN Chicago "The way Taj Gibson played this season, he deserved much more than what he got Tuesday night. The sixth man suffered a severely sprained ankle midway through the fourth quarter and then watched from the locker room as the Wizards' big men grabbed five offensive rebounds in the final two minutes..." April 30

  • Pacers center Roy Hibbert denies flopping charge

    Chicago Sun-Times "Told that Bulls forward Taj Gibson said, ‘‘There’s a lot of floppers’’ on the Pacers, center Roy Hibbert relayed the message to forward David West. ‘‘That’s who said it, D-West! Taj called us floppers,’’ Hibbert said. ‘‘I haven’t taken a charge in probably four years. He’s entitled to his..." March 25

  • Bulls’ Taj Gibson growing as a scorer

    Chicago Sun-Times "There seems to be no stopping Taj Gibson. At least he feels unstoppable. ‘‘A great player like Ed Pinckney [a Bulls assistant] once told me, ‘When you’re in a zone sometimes, you don’t even think about who’s guarding you. You just go,’ ’’ ­Gibson said before the Bulls practiced at UCLA on..." February 09

  • Taj Gibson could be on Bulls’ trading block

    Chicago Sun-Times "No one is safe. And for a team with big dreams for their roster moving forward, no one on the Bulls roster should be. That’s what the Luol Deng trade to Cleveland last month symbolized to his former teammates. If Deng could go, well, rent in Chicago, don’t buy. “I’ve always kind of had..." February 01

  • Carmelo to Bulls? Then say bye to Deng, Gibson and more

    Chicago Sun-Times "As of Monday afternoon, coach Tom Thibodeau told the media that, after discussions with general manager Gar Forman and vice president John Paxson, “they’re not actively seeking to move anybody.’’ By midnight, Bulls forward Luol Deng was sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and three..." January 07

  • Gibson knew Dunleavy was a 'tough guy'

    Daily Herald "When Taj Gibson talked about Mike Dunleavy's mean streak after Thursday's win over Boston, he was just getting started. Gibson added a story about running into Dunleavy on a New York City subway train roughly 10 years ago. Dunleavy was the No. 3 pick in the 2002 NBA draft after winning a..." January 04

  • Bulls' Taj Gibson, Pistons' Brandon Jennings receive flop warnings

    CBSSports.com "he NBA has issued two flop warnings to Brandon Jennings of the Detroit Pistons and Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls. Jennings' flop came in the first quarter of Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets when he dropped to the ground twice after making contact with Patrick Beverley. The..." December 22

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  • Bulls' Gibson continues strong, consistent preseason

    CSN Chicago "Wednesday evening’s 96-81 win over Detroit at the United Center was just another ho-hum preseason game for Taj Gibson who had 11 points and 12 rebounds in the Bulls’ win over the Pistons. While Derrick Rose’s Chicago homecoming was the theme of the night Gibson’s consistently stellar play has..." October 18

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    John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann

    Taj Gibson is a late scratch from next week's USA Basketball mini-camp with a sprained ankle, according to Jerry Colangelo.

  • Gibson's season filled with highs and lows

    CSN Chicago "For Taj Gibson, the 2012-13 NBA season was on of highs and lows. While the Bulls rewarded him at the outset of the campaign with a long-term contract extension, the Brooklyn native struggled with inconsistency, partially stemming from recurring knee problems, as well as initial unfamiliarity..." May 19

  • Taj Gibson Fined $25,000 for Verbally Abusing Refs in Game 2

    SLAM Online "The NBA is docking $25K from Taj Gibson for cussing out the referees as he was being ejected in Game 2 against the Miami Heat: “Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson has been fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of a game official, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President..." May 11

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    Eye on Basketball @EyeOnBasketball

    Taj Gibson fined $25,000 for verbal abuse of a game official, NBA has announced.

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    K.C Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hinrich out. Deng, Gibson still sick. Didn't do shootaround. Gametime decisions. #Bulls

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    K.C Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau said Hinrich didn't practice. Says he's improving. Deng, Gibson both sick and stayed home. #Bulls

  • Minutes limit on Gibson might be lifted, Thibodeau says forward's knee is improving

    Chicago Tribune "The news didn't prove all bad Friday on the Bulls' injury front. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Taj Gibson has "been moving great," and the minutes limit for the versatile forward could be lifted. Gibson missed 17 games over two stints while dealing with a sprained MCL in his left knee. With Joakim..." April 20

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    K.C Johnson @

    Taj Gibson said he's out vs. Heat, may play Monday vs. Magic. Said he dislikes wearing knee brace but will have to upon return. #Bulls

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    Ira Winderman @

    Joakim Noah and LeBron foil Taj Gibson out today for Bulls, with Rip Hamilton suspended.

  • Bulls without Noah, Gibson for Raptors

    Chicago Tribune "There will be no surprises for the Bulls Friday night as they complete a back-to-back against the Toronto Raptors. Coach Tom Thibodeau said big men Joakim Noah (foot) and Taj Gibson (knee) will continue to be sidelined with injuries. Thibodeau expects to have both back soon. Derrick Rose..." April 12

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    K.C. Johnson @

    Thibodeau said Noah, Gibson, Rose are out. Deng is gametime, did shootaround.

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    K.C Johnson @

    Thibodeau said he's "optimistic" about Noah, Belinelli playing vs. Pistons. Taj, Rip, DRose out.

  • Taj Gibson doesn't expect to miss much time

    Chicago Tribune "Late Tuesday in Washington, in frustrated fashion, Taj Gibson said "that's what happens when you rush back to try to help your team win" after he reinjured his left knee. Some people tried to apply significance to Derrick Rose's situation off that comment. Gibson doesn't. "He has handled it..." April 05

  • Taj Gibson adding some caution to his latest recovery

    NBA.com "Taj Gibson took a walk in Derrick Rose’s shoes the other day, and it didn’t feel too comfortable. “You have people saying you shouldn’t have come back so soon, be careful. You’ve got so many different aspects of people in your ear giving you so many different opinions of what they think you..." April 04

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    Nick Friedell @

    Thibs says Taj is day to day. He will be reevaluated today. He won't play tonight. Jo and Marco are unlikely to play tonight.

  • Bulls' Gibson injures MCL on Tuesday night

    Chicago Tribune "Far more significant than the 90-86 final that marked the Wizards' eighth straight home victory, the Bulls also lost Taj Gibson to the same MCL sprain in his left knee that previously sidelined him for 10 games. Though team officials wouldn't estimate how long Gibson will be sidelined until an..." April 03

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    Nick Friedell @

    Taj Gibson has a left knee injury. His return is questionable. Obviously not what the Bulls need right now.

  • Bulls' health an ongoing issue

    CSN Chicago "Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t reveal much about the state of his team’s walking wounded. “Let’s see: Kirk [Hinrich] is good, Jo[akim Noah's] feeling a little better, Marco [Belinelli's] a little better — that’s about it. Taj [Gibson] is good,” he said after Tuesday afternoon’s practice..." March 27

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    K.C. Johnson @

    Gibson, Hinrich both did full shootaround, gametime decisions. Rip obviously out. DRose "most likely out," which means out in Thibs-speak.

  • Taj Gibson could return for Bulls on Thursday

    CSN Chicago "Feel free to disregard the following if you've heard it before and are now inclined to believe it when you see it, as opposed to hearing about it in advance, but one of the Bulls' walking wounded could return to the lineup Thursday. Top reserve Taj Gibson, who sprained the medial collateral..." March 21

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    Nick Friedell @

    Hinrich and Gibson are game time decisions. Nothing new with Rose. Thibs says again it's 'unlikely' he plays tonight.

  • Thibodeau defends Rose's approach to rehab

    Chicago Tribune "If the Kings move to Seattle and Wednesday indeed marked the Bulls' final trip to this state capital, Tom Thibodeau and Derrick Rose made the visit a memorable one. No, Rose didn't make his season debut after offseason knee surgery in the late tipoff at Sleep Train Arena. But one day after Rose..." March 14

  • Taj Gibson says Bulls will get healthier, stronger

    Chicago Sun-Times "It wasn’t a warning shot as much as forward Taj Gibson’s unfiltered opinion. Gibson said the Bulls will be healthy in time for a late-season playoff push, and they’ll be one of the more dangerous matchups in the Eastern Conference." March 07

  • Sprained MCL a 'minor setback' for Gibson

    CSN Chicago "An MRI on Monday confirmed a sprained MCL in Taj Gibson’s left knee. The versatile forward suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder when he went up to challenge a shot and came down on point guard Reggie Jackson’s foot. “The first thing I did..." February 27

  • Gibson eager to push return earlier than 2 weeks

    Chicago Tribune "Taj Gibson walked into the Bulls' locker room Tuesday night wearing a leg brace and a scowl. "I was pissed because I always want to be the guy who can go 82 games every year," Gibson said, when asked his reaction to spraining the MCL in his left knee. Gibson sat for the first time this..." February 26

  • Taj Gibson could miss two weeks

    Chicago Tribune "Taj Gibson celebrated the birthdays of Jerry Reinsdorf and Joakim Noah on Monday by having an MRI performed on his sprained left knee. Well, not really, but the confluence of such events seemed fitting for a star-crossed Bulls team these days. For every celebratory moment — a blowout win in..." February 26

  • Taj Gibson injured in loss

    CSN Chicago "Taj Gibson suffered a sprained left knee early in the fourth quarter of the Bulls’ 102-72 defeat Sunday night. Gibson crumpled to the floor, stayed down and eventually stayed in the game in the loss to the Thunder, but during a timeout at the 9:25 mark of the period, he was briefly examined by..." February 25