Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80
302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80
Skip to main content
302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80
Main content
302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80
302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80

Taj Gibson

22 | Forward-Center

Chicago Bulls

Presented by HP
Presented by Adidas
Presented by Adidas
More Videos
  • Loading playlist...
302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80

 

 

Player 1

Player 2

In the News

Next Game:

AT

Wizards at Bulls

Apr 20, 2014

7:00 PM ET | TNT

Buy Tickets
302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80

NBA Store

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.


Apache Server at www1.nba.com Port 80

NBA Fantasy

Biography

Background


2012-13 (Chicago): Played in 65 games (five starts) and averaged 8.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.38 bpg and 0.42 spg in 22.4 mpg and shot .485 from the field and .679 from the free throw line … led the team in scoring once and in boards four times … scored in double digits 22 times, including one game with 20 or more points … grabbed 10-plus rebounds five times and notched five double-doubles … scored 12 points in 21:13 in his first game back after missing seven contests with a left knee injury at ORL (04/15) … recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 boards at MIN (03/24) … scored 14 points and had nine boards in his first game back after missing 10 games with a left knee injury versus POR (03/21) ... led the Bulls with 17 points at CHA (02/22) … tallied a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards at IND (02/04) … in his second start of the season, scored 14 points and grabbed nine boards at MIL (01/30) … posted eight points, seven rebounds and five blocks versus ATL (01/14) … scored 18 points (8-9 FG) and had seven boards versus CLE (01/07) … made his first start of the season at ORL (01/02) and set season highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds in 44:49 … scored 13 points versus BOS (12/18) … notched 10 points and six rebounds versus LAC (12/11) … scored 11 points and grabbed eight boards versus PHI (12/01) … tallied 11 points, along with two steals and two blocks at POR (11/18) … posted 12 points and had five boards versus ORL (11/06) … scored 12 points and blocked three shots versus NO (11/03) … missed 17 games with a left ankle injury (02/26-03/18, 04/05-04/14) … appeared on the team’s Inactive List 13 times due to injury … 2013 Playoffs: In 12 games, he posted 6.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 0.50 bpg in 17.2 mpg and shot .470 from the field and .727 from the line.


Career: Has played in 290 games (94 starts) in four years, and has averaged 7.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.38 bpg, 0.8 apg and 23.1 mpg and shot .485 from the field and .655 from the free throw line … has also played in 39 playoff games (five starts), where he has averaged 6.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.05 bpg, 0.5 apg and 19.8 mpg, and shot .491 from the floor and .657 from the line … 2011-12 (Chicago): Played in 63 games (all off of the bench) and averaged 7.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.29 bpg (24th in the NBA) and 0.7 apg in 20.4 mpg and shot .495 from the field and .622 from the line … led the team in rebounds six times and in assists once … scored 10 or more points 19 times and grabbed 10 or more boards seven times … recorded four double-doubles … posted 10 points, 12 boards, four blocks and three assists versus CLE (04/25) … scored nine points and grabbed 12 boards at CHA (04/18) … scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds at ATL (03/28) … recorded a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds versus NY (03/12) … scored 14 points against ORL (03/08) … recorded 10 points, nine boards and three blocks against IND (03/05) … posted five points, seven rebounds and a season-high five blocks versus NO (02/28) … tallied 14 points and nine boards against NJ (02/18) … finished with 15 points (7-8 FG) versus SAC (02/14) … recorded 14 points and six boards at NO (02/08) … posted 11 points and two rebounds at NJ (02/06) … finished with 16 points and five rebounds at MEM (01/16) … posted his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 boards versus TOR (01/14) … tallied nine points and six rebounds versus WAS (01/11) … posted nine points and three boards versus DET (01/09) … missed three games with a left ankle sprain (01/21-01/25) … spent two games on the Bulls’ Inactive List due to injury … 2012 Playoffs: Played in six games and posted 9.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.67 bpg, 0.7 apg, 0.67 spg, .457 from the field and .682 from the free throw line in 22.8 mpg … tallied 14 points, 12 boards and four blocks at PHI (05/06) … 2010-11 (Chicago): Played in 80 games (19 starts) and averaged 7.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.33 bpg, 21.8 mpg, .466 field goal shooting and .676 from the line … led the Bulls in rebounds eight times on the year … scored 10 or more points 18 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds nine times … recorded six double-doubles … ranked 17th in the NBA in blocks (106) and 18th in blocks per game (1.33) … tallied nine points and 11 boards at ORL (04/10) … recorded 15 points and nine boards versus Boston (04/02) … had eight points and 16 boards at IND (03/18) … tallied nine points and 12 boards at LAC (02/02) … recorded nine points, nine rebounds and six blocks versus CHA (01/18) … posted 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six blocks at MEM (01/17) … tallied 16 points and 14 boards off the bench versus TOR (01/04) … tied his then career high in blocks with five versus MIL (12/28) … posted 12 points and 10 boards (seven offensive) versus MIN (12/11) … had 16 points, 12 boards, two blocks and two steals at LAL (11/23) … recorded 17 points and a career-high 18 boards at DAL (11/19) … scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots in 25:46 minutes versus GS (11/11) … posted 16 points, six boards and tied his then career high with five blocks versus DEN (11/08) … finished with 18 points and seven boards at BOS (11/05) … tallied his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 boards in the season opener at OKC (10/27) … missed one game with a right ankle injury at PHO (11/24), and spent one game on the Inactive List with a concussion against PHI (12/21) … 2011 Playoffs: Played in 16 games and recorded averages of 5.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.38 bpg and shot .566 from the field in 17.8 mpg … posted 13 points, 11 boards and two blocks at ATL (05/06) … recorded five games with 10 or more points off of the bench … 2009-10 (Chicago): One of two Bulls to have played in all 82 games (70 starts) … he averaged 8.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 0.9 apg and 1.27 bpg in 26.8 mpg, and shot .494 from the floor and .647 from the line … selected to the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team … led the team in scoring four times and in boards 24 times … scored 10 or more points 35 times and went for 20 or more points in four games … grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 21 games and posted 18 double-doubles … topped all rookies in rebounds per game, FG%, double-doubles and was second in blocks per game … posted 11 points and 13 boards at CHA (04/14) … scored 11 points and added six boards and two blocks at TOR (04/11) … posted 14 points and 15 boards versus CHA (04/03) … scored 14 points, secured 16 boards and added four rejections at WAS (04/02) … recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 boards versus PHO (03/30) … had nine points and 10 boards at DET (03/28) … scored 22 points, grabbed 13 boards and blocked two shots versus NJ (03/27) … posted his 13th double-double with 12 points and a team high 10 boards versus MIA (03/25) … recorded his 12th double-double with 10 points and 12 boards versus HOU (03/22) … posted team highs of 20 points, 13 boards (five offensive) and three steals versus CLE (03/19) … scored 10 points, grabbed 11 boards and added two steals versus DAL (03/06) … tallied a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards … scored 14 points and added nine boards, three assists and three blocks at IND (02/27) … posted 14 points, 11 boards (seven offensive), three assists and three blocks versus IND (02/24) … scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high 13 boards versus PHI (02/20) … scored 14 points and grabbed nine boards at MIN (02/19) … posted 14 points and a career-high 16 boards (11 offensive) at NY (02/17) … scored 11 points and grabbed seven boards at ATL (02/05) … posted six points, six rebounds and a career-high four blocks versus LAC (02/02) … grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds at OKC (01/27) … posted his fifth double-double of the year with 16 points and 14 boards in a season-high 42:30 at HOU (01/23) … recorded 10 points, nine boards and two blocks at GS (01/18) … posted 14 points, six boards and two blocks at BOS (01/14) … scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds versus MIN (01/09) … tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals versus OKC (01/04) … scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds versus ORL (01/02) … notched 14 points and eight boards versus SAC (12/21) … posted 10 points and eight boards versus ATL (12/17) … scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds versus NY (12/17) … posted his second double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 caroms versus BOS (12/12) … grabbed 11 boards versus GS (12/11) … scored a season-high 20 points, to go along with his six rebounds and three blocks versus NJ (12/08) … recorded the first double-double of his career with 14 points and 13 boards at CLE (12/04) … posted a career-high three blocks and grabbed five rebounds at POR (11/23) … grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with his nine points at DEN (11/21) … scored a season-high 18 points (8-13 FG) at TOR (11/11) … made his NBA debut versus SAN (10/29) and finished with six points and six boards in 15:38 of play … 2010 Playoffs: Started all five first-round games versus CLE and averaged 7.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 28.8 mpg, and shot .421 from the floor and .545 from the line … scored 11 points (5-7 FG) in Game 2 at CLE (04/19) … grabbed 11 boards in Game 5 at CLE (04/27).


Career Transactions: Selected in the first round (26th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 NBA Draft (06/25/09) … signed to a contract extension by the Bulls (10/31/12).


College Career: Spent three seasons at Southern California, and averaged 12.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.41 bpg, 1.4 apg, and shot .580 from the floor and .629 from the line in 105 games (104 starts) … left USC as the school’s all-time leader in shots blocked with 253, and also ranked third all-time in Pac-10 history … finished second all-time in Trojan history with 896 boards and 16th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,307 points … earned All-Conference Second Team honors his junior year, and also was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year that same season … selected All-Conference Third Team and All-Defensive First Team as a sophomore … named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2006-07 … helped lead the Trojans to the 2009 NCAA Tournament his junior year when he posted averages of 14.3 ppg, team highs of 9.0 rpg and 2.86 bpg, 1.3 apg and shot a team-best .601 from the field (second best in school history) and .659 from the line … ranked first in the Pac-10 with 100 rejections and was third with 316 rebounds … scored in double figures in 30 of 35 contests and grabbed eight or more boards 22 times … notched 15 double-doubles on the year … set a school record by shooting 10-for-10 from the field en route to 24 points in USC’s NCAA Tournament triumph over Boston College … blocked five shots in a game on five occasions … twice grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds … as a sophomore, he appeared in 33 contests, 32 starts, and averaged 10.8 ppg, team highs of 7.8 rpg and 2.55 bpg, 1.3 apg and shot .580 from the field (third in the Pac-10) and .594 from the line … finished first in the Pac-10 with 83 blocks … scored in double figures in 19 games and grabbed eight or more rebounds 16 times … posted five double-doubles … blocked four or more shots 11 times … was named Pac-10 Player of the Week (03/03-03/09, when he averaged 20.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 4.00 bpg … started all 37 games that he played in his freshman season, and averaged 12.2 ppg, team highs of 8.7 rpg and 1.86 bpg, 1.5 apg and shot .558 from the field and .623 from the stripe … set Trojan freshman records with 321 boards and 69 blocks … scored in double figures in 27 contests and grabbed eight or more boards 27 times … recorded 11 double-doubles on the year … posted 16 points and 14 boards in his collegiate debut against South Carolina … blocked a career-best seven shots against Oregon, and added 18 points and 13 boards … selected to the Pac-10 Conference All-Tournament Team, when he averaged 12.0 ppg and 9.7 rpg in three games … posted two double-doubles and averaged 17.0 ppg, 11.3 rpg and 2.67 bpg in USC’s three-game NCAA Tournament run … named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and honorable mention All-Freshman by Collegehoops.net … set the school freshman record with 321 boards his first year on campus, as well as the frosh record for blocks with 69.


Personal: Full name is Taj Jami Gibson … majored in Communications … an early-entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft … his father played basketball for the U.S. Army National Team during the Vietnam War … played for former Bulls Head Coach Tim Floyd while at USC … hosted the opening of the EnergizaBulls Fitness and Learning Center at McPherson Elementary School … hosted a holiday party with the USO and Chicago Housing Authority at the Berto Center … helped 20 students from Chicago Bulls College Prep high school spend $100 gift cards courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods “Shop with a Bull” holiday event … joined Chicago Public Schools officials to promote the annual Back-to-School campaign to get students to school on the first day of classes in September 2009 … he went door to door to hand out school supplies to local neighborhood students at Howe Elementary School to tip-off the beginning of the school year, as he co-hosted the Chicago Bulls and Kia Motors Back-to-School supply drive rally … lists his favorite players as Jamal Tinsley and Lamar Odom … enjoys listening to music and reading during his spare time.


Complete Bio >

Vitals

Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: June 24, 1985
From: University of Southern California
Draft: 1st Round (26th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Chicago Bulls 2009 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: USC/USA

Recent Tweets