Taj Gibson

#67F

Taj

Gibson

2017 - 18 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
SEASON 33.2 54.8 27.8 83.8 11.2 8.4 1.5 0.6
CAREER STATS 25.4 49.7 17 70.1 9.5 6.4 1 1.2

HEIGHT

6 ft9 in

/ 2.06m

WEIGHT

235 lbs

/ 106.6kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0021700388 DAL MIN RECAP

Karl-Anthony Towns emerges for the Timberwolves with 28 points and 12 rebounds in their 97-92 win over the Mavericks. Harrison Barnes scored 19 points for Dallas in the loss.

0021700388 DAL MIN GIBSON DUNK Q1

Taj Gibson outmuscles Dirk Nowitzki for a rebound and throws down a two-handed dunk.

0021700362 min lac Recap

Karl Anthony-Towns leads the the Timberwolves with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Jimmy Butler adds 19 points as Minnesota defeats the Clippers.

0021700345 MIN MEM RECAP

The Grizzlies break their 11-game losing streak with a 95-92 win over the Timberwolves behind Marc Gasol's 21 points and seven rebounds.

0021700345 MIN MEM BUTLER DUNK Q4

Taj Gibson gets the bounce pass to Jimmy Butler for the dunk.

0021700336 lac min Recap

Jimmy Butler was the closer for the Timberwolves with 18 points in the 4th quarter to beat the Clippers 112-106. Butler finished with a season-high 33 points. Austin Rivers scored 30 points for Los Angeles in the loss.

0021700336 lac min towns assist q2

Karl-Anthony Towns chases down a rebound and gets the assist to Taj Gibson for the dunk.

0021700324 MIN OKC RECAP

Paul George drops 36 points and 9 assists as the Thunder outlast the Timberwolves 111-107. Steven Adams scored a career-high for Oklahoma City with 27 points in the win.

0021700309 MIN NOP RECAP

Andrew Wiggins scores 28 points and grabs eight rebounds to lead the Timberwolves past the Pelicans, 120-102.

0021700309 MIN butler reverse q1 wsc

Off the Minnesota turnover, Taj Gibson feeds Jimmy Butler for the reverse layup.

0021700300 WAS MIN RECAP

Otto Porter Jr. notches 22 points and eight rebounds as the Wizards defeat the Timberwolves 92-89.

0021700300 WAS MIN JONES ASSIST Q1 WSC

Tyus Jones gets the fullcourt pass to Taj Gibson under the goal for the quick dribble and dunk.

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0021700288 PHX MIN RECAP

Karl-Anthony Towns records a game-high 32 points and 12 rebounds as the Timberwolves beat the Suns 119-108. Mike James scored 26 points off the bench for Phoenix in the loss.

0021700288 PHX MIN GIBSON DUNK Q3

Prime passing from the Timberwolves in transition finds Taj Gibson with a dunk finish.

0021700272 MIA MIN RECAP

Wayne Ellington comes off the bench and drops 21 points and three rebounds to lead the Heat in a 109-97 win over the Timberwolves.

0021700272 MIA MIN WIGGINS DUNK Q2

Andrew Wiggins cleans it up with the putback slam after a missed Taj Gibson jumper.

0021700261 ORL MIN RECAP

Jimmy Butler drops 26 points and grabs three rebounds as the Timberwolves defeat the Magic 124-118.

0021700238 DET MIN RECAP

All five Pistons starters score in double figures as Detroit comes back for a 100-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

0021700238 VO DET MIN TOWNS ASSIST Q2

Karl-Anthony Towns displays good court vision by finding Taj Gibson open underneath the basket for a layup.


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

2015-16 (CHICAGO):
Appeared in 73 games (55 starts) and averaged 8.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.05 bpg, 26.5 mpg and shot .525 from the floor and .692 from the free throw line … led the team in rebounds 12 times, scoring three times and minutes three times … scored 10 or more points 27 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 18 times … notched seven double-doubles … recorded season-high 8 FGM on 3/26 at ORL … dished career-high 7 assists on 2/24 vs. WAS and scored 17 first-half points in the game, the most points in a half in his career … scored a season-high 18 points at DEN (2/5) … snatched a game-high 7 offensive rebounds at PHI (1/14) … 6 blocks vs. MIL (1/5) tied his career high, and 10 defensive rebounds in that game was a season high … grabbed season-high 14 rebounds vs. IND (12/30), which he tied vs. MIL (1/5) … made first start of the season at BOS (12/9) … his three blocks vs. IND (11/16) moved him into 5th place on the Bulls all-time list … missed eight games with a rib contusion (3/31 – 4/13) and one game with a right hamstring injury (3/2).

CAREER:
Has played in 507 games (174 starts) in seven years, and has averaged 9.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.27 bpg, 1.0 apg and 25.0 mpg and shot .491 from the field and .692 from the free throw line … has also played in 56 playoff games (seven starts), where he has averaged 8.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.16 bpg, 0.6 apg and 21.5 mpg, and shot .499 from the floor and .691 from the line.

2014-15 (CHICAGO):
Played in 62 games (17 starts) and averaged 10.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.21 bpg and 0.58 spg in 27.3 mpg and shot .502 from the field and .717 from the line … led the team in minutes six times, in rebounds five times and in scoring twice … scored 10 or more points 37 times, including three games with 20 or more points … recorded seven games with 10 or more rebounds and eight double-doubles … recorded a season-high 17 boards to go along with 15 points at ATL (12/15) … posted 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks (tied career high) vs. BKN (12/10) … posted his first double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds at MIL (11/5) … in his first start of the season, posted 16 points, 4 boards and 2 blocks vs. ORL (11/4) … missed 16 games with a left ankle injury (11/1, 11/24-12/3, 3/1-3/18), two games with a right ankle injury (12/18-12/19) and one game due to illness (2/23) … spent 18 games on the team’s Inactive List due to injuries. 2015 Playoffs: Played in 12 games (two starts) and averaged 7.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.0 apg and 1.00 bpg in 23.0 mpg … shot .472 from the field and .700 from the free-throw line … posted 12 points and 2 blocks in Game 5 vs. MIL (4/27).

2013-14 (CHICAGO):
Played in 82 games (eight starts) and posted a career-high 13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.37 bpg (16th in the NBA) and 0.50 spg in a career-best 28.7 mpg … shot .479 from the field and a career-best .751 from the line … ranked 13th in the NBA with 112 blocks and 21st with 200 offensive rebounds … led the team in scoring and rebounds 12 times and in minutes six times … scored in double figures 56 times, including 12 games with 20+ points … grabbed 10 or more rebounds 17 times and posted 15 double-doubles … scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 8 boards vs. IND (3/24) … recorded 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds at PHI (3/19) … tallied 20 points and a season-high 15 boards at DAL (2/28) … scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds vs. GSW (2/26) … scored a team-high 16 points in 30:56 of action vs. BKN (2/13) … posted his eighth double-double with a team-high 24 points and 12 boards, also tied a career high in assists with 5 vs. ATL (2/11) … tied his career high with 26 points and added 13 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks at GSW (2/6) … tied a career high with 26 points (11-15 FG), grabbed 5 rebounds and blocked 3 shots at CLE (1/22) … hit a buzzer-beating layup with :00.9 seconds left in overtime to give Chicago a 102-100 victory vs. LAL (1/20) … tallied a game-high 20 points (9-15 FG) and grabbed 8 boards at BKN (12/25) … posted a career-high 26 points to go along with 14 rebounds and 5 blocks vs. NOP (12/2). 2014 PLAYOFFS: In five games vs. WAS, he averaged 18.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 2.40 bpg in 30.8 mpg off of the bench … for the series, he shot .561 from the floor and .750 from the line … posted 22 points, 10 boards and three blocks in Game 2 vs. WAS (4/22) … went for a postseason career-high 32 points (13-16 FG, 6-7 FT) and 7 rebounds in 32:17 in Game 4 at WAS (04/27).

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+ 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 (4/15) … scored 14 points and had 9 boards in his first game back after missing 10 games with a left knee injury vs. POR (3/21) ... made his first start of the season at ORL (1/2) and set season highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds in 44:49 … missed 17 games with a left ankle injury (2/26-3/18, 4/5-4/14) … 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.

2011-12 (CHICAGO):
Played in 63 games (no starts) 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 5 points, 7 rebounds and a season-high 5 blocks vs. NOP (2/28) … posted his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 boards vs. TOR (1/14) … missed three games with a left ankle sprain (1/21-1/25) … 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 4 blocks at PHI (5/6).

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) … posted 10 points, 7 rebounds and a career-high 6 blocks at MEM (1/17) … tallied 16 points and 14 boards off the bench vs. TOR (1/4) … posted 12 points and 10 boards (7 offensive) vs. MIN (12/11) … had 16 points, 12 boards, 2 blocks and 2 steals at LAL (11/23) … recorded 17 points and a career-high 18 boards at DAL (11/19) … scored 14 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 3 shots in 25:46 vs. GSW (11/11) … 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 PHX (11/24), and spent one game on the Inactive List with a concussion against PHI (12/21). 2011 PLAYOFFS: Played in 16 games and averaged 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 2 blocks at ATL (5/6) … recorded five games with 10+ points off of the bench.

2009-10 (CHICAGO):
One of two Bulls to have played in all 82 games (70 starts) … 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+ 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 … scored 14 points, secured 16 boards and added 4 rejections at WAS (4/2) … recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 boards vs. PHX (3/30) … posted his 13th double-double with 12 points and a team-high 10 boards vs. MIA (3/25) … posted team highs of 20 points, 13 boards (5 offensive) and 3 steals vs. CLE (3/19) … scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high 13 boards vs. PHI (2/20) … posted 14 points and a then-career-high 16 boards (11 offensive) at NYK (2/17) … posted 6 points, 6 rebounds and a then-career-high 4 blocks vs. 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) … scored a season-high 20 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks vs. NJN (12/8) … recorded the first double-double of his career with 14 points and 13 boards at CLE (12/04) … made his NBA debut vs. SAS (10/29) and finished with 6 points and 6 boards in 15:38 of play. 2010 PLAYOFFS: Started all five first-round games vs. 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 (4/19) … 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 History

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 … 2008-09: 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 … 2007-08: 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 … blocked four or more shots 11 times … was named Pac-10 Player of the Week (3/33-3/9, when he averaged 20.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 4.00 bpg … 2006-07: 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 … 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.

Traditional Season Stats

SeasonGPMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTTOVSTLBLKPFDD2TD3PTS+/-
Season2017 27GP 897MIN 120FGM 219FGA 54.8FG% 53PM 183PA 27.83P% 57FTM 68FTA 83.8FT% 74OREB 152DREB 226REB 41AST 38TOV 23STL 16BLK 70PF 11DD2 0TD3 302PTS 121+/-

Career Snapshot

Advanced Player Stats
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2017MIN272789730212021954.851827.8576883.8741522264123163870121
2016OKC23164862078917949.711100283971.83865103131415284060
2016CHI5555150163927653052.121216.78511971.412026238260275077123-54
2015CHI7355193562726350052.603010114669.2206298504106477778180-153
2014CHI6217169164025450650.200013218471.71622343967136757716236
2013CHI8282351106942989647.907021128175.12003585589141112150207138
2012CHI655145951721444148.50408913167.912522034561279076166111
2011CHI630128448420040449.50008413562.213519733247278160131298
2010CHI8019174256923450246.61812.510014867.6162296458583910671203261
2009CHI8270220373531162949.400011317564.62263856117050104114282-126

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