Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Taj Gibson signed a contract extension with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, beating the deadline for 2009 draft picks to sign long-term deals with their current team. His new contract is for four years and $38 million, which averages to $9.5 million per season. Gibson was pretty ecstatic to sign the new deal. He sent the following tweet: Truly blessed, went from sleeping in the floor in south central and now this!!! Tears of joy!!!! GOD is GOOD — Taj Gibson (@TajGibson22) November 1, 2012 It’s pretty impossible not to be happy for the guy after reading something like that. Gibson was the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year at USC in 2009 — the same year he was drafted — and he left as the career blocks leader for the Trojans. Even though he only averages around 20 or so minutes per game with the Bulls, he’s still an effective defender and rebounder, and can even score some. Congratulations to Gibson on the big contract. He’s a good player and certainly deserves it.

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