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ESPN’s programming for Black History Month

It seems just yesterday when we rung in the New Year, but believe it or not, we’re already in February and Black History Month. ESPN will commemorate the month with plenty of programming, features and articles on its multiple platforms from TV, radio to its website. You’ll see reports on SportsCenter, short films on ESPN2, essays on espnW, vignettes on SEC Network and 30 for...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins soars for one-handed slam dunk on Taj Gibson

As the Sacramento Kings look to gain ground in the West, DeMarcus Cousins is clearly one of the best centers in the association these days. Tonight, the Kings hosted the Chicago Bulls and in the fourth quarter of action, Cousins was able to drive to the basket for a huge one-handed slam dunk on Taj Gibson: DeMarcus Cousins, everybody! *** Cousins Slam Dunk [Sacramento Kings] Cousins...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Trailblazers are much better than expected

Despite losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Aaron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, and Nicholas Batum to free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers have had a positive first half of the 2015-2016 season. The Blazers front office put all of their hope into star PG Damian Lillard, and the kid from Weber State has not disappointed. Averaging 24.3 PPG, 7.1 APG, 4.4 RPG, and a Player Efficiency...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 11 NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

Taj Gibson (42% owned in ESPN Leagues) Still available in 58% of leagues, Gibson is filling in admirably for Joakim Noah. In his past five games, Gibson is averaging 7.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. The Bulls are able to play faster with a smaller lineup, scoring 109.2 points per game in that span, […]
Via Legion Report
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bulls reportedly willing to trade Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson for wing help

    The Chicago Bulls are in both internal turmoil and desperate need of help on the wing. Franchise player Jimmy Butler has been disillusioned with his lack of support for a while now, and the team simply has not found a viable swingman running mate to play next to him. Mike Dunleavy is aging and currently injured, Doug McDermott is still developing and can’t stay in front...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers' Griffin ejected for hard foul on Chicago's Gibson

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin was ejected from Thursday's game against the Bulls following a hard foul against Chicago's Taj Gibson. Griffin knocked him to the floor with a shot to face as Gibson went up for a shot inside with 5:59 left in the third quarter and was called for a foul. Officials reviewed the play and gave him flagrant foul 2, which carries an automatic ejection...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers' Griffin ejected for hard foul on Chicago's Gibson

CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin was ejected from Thursday's game against the Bulls following a hard foul against Chicago's Taj Gibson. Griffin knocked him to the floor with a shot to face as Gibson went up for a shot inside with 5:59 left in the third quarter and was called for a foul. Officials reviewed the play and gave him flagrant foul 2, which carries...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg Planning Lineup Changes For Bulls

Fred Hoiberg is considering lineup changes for the Chicago Bulls. Taj Gibson worked with the starters at the morning shootaround and Nikola Mirotic worked with the reserves. "We’ve put a lot of numbers together the last couple days just trying to figure out the best lineups that were on the floor the last year and through the beginning portion of this year. We’ll see how it impacts...
Via RealGM
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson speaks fondly of his time with Kobe in Los Angeles

Taj Gibson never played with Kobe Bryant, but he went to college at USC during the height of Bryant's powers -- which makes him somewhat uniquely qualified to discuss the impact Bryant had on the city of Los Angeles.Speaking after shootaround on Monday, Gibson had nothing but positive things to say about Bryant, who announced that this season will be his last on Sunday. 
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson had advice for Joakim Noah on handling coming off the bench

Taj Gibson was only a starter for the bulk of his first NBA season, and has been a reserve player ever since. The opposite has been true for Joakim Noah, who's started in all but two of his appearances over the last five seasons.Gibson had some words of wisdom for Noah in terms of how he should handle his new role, and given the level of energy Noah has been able to bring off the...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls players were 'cursing guys out' in practice after loss to Hornets

The season is only six games old, but the Bulls' blowout loss at the hands of the Hornets earlier this week was a wakeup call nonetheless.Chicago gave up 130 points to a previously unbeaten Charlotte team, and failed to compete for most of the contest on the way to a 25-point loss.Jimmy Butler ripped his team's performance in the postgame locker room, and other players carried that...
Via Fox Sports
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic put together late surge but come up short against Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic each scored 16 points and the Chicago Bulls withstood a late surge from the Orlando Magic, holding on to win 92-87 Sunday night.Chicago led by 14 at halftime and 12 after three quarters, and the Bulls appeared to be headed for an easy win. But Orlando cut the lead to two with just under 3 minutes left before Chicago's Jimmy Butler jumped...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoiberg compares Bulls to kids playing soccer after preseason loss to Nuggets

The Bulls were blown out by the Nuggets in their second preseason contest of the year, and while that's not really a cause for concern considering how many of Chicago's best players sat this one out, there were still things that Fred Hoiberg saw that he'd like to get cleaned up.Installing a new system takes time, and again, with guys like Derrick Rose, Mike Dunleavy, Pau Gasol and...
Via Fox Sports
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Taj Gibson be traded this season?

Trying to predict the trades that might materialize during an NBA season is virtually impossible, primarily because a given team's situation can change so dramatically once the games begin.But there are signs that a player could at least be a candidate to be included in a deal should the right one come along.PBT's Dan Feldman took a crack at it, and mentioned Taj Gibson as someone...
Via Fox Sports
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Big Man Should be on the Trading Block for the Chicago Bulls?

Taj Gibson #22 and Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls talk in between play against the Boston Celtics on November 08, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) Most NBA team strive to have as many good big men on their team as possible, but the Chicago Bulls have the dilemma of trying to figure out which might be the odd man out as the...
Via The Sports Journal
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson: Playing in new offensive system under Hoiberg will be 'exciting'

Tom Thibodeau was the head coach of the Bulls for the last five seasons, and while a change was made this summer, you'll be hard-pressed to find any of his former players who would have anything negative to say.But that doesn't mean that they aren't excited about heading in a different direction.Part of the reason the Bulls and Thibodeau parted ways was over his hard-nosed style...
Via Fox Sports
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson played with torn ankle ligaments last season

Taj Gibson missed 20 regular season games last year due to ankle injuries, and had surgery in June to correct the issue.Evidently, things were fairly severe.K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:Gibson is ahead of schedule on his rehab, participating in one-on-one drills when a timetable for a full return to basketball activities was initially set for mid-October. He'd like to make...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Bulls bench Joakim Noah and start Taj Gibson?

Last season was a down one for Joakim Noah by any statistical measurement. Injuries limited him to appearing in just 67 regular season contests, and when he did play, they limited him to the point where he became a liability on the offensive end of the floor.Chicago has a new head coach in Fred Hoiberg who will surely consider tinkering with the rotation. If he feels the team's talent...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Bulls Look To Trade Taj Gibson For Clippers’ Jamal Crawford?

With the addition of first-round pick Bobby Portis, it appears the Chicago Bulls have an excess of forwards and centers. Similarly, after the Clippers lost DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles could use some front-court help. According to Brian Geltzeiler of Hoopscritic.com, the Clippers could send Jamal Crawford to the Bulls for Taj Gibson. Watch the Bulls and...
Via Diehardsport
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls’ Taj Gibson out Four Months

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 27: Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls goes to the basket against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) Taj Gibson had dealt with injuries throughout the entire season. The...
Via The Sports Journal
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Taj Gibson undergoes ankle surgery

Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson underwent arthroscopic left ankle surgery this week and is expected to miss about four months if his rehabilitation goes well. Last season, Gibson played in 62 games but has had ankle problems for the past couple of seasons. Of the 20 games that he did miss last season, 17 were because of his left ankle issues. Gibson’s agent said the surgery went...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls' Taj Gibson undergoes ankle surgery, out four months

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The Bulls said Friday he will need about four months to resume full basketball activities. That puts in question his status for training camp and even the start of the season. The surgery was done Tuesday in Indianapolis. The 29-year old Gibson played in 62 games and averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds.
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Ankle Surgery Stalls Taj Gibson Trade Talks

CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 27: Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls reaches for the rebound against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on February 27, 2015 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement...
Via The Sports Journal
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls' Taj Gibson has ankle surgery

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The Bulls said Friday he will need about four months to resume full basketball activities. That puts in question his status for training camp and even the start of the season. The surgery was done Tuesday in Indianapolis. The 29-year old Gibson played in 62 games and averaged 10.3 points...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson out at least four months after ankle surgery

Taj Gibson's summer starts off with a terrible surprise for the Chicago Bulls.In an unexpected announcement, it was declared Friday that the defense-first power forward has undergone arthroscopic surgery and will miss at least four months of action while his ankle recovers.There are a lot of unanswered questions here. How long was Gibson injured? Should he have been sitting, before...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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