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Taj Gibson
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11.1 8.3 1.5
Team: MinnesotaHeight: 6-9 Born: 6/24/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 235 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
College: USCDraft: 1st Round 26th pick by Bulls (2009)


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Dec. 14 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST7:16 UAE (+1)04:1622:16 ET9:16 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 12 points Thursday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Sacramento Kings 119-96. Gibson pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 24:22 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Dec. 13 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:580:58 ET11:58 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored seven points Tuesday, going 3 of 9 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 118-112 in overtime. Gibson pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 39:42 on the floor before fouling out. He added two blocks and two steals.
Analysis: Gibson has just 13 points over Minnesota's last two games, but he's averaging a solid 12.7 and 10 rebounds in the last nine. The 32-year-old will never have a high fantasy ceiling as the T-Wolves' dirty-work guy, but his floor is rarely all that low either.
Dec. 11 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST20:25 UAE17:2511:25 ET10:25 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored six points Sunday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Dallas Mavericks 97-92. Gibson pulled down nine rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 33:59 of playing time. He added one block.
Dec. 7 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:430:43 ET11:43 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 16 points Wednesday, going 7 of 10 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 113-107. Gibson pulled down 14 rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 36:25 on the floor. He added three blocks and one steal.
Analysis: Gibson had 14 points and 10 rebounds by halftime en route to his fifth double-double in seven games, and added a season-high block total for some icing on the cake. The trusty veteran is averaging a solid 14.4 points on 58.8 percent shooting along with 9.9 boards during that seven-game run.
Dec. 5 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET5:13 GMT13:13 10:13 PM MST12:13 AM EST9:13 UAE06:130:13 ET11:13 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 14 points Monday on 4-of-11 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 95-92. Gibson pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 37:22 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Dec. 4 6:41 AM PT7:41 AM MT8:41 AM CT9:41 AM ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST18:41 UAE15:419:41 ET8:41 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 20 points Sunday, going 6 of 9 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 112-106. Gibson grabbed 11 rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 39:39 on the floor.
Analysis: Gibson is thriving in his first season in Minnesota. He's averaging 14.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and shooting 63.1 percent over his last seven games.
Dec. 1 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST7:35 UAE (+1)04:3522:35 ET9:35 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored nine points Friday on 3-of-6 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-107. Gibson grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 36:00 of playing time. He added one steal. Gibson went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
Nov. 30 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET6:48 GMT14:48 11:48 PM MST1:48 AM EST10:48 UAE07:481:48 ET12:48 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 10 points Wednesday on 4-of-7 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 120-102. Gibson grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 37:56 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
Nov. 28 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST7:45 UAE (+1)04:4522:45 ET9:45 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 16 points Tuesday, going 8 of 13 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Washington Wizards 92-89. Gibson pulled down 11 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 41:06 of playing time.
Analysis: Gibson has scored 16 in consecutive games and has notched back-to-back double-doubles. Minnesota is in New Orleans on Wednesday, and Gibson had 11 points and 12 rebounds against the Pelicans on Nov. 1.
Nov. 26 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 16 points Sunday, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Phoenix Suns 119-108. Gibson had a season-high 14 rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +15 in his 36:36 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
Analysis: Gibson notched his seventh double-double of the season. He finished 8 of 12 from the floor, matching a career high for made field goals. While most of the attention on Minnesota's revamped roster has focused on Jimmy Butler, Gibson has emerged as a reliable inside presence. ''He adds a lot to the team, the way he plays,'' Tom Thibodeau said. ''He's got great quickness, he's got great feet, but there's a toughness to him that makes him what we need, too.''
Nov. 24 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5722:57 ET9:57 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored eight points Friday on 4-of-7 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Miami Heat 109-97. Gibson pulled down eight rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 36:37 on the floor. He added one block.
Nov. 23 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST9:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 24 points Wednesday, going 8 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Orlando Magic 124-118. Gibson grabbed nine rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +21 in his 40:06 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.
Analysis: This one was impossible to see coming, as Gibson had just one point in 24 minutes Monday at Charlotte and was averaging 9.6 per game for the season. Though generally a secondary option in Minnesota's talented starting five, the trusty veteran has been making a decent contribution lately with averages of 12.5 points and 8.6 rebounds over his last 10 games.
Nov. 20 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST6:35 UAE (+1)03:3521:35 ET8:35 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored one point Monday, going 0 of 4 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Charlotte Hornets 118-102. Gibson grabbed six rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 29:17 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Nov. 19 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 10 points Sunday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Detroit Pistons 100-97. Gibson grabbed six rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -7 in his 31:17 on the floor before fouling out. He added one block and one steal.
Nov. 18 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE20:1414:14 ET1:14 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 10 points Friday on 2-of-5 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Dallas Mavericks 111-87. Gibson pulled down 11 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +21 in his 33:38 of playing time.
Nov. 16 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE16:1910:19 ET9:19 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 10 points Wednesday on 3-of-8 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the San Antonio Spurs 98-86. Gibson grabbed eight rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 30:05 on the floor. Gibson went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Nov. 14 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST20:57 UAE17:5711:57 ET10:57 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 15 points Monday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Utah Jazz 109-98. Gibson grabbed 10 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +21 in his 39:28 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Gibson went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Nov. 12 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET6:33 GMT14:33 11:33 PM MST1:33 AM EST10:33 UAE07:331:33 ET12:33 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 16 points Saturday, going 6 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Phoenix Suns 118-110. Gibson pulled down 11 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 36:44 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.
Analysis: Gibson saw a season high in minutes on a night key reserve Gorgui Dieng was unavailable and responded with his fourth double-double in five games. The reliable forward is averaging a pretty solid 12.2 points, 10 rebounds and 1.4 steals during that time frame.
Nov. 9 10:44 PM PT11:44 PM MT12:44 AM CT1:44 AM ET6:44 GMT14:44 11:44 PM MST1:44 AM EST10:44 UAE07:441:44 ET12:44 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 14 points Wednesday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Golden State Warriors 125-101. Gibson pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 26:37 on the floor.
Analysis: Gibson has quietly averaged close to a double-double this month, having put up 11.3 points and 9.8 rebounds through the first four games of November. With a secure role in Minnesota's rotation, the Tom Thibodeau favorite should have a chance to maintain that pace if he can stay healthy.
Nov. 6 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored eight points Sunday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Charlotte Hornets 112-94. Gibson grabbed 10 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +15 in his 28:59 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Analysis: That's now three straight games with double-digit rebounds for Gibson, who posted double-doubles in the previous two. The 32-year-old is still averaging just 8.7 points per game for the season, so he's more of a fantasy target for boards and steals.
Nov. 5 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST10:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 12 points Saturday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Dallas Mavericks 112-99. Gibson grabbed 10 rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 30:35 of playing time. He added two blocks and two steals.
Analysis: Gibson has now picked up two straight double-doubles after delivering mostly uninspiring numbers through the season's first seven games. Since the veteran is a Tom Thibodeau favorite and the Timberwolves are starting to come together as a unit, his fantasy stock is on the rise even though his ceiling isn't particularly high.
Nov. 2 6:29 AM PT7:29 AM MT8:29 AM CT9:29 AM ET13:29 GMT21:29 6:29 AM MST8:29 AM EST17:29 UAE14:299:29 ET7:29 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 11 points Wednesday on 5-of-8 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 104-98. Gibson pulled down 12 rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 34:01 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Gibson went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
Oct. 30 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)04:2423:24 ET9:24 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored seven points Monday, going 3 of 4 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 125-122 in overtime. Gibson grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 31:27 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Oct. 27 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST6:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 16 points Friday on 8-of-12 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-116. Gibson grabbed eight rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 36:27 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.
Oct. 25 10:55 PM PT11:55 PM MT12:55 AM CT1:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE07:551:55 ET12:55 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored six points Tuesday on 3-of-4 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Indiana Pacers 130-107. Gibson grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 22:05 of playing time. He added one block.
Oct. 25 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST5:52 UAE (+1)03:5221:52 ET8:52 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored six points Wednesday, going 2 of 5 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Detroit Pistons 122-101. Gibson pulled down three rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 24:21 on the floor. He added two blocks.
Oct. 22 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST5:57 UAE (+1)03:5721:57 ET8:57 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored 11 points Sunday, going 5 of 7 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Gibson grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +21 in his 33:11 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Gibson went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Gibson's double-double came after he totaled 10 points and 12 boards while shooting 5 of 16 in the first two games.
Oct. 20 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST7:32 UAE (+1)05:3223:32 ET10:32 PM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored four points Friday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Utah Jazz 100-97. Gibson grabbed nine rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 26:17 on the floor. He added two steals.
Oct. 19 6:23 AM PT7:23 AM MT8:23 AM CT9:23 AM ET13:23 GMT21:23 6:23 AM MST8:23 AM EST17:23 UAE15:239:23 ET8:23 AM CTNaN:� - Taj Gibson scored six points Wednesday, going 3 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the San Antonio Spurs 107-99. Gibson pulled down four rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 27:09 of playing time. He added one steal.
July 8 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST22:44 UAE20:4414:44 ET1:44 PM CTNaN:� - Gibson was arrested for a traffic violation in New York City. The New York Police Department says a 2016 Mercedes Benz sedan made an illegal U-turn in Queens early Thursday. Police stopped the car and Gibson, who was driving, produced a suspended Illinois driver's license.
Analysis: Gibson recently agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract to play in Minnesota. The deal reunites the 32-year-old power forward with Tom Thibodeau, who coached him for five seasons in Chicago.
July 2 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST19:54 UAE17:5411:54 ET10:54 AM CTNaN:� - Gibson has agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract with the Timberwolves.
Analysis: The eight-year veteran gets a reunion with Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau, whom he played under for five seasons in Chicago. Gibson has only averaged 9.4 points per game during his career, but he's a solid rebounder who should help bolster Minnesota on the defensive end, a glaring weakness for the Timberwolves last season.

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