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Taj Gibson
Position: F
Born: 06/24/85
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $14,000,000
Minnesota missed its first 14 shots of the fourth quarter, before Butler made a 3-pointer midway through the period to end the rally. The Magic got within four in the waning seconds before Teague hit two free throws. “We got to play like we’re down 20 instead of playing like we’re up 20,” Gibson said. “When you try to guard the lead, things tend to happen. When you’re playing like you’ve got nothing to lose and you’re down, you keep playing and running fast, running to offense, trying to get your points, trying to just get things done. When you’re trying to be safe with the lead, you never know.”
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau likes to say the games played will tell a team exactly where it is. So what does their 125-101 thumping at Golden State on Wednesday night tell them? “It tells us that we got humbled tonight,” Wolves veteran forward Taj Gibson said. “It’s a learning curve,” Gibson said. “That’s what happens when you’re feeling good: Five-game winning streak, people telling you how good you are. We just got humbled. Back to the drawing board and learn from it. I’m excited for the next game. I know we’re going to bounce back even better.”
No story on the rise and fall of the Bulls can be told without remembering that day. “He had a freak accident that even to this day it still feels surreal,” Taj Gibson says. “Because we had a bunch of nice talent. We had a nice core of guys that everybody just wanted to win. Everybody was unselfish.” Says Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson: “I know it’s easy to sit in this seat and say, ‘Blame it all on, blame whatever happened on this injury.’ But I don’t think people understand how significant that turned out to be. First of all, that injury for him personally, what that meant to his physical ability and career and the mental stress it put on him, that was a huge thing. But from a business standpoint, it limited so much that we could do. If you lose that type of player, they’re really going to struggle.”
2 months ago via ESPN
After not speaking for more than a year, Noah and Butler patched things up this summer during some training sessions in California, according to sources. Noah says he and Rose still talk about how much they miss some of the good times they had with Thibodeau and their teammates in Chicago. “I know I never would have gotten those awards [including Defensive Player of the Year in 2014] without Jimmy Butler, without Taj Gibson,” Noah says. “I’ll probably look back on my basketball career and say, ‘You know what? Those were the best times in my life.’ … We definitely had our differences. But at the end of the day, Taj, Jimmy, Pooh [Rose], all those guys are brothers for life.”
2 months ago via ESPN