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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
They rallied from 10 points behind with fewer than 10 minutes to go to beat the Wizards on a night when rivals Oklahoma City, New Orleans, San Antonio, Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers all won as well. The only team in pursuit of playoff spots three through eight that lost: Denver. “We watch every night,” Wolves veteran forward Taj Gibson said. “You try to go hard to win your game and then watch the scores around. You’re either like, ‘Yes!’ or ‘Oh, man, c’mon.’ But you can’t depend on any other team to help you win. You go out there and do the best you can with the schedule you’ve got.”
Storyline: Playoff Seeding
That’s easier said than done when the latest result is just an internet click away. Thibodeau constantly reminds that all 82 games are worth the same, but at this time of year a victory such as Sunday’s over the Warriors feels like it weighs a bit more. “It’s nerve-racking,” Gibson said. “But when it goes your way, it’s like Christmas every day. It’s really good because you circle some of those games [such as the Golden State game] because you know they’re going to be really, really tough games, like playoff-style games where it’s going to come down to the last two shots and it’s about which teams can execute better. Those are playoff-style games and that’s what it’s all about.”
I pointed out that he is also much less predictable in what hand he uses to shoot with, uses them interchangeably when working both sides of the basket, which significantly magnifies the guesswork for an opponent. “That is all a testament to Thibs, from all his workout drills,” Gibson said. “Every day after practice after we come in (to the closing huddle), he is always making me do right and left jump hooks — every day. He is just constantly like, Did you do your jump hooks?
In this context, the timing of Butler’s injury is incredibly unfortunate (as if there was ever a good time for him to tear his meniscus). Gibson understands how the weight has shifted. “In my career, I have always been that carefree, always-pick-you-up teammate; if the coach is on you I am always going to stay late and help you out. But I am a veteran and doing it at a higher level now. Now guys are coming in and watching my every move. Watching how I am with Thibs. Watch if I’m taking breaks or taking time off during practice. Every time that you’re out there, somebody is watching you.”