HoopsHype Taj Gibson rumors

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And while Hinrich and Mike Dunleavy have been churning in the trade rumor mill for more than a month, Taj Gibson’s name is the one that is picking up, and could determine how serious the Bulls are in clearing space for a max contract to land the likes of a Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James. According to a source, the Lakers, Wizards and Bobcats have each inquired about Gibson, but they were preliminary talks in which the Bulls did not like the return. Chicago Sun-Times

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Nate Robinson and Marco Belinelli — key clutch players last season — aren’t here anymore. And Derrick Rose is once again lost for the season. That basically leaves a help- wanted sign: Closer. Experience needed. “You can’t really say that it’s a matter of one guy closing out games for us,’’ Gibson said. “It’s about our team figuring it out, figuring out how to get stops when it counts. It’s about stopping them and keeping our momentum going, and we haven’t been able to do that consistently. “It’s about counting on the guy next to you, counting on the guys that are out there with you. That’s what we have to improve on and look forward to.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson became the 15th player to draw a warning for violating the anti-flopping rule, the NBA announced Monday. Gibson drew his warning for a play that occurred in the first quarter of Saturday's victory over the Cavaliers. A video replay showed Gibson exaggerating contact he drew from Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. Chicago Tribune

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The Chicago Bulls are used to playing shorthanded in recent years, but as the injuries pile up, the losses grow more frustrating. The Bulls were without starting small forward Luol Deng for Saturday's 92-75 loss to the Detroit Pistons, their fifth loss in seven games since losing Derrick Rose to season-ending knee surgery. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau started backup power forward Taj Gibson in Deng's place, alongside Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah. The decision was a response to the Pistons' big frontcourt unit that features Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. "It's real frustrating, because we're not getting a chance to get a rhythm," Gibson said of the constant lineup changes and injuries. "There's always one guy banged up from the night before." USA Today Sports

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Taj Gibson has no doubt Rose will return from his second setback. "He's one of those guys who loves adversity and works harder," Gibson said. "That's a great guy." … Jimmy Butler traveled, did his rehab but remains "two steps away" from returning from turf toe, Thibodeau said. Chicago Tribune

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“Miami is still the team to beat,’’ Gibson said. “They still have [Dwyane Wade], Chris Bosh, a lot of size now, so I think they’re still the team to beat. They’re the champs.’’ And chasing history. If Miami can win a third consecutive title, it joins elite company. Only the Bulls, Lakers and Celtics have accomplished that feat, and Gibson would like to keep it that way. “Seeing how we’re such competitors, that’s what we’re trying to do,’’ Gibson said. “We’re not just trying to knock them out from reaching that, but we’re trying to build our own championship habits.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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