Taj Gibson backs up Carlos Boozer on the Chicago Bulls, but has been closing out games on a regular basis. Tom Thibodeau keeps Gibson's minutes up as he adds valuable energy and defense when the team needs him most.
He's known as a hard-hat, lunch pail kind of player. While Gibson won't light up the stat box he provides defensive intensity, rebounding, shot-blocking and now flashes of offense; contributing just under eight points a game in 20 minutes this season.
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