Chicago Bulls: 3 Reasons Taj Gibson Deserves Expanded Role with Team Next Year

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Chicago Bulls: 3 Reasons Taj Gibson Deserves Expanded Role with Team Next Year
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As a rookie, Taj Gibson worked and hustled his way into the Chicago Bulls' starting lineup. He went on to average nine points and 7.5 rebounds per game in about 27 minutes of action.

This past year, because of the offseason signing of Carlos Boozer, Gibson humbly accepted a lesser role as his playing time diminished to almost 22 minutes per game.

Despite receiving less time, Gibson continued to emerge as a vital piece of Chicago's success. By filling in for injuries and inconsistent play, Gibson provided a spark for Chicago as they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.

His strong play and defensive presence late in the season ignited some talk of Gibson deserving an expanded role for a team that appears to be on the brink of greatness.

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