Chicago Bulls Youth Movement Must Be Up in the Coming Weeks

November 6th, 2009 by Josh Herman Leave a reply »
When Tyrus Thomas joined the rest of America earlier this week by catching the flu, it looked as if rookie Taj Gibson would be thrown into the fire to prove himself, at least for a couple of games.

Now it seems like the Bulls will be asking much more of the Bulls second pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

Thomas fractured a bone in his arm while lifting weights Friday morning and will miss four to six weeks recovering from subsequent surgery set for Saturday.

This means that while the Bulls have proved they can beat upper-echelon teams, it'll still be tough to rely on so much youth for the next month or so.

Luckily, Gibson's already had a head start.

Gaining consistent playing time over the first five games (with a little help from Ty's bug), Gibson has proved that he can bang with the big guys.

He's averaged 6.4 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes of play so far this season, including 11 points and 7 boards in the Bulls defeat of the Cavaliers Thursday.

Gibson has shown a knack of getting open.  Whether it's because he's causing mismatches or teams aren't paying much attention to him defensively is ...

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