Taj Gibson Is Nice Edition To Chicago Bulls’ Starting Lineup

November 12th, 2009 by Scott Ottersen Leave a reply »
The Chicago Bulls are struggling.  There is no doubt about that.

I do not believe it has anything to do with Tyrus Thomas being out.  I really don't think he makes the Bulls that much better.  I'm not saying that he wouldn't help, but I just don't think it's hurting the Bulls as much to have him out.

What I do like about Thomas being out is that it is allowing Taj Gibson to get more playing time.  I think he can develop into a great piece for the Bulls rotation and will provide the Bulls executives with enough to feel safe trading away Thomas.

Both Gibson and Thomas have the same skillsets.  They are both long, lanky, undersized power forwards.  Neither are a tremendous asset on the offensive end, but I believe the ceiling is higher for Gibson than it is for Thomas.

We have seen all we can get out of Thomas. He has shown that he can turn it on at any point, but just doesn't have it in him to turn it on every night.  I'm not saying that Gibson does, but I think Gibson understands that he doesn't have the ability to take over offensively, so he plays within the team offense and earns his points, rather than trying to create them. ...

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