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Taj Gibson Biography
Taj Gibson is an American American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gibson born on 24th June 1985, in in Brooklyn, New York City.
Gibson attended attended his high school career at Brooklyn’s High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology. He then enrolled at Stoneridge Prep as a sophomore and junior in Tarzana, California. During his senior year in 2006, later join Calvary Christian in San Fernando in California. He played for the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. when he was 21 in 2007, As one of the oldest freshmen in the country, he was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team. He helped beat rival UCLA in 2008. His name appeared on the 2009 All-Pac 10 Tournament Team by helping the Trojans win the Pacific-10 Tournament Championship at the Staples Center. in 2009 he played in three season three seasons of collegiate basketball for the USC Trojans and was selected 26th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 NBA draft.Taj Gibson
Bulls signed power forward Carlos Boozer, who was expected to start at the beginning of the season rather than Gibson during the 2010 off-season. But Boozer broke his hand before the pre-season, and Gibson started the first 15 games of the season. After Boozer’s return, Gibson moved into a bench role for most of the season. He was selected as a starter for the Sophomore squad in the 2011 NBA Rising Stars challenge at the All-Star weekend, which the Rookie team won 148-140. At the end of the season, the Bulls made the playoffs as the first seed in the Eastern Conference. Gibson helped his team take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals against Atlanta On May 10, 2011.
He was named to the US Select Team In May 2012. joining the likes of Jeremy Lin, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kyrie Irving in practicing with the US Olympic Team in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He signed a multi-year rookie scale contract extension with the Bulls October 31, 2012.
Playing mostly a bench role in 2013–14, Gibson averaged 13 points and 6.8 rebounds on the season and was among the league leaders in blocked shots per game. He finished second in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, losing to Jamal Crawford. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and was ruled out for four months in June 16, 2015, Gibson. During the 2015–16 season, he appeared in 73 games and averaged 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds
He was traded, along with Doug McDermott and an unprotected 2018 second-round draft pick, to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow, and Cameron Payne in February 23, 2017. In July 10, 2017, Gibson signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting himself with coach Tom Thibodeau. He became the first NBA player ever to wear No. 67, in honor of his Brooklyn elementary school, P.S. 67. On November 22, 2017, he scored a season-high 24 points in a 124–118 win over the Orlando Magic. On February 15, 2018, Gibson scored a season-high 28 points against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Taj Gibson Age
He is 33yrs of age, He was born on June 24, 1985.
Taj Gibson Contract
- Signed a 2 year $28 million contract with Minnesota JUL 10 2017
- Fined $2,000 for ejection (Flagrant 2) from CHI-CLE game in MAY 12 2015.
- Fined $25,000 for verbally abusing the refs during CHI-MIA game in MAY 10 2013.
- Signed a 4 year $33 million rookie scale extension with Chicago in OCT 31 2012.
- Chicago (CHI) exercised $1.19 million option for 2012-2013. In JUN 29 2011.
- Chicago (CHI) exercised $1.1 million option for 2011-2012 in OCT 25 2010.
- Signed a 2 year $2.15 million contract with Chicago (CHI) in JUL 8 2009.
- Drafted by Chicago (CHI): Round 1 (#26overall JUN 25 2009
Taj Gibson Salary
His has an annual average salary of $14,000,000. This is how he has been earning in the previous years.
- 2017/18 Minnesota Timberwolves $14,000,000
- 2016/17 Oklahoma City Thunder $8,950,000
- 2015/16 Chicago Bulls $8,500,000
- 2014/15 Chicago Bulls $8,000,000
- 2013/14 Chicago Bulls $7,550,000
- 2012/13 Chicago Bulls $2,155,811
- 2011/12 Chicago Bulls $1,195,680
- 2010/11 Chicago Bulls $1,117,680
- 2009/10 Chicago Bulls $1,039,800
Taj Gibson Net Worth
Gibson is Net Worth $32 Million dollars and earns an annual Salary of $14 Million dollars. He Recently bought a brand new Ferrari luxury car for $825,000 USD. The Net Worth of Taj Gibson has seen a hike of 45% over the past few years. out the Exclusive information on Taj Gibson Net Worth details such as Yearly Income, House, Car Collection, Investments.
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Taj Gibson Girlfriend- Taj Gibson Wife
He has an ex Girlfriend Tenille Melissa, but as for now there is no information about her current getting married or dating someone.
Taj Gibson Kids/Children
Gibson and Melissa had a daughter before they separated.