Taj Gibson Accepts Extension with Bulls


Going into the game tonight, it looked like there was no chance the Bulls would be able to extend forward Taj Gibson before the deadline making him a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Even Gibson was down on the prospects:

“I highly doubt it,” Gibson said prior to Wednesday’s win. “That’s the way I see it. Just got to put it behind me, move forward, try to win games.”

Well it looks like he changed his mind. Gibson agreed to a 4 year deal worth up to $38 million. Here is what Taj had to say:

”Pax and Gar stressed they wanted me here a long time,” Gibson said. “It dawned on me I didn’t want to be a selfish player. I wanted to get what’s fair. It’s a lot of money. I can’t really turn it down, especially for the security. You never know what can happen during the year. At any given moment, I could pull a groin or hurt my knee.”

That was a bit of a strange statement to me but it sounds like he just didn’t want to take a risk. As for the terms of the contract, it is a fair deal in my eyes and matches his value to the team. Now if only the Bulls could amnesty Boozer and get a second star…

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