Taj Gibson (OKC) – “Tajy Woo” ad

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Profile:

OKC Power Forward: 6’9, 225 lbs; 9th year, USC 

NBA Role: two-way power forward • Star UnderDOG

‘The Hard Hat-Lunch Pail’ approach: Taj Gibson’s path to success; works and works and works on the glass, in the paint, and on defense – Gibson was a staple in CHI‘s lineup since his rookie season (2009-10*) – traded to OKC at the deadline (Feb. ’17); one of the league’s most versatile front court defenders – understands PnR switches, slides his feet and stays vertical when pursuing shots on the ineterior; Taj features a few spin moves and counters when facing up but makes his most noise utilizing a high-arching J from midrange (unless he has the speed advantage – then, it’s a crossover followed by a lefty finish); high-volume rebounder, keeps plays alive, finishes off defensive possessions; will play any role you ask – Taj has gone from 70-game-rookie-starter to 6MOY candidate back-to-starter – does a bit of everything for OKC

*Vinny, Tyrus & Pull-Ups 

Signature Move: galloping crossover, lefty layup

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 76

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Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 9.4 points/game, 6.4 rebounds/game, 50% FG

NBA All-Rookie First-Team (2010)

Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2009)

Brooklyn native


More on “Tajy Woo”

“Featured Lights”

  • “Stepping Up in the Second Season” – The Bulls (as a whole) were pretty pathetic in the 2014 postseason – Taj Gibson, however, was not (via GD’s Highlights; Apr. 2014):

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