Taj Jami Gibson was born on June 24,1985 and is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
18 Facts About Taj Gibson
Taj Gibson was born on June 24,1985, in Brooklyn, New York.
Taj Gibson began his high school career at Brooklyn's High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology.
Taj Gibson then attended Stoneridge Prep as a sophomore and junior in Tarzana, California.
Taj Gibson played at the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
Taj Gibson was named to the 2009 All-Pac 10 Tournament Team by helping the Trojans win the Pacific-10 tournament championship at the Staples Center.
Taj Gibson declared for the 2009 NBA draft, and was selected 26th overall by the Chicago Bulls.
Taj Gibson was the starting power forward for most of his rookie season with the Bulls and impressed many people with his high energy and good defense.
Taj Gibson averaged 7.6 points per game and 7.0 rebounds while the Bulls lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round.
On October 31,2012, Taj Gibson signed a multi-year rookie scale contract extension with the Bulls.
Taj Gibson finished second in the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award, losing to Jamal Crawford.
On June 16,2015, Taj Gibson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and was ruled out for four months.
On February 23,2017, Taj Gibson 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.
On July 10,2017, Taj Gibson signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting himself with coach Tom Thibodeau.
On February 15,2018, Taj Gibson scored a season-high 28 points against the Los Angeles Lakers.
On July 9,2019, Taj Gibson signed with his hometown team the New York Knicks.
On July 19,2022, Taj Gibson signed with the Washington Wizards.