Chicago Bulls 2013-14 Player Grades: Taj Gibson

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Apr 27, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) dunks the ball as Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza (1) looks on in the second quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Despite losing in the first round of the playoffs for the second time in three years, the Chicago Bulls 2013-14 campaign was still a successful one.

While Joakim Noah received a lot of praise for his breakout season, there was another frontline player who stepped up his game as well.

The player in question is none other than Taj Gibson.

How well did Gibson play this year?

And did he finally shed the label of being a one-dimensional player?

To answer these questions, let’s take a brief look back at the season that was for the fifth-year player out of USC, including season stats, highlight/lowlight, best/worst performances and my final grade.

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  • Brandy Tillman

    Glad to hear he will be starting next season. Do you think some of the improved stats are because he received more playing time this season?

    • James Tillman

      Thanks for the response Brandy. Well, it is a combination of both the increased playing time and the effort he put into his game off the court. He hasn’t reached superstar status as of yet, but if he keeps improving, he will become what the team thought they were getting when they signed Boozer—a consistent low-post threat who can play both ends of the floor.