Bulls' power forward and much improved player Taj Gibson, had a coming out party with Chicago last season raising his scoring average from 8 points a game to 13 points a game, while also raising his rebounding numbers over a full rebound a game from 5.3 to 6.8. Gibson Gibson continued to block about a shot and a half a game while appearing in all 82 games and only starting in 8 of those. Many thought that Gibson's strong season would equate to him starting next season. The Bulls decided to beef up their frontcourt in the off-season adding Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott.
Rumors have been running rampant recently that Gibson was not a happy camper when he was told that he would continue to appear off the bench this upcoming season. While Gibson may feel this way, he used the power of social media to dispel these rumors and keep his team-first attitude public. Gibson went to Twitter to tweeting, "I like coming off the bench tho!!! Starting or coming of the bench really doesn't matter. Please miss me with the drama #SeeRed #BullsNation."
I'm sure Taj won't care next season if the Bulls bring home the Larry O' Brien Trophy and are able to hang a championship banner up in the rafters of the United Center. The Bulls were one of the two favorites in the East until LeBron Returned to Cleveland and lured Kevin Love from Minnesota. Now LeBron has left the big 3 in Miami and has created a brand new big 3 (LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love) with the Cavs.