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Taj Gibson
Taj Gibson
No. 22 - Oklahoma City Thunder
Power Forward / Center
Personal information
Born                           June 24, 1985 (1985-06-24) (age 35)
                                    Brooklyn, New York
Nationality                 U.S. Flag American
Listed height            6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight           225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school             Calvary Christian
                                  (San Fernando, California)
College                   USC (2006–2009)
NBA Draft                 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career               2009-present (11 years)
Career history
20092017                 Chicago Bulls
2017–present             Oklahoma City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)
  • All-Pac-10 Second Team (2009)
  • All-Pac-10 Third Team (2008)
  • Pac-10 Defensive player of the Year (2009)
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Taj Jami Gibson (born June 24, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.

Early life

College career

Professional career

Chicago Bulls (2009–2017)

Gibson declared for the 2009 NBA draft, and was selected 26th overall by the Chicago Bulls. He, along with fellow draft pick James Johnson, signed with the Bulls in July, 2009.

Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–present)

On February 23, 2017, Gibson was traded, along with Doug McDermott to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne.

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