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Gibson (patella tendinitis) finished Friday's game with four points (2-4 FG), one rebound and two assists in 22 minutes.
Not a spectacular performance from Gibson. He averages 29 minutes per game this season and may have been affected by the injury. He will have four days off until the Bulls face the Rockets on Wednesday.
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Gibson is dealing with right patella tendinitis, although he's considered probable to play against the Suns on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
This is a new injury for Gibson that won't likely pose problems for his long-term viability. The 29-year-old is spending 27.3 minutes on the court over his last four contests.
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Gibson had 11 points (2-7 FG, 5-8 FT) and eight rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Heat.
Gibson has resumed his role coming off the bench now that Noah is back from injury, but Noah is still a bit hampered. As a result, Gibson should continue to put up solid numbers moving forward.
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Gibson provided 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 FT), 10 rebounds, and five blocks in 38 minutes in the loss at Cleveland on Monday.
Gibson has stepped into the starting lineup for Joakim Noah (ankle). In the last three games, he has averaged 10.7 points and 8.0 rebounds, so he isn't breaking the bank. Noah should be back soon, so Gibson's value will likely dip.
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Gibson started in place of Joakim Noah (ankle) against the Celtics Friday. He scored 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-3 FT) and added eight rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes.
As has happened many times over the past several seasons, whenever Noah misses time, Gibson steps into the starting lineup. As per the norm, in the larger starting role, Gibson's production and fantasy value increased instantly. Gibson rarely blows anyone away with these fill-in performances, but they are usually pretty reliable and consistent. As long as Noah is out, Gibson has start-worthy value in most formats.
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Gibson received extra playing time after Joakim Noah (ankle) went out and provided 12 points (6-9 FG) and six rebounds in 32 minutes in the loss to the Wizards on Wednesday.
Gibson has been playing limited minutes since returning from an ankle injury. In his last five games, he has offered 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. If Noah's injury proves serious, Gibson could get a nice bump in minutes and be a decent add.
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Gibson (ankle) scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes Monday against the Jazz.
The Bulls have much more depth this year than they have had in recent years, but Gibson remains a key part of their team. He is averaging 10.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last five games and remains a decent fantasy option despite not being a starter.
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Gibson (ankle) is considered probable to play Wednesday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Gibson has been battling an ankle injury of late, but he practiced Tuesday and should play Wednesday, barring a setback. In 27 minutes off the bench Monday versus Houston, Gibson scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds.
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Gibson (ankle) scored 12 points (4-10 FG, 4-5 FT) with six rebounds in 31 minutes in the overtime win against Boston on Saturday.
Gibson has been battling an ankle injury and it has affected his production. He has averaged 9.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in 23.6 minutes in his last five games. It might be wise to bench Gibson until he starts producing double-doubles more consistently.
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Gibson (ankle) is considered probable for Saturday's game against the Celtics.
Gibson has been battling through an ankle injury for more than two weeks but hasn't missed a game due to the injury since Dec. 19. He's averaged just over 20 minutes in seven games since that absence and figures to be available for a similar workload against Boston.