Taj Gibson had a stellar year and an even better post-season. He only continues to get better – even to the point where I’d say 98% of Bulls fans believe he should be starting in place of Carlos Boozer (am I right?!). But that’s a whole different article. Being selected to the USA Select Team to train with the men’s Olympic team further proves his rank in the league. As he gets better, so does his value – and Taj Gibson will be a restricted free agent after the upcoming season. On Thursday, when speaking with ESPN Chicago, Gibson made it perfectly clear that he wants to remain a Chicago Bull for a very long time:
“I told [management] how committed I am to just being with the Bulls. It’s not a thought in my head to leave Chicago because I love playing for the Bulls. I love wearing the Bulls logo across my chest. So that’s the last thing I’m thinking about right now. Right now, I’m just thinking about next year. Just come in and figure out how I can try to help the team better and just let the chips fall in place. I believe my future is here. Either mid-July or next year (for an extension), just have to be patient and just wait and see.”
We love you in a Bulls uniform too, Taj.