While reports heading to the trade deadline have mainly focused on Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol, it seems now that the Bulls front office are also fielding offers for Taj Gibson. This, according to Chicago Tribune reporter K.C Johnson.
As of now, Bulls haven't budged from seeking player AND first-round pick in any Taj Gibson talks.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 17, 2016
Gibson, currently under a very appealing contract given the rise in cap space coming in the offseason, has been in the thick of trade talks the last few seasons. In fact, it had been reported by ESPN’s Zach Lowe that the Raptors and the Bulls earlier in the year had initial discussions about a Gibson-Patrick Patterson swap, but those stalled quickly afterward.
The Chicago Bulls know that Taj Gibson can be the difference for a championship contending team, and it seems as though they will not listen to offers unless they receive immediate compensation and a future asset.
Stay with Bulls Nation with further updates as we near the trade deadline on Thursday at 2PM CT.