April 26, 2017, 2:24 pm
Taj Gibson said “the goal is to stay,” when asked about his impending free agency this afternoon.
Credit to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders for the quote. Gibson was traded from Chicago to OKC at the trade deadline and ended up starting for the Thunder down the stretch. While it seems like he really enjoyed playing with his new team, there will be plenty of teams offering him deals this offseason. He’s one of those players who can fit onto most rosters as an athletic four who’s a strong defender and decent rebounder. We’ll see what plays out in free agency. His fantasy value is heavily dependent on his next batch of teammates but he’ll be hard pressed to emerge as anything more than a late-round value.