#67 Power Forward

Taj Gibson

Height / Weight
6' 9" / 232 lbs
Born
Jun 24, 1985 (37)
College
Southern California
NBA Draft
1st Round, 26th Overall, 2009
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$70 million
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
3.6
-0.8
Rebounds
2.0
-2.4
Assists
0.8
+0.2
PER
14.09
+0.99
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Taj Gibson
Nickname: Labor Secretary, Mr. Clean
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Shoe Size: 13
Education: USC
Parents: Sharon and Wilbert Gibson

Taj Gibson Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, & Basketball Career

Taj Gibson was born in Brooklyn on June 24, 1985. After playing for three different high schools during his high school basketball career, Gibson elected to attend USC. As a 21-year old freshman, Gibson was one of the oldest freshmen in the country. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls 26th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Gibson has played the sixth-man role most of his career. Known for his defense and energy, Gibson is a great role player that can do the dirty work to help a team win a game. Never a big stats guy, Gibson has played for four teams in his NBA career. He is now a member of the New York Knicks.

Taj Gibson High School Career (Calvary Christian)

Gibson began his high school career at Brooklyn's High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology. He then attended Stoneridge Prep as a sophomore and junior in Tarzana, California. During his senior year in 2006, he attended Calvary Christian in San Fernando, California.

Taj Gibson College Career (USC Trojans)

Gibson played college basketball at USC. During his freshman season, Gibson was 21-years old. He was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team. During his sophomore season, Gibson was named to the All-Pac-10 Tournament team when he helped lead the Trojans to a Pac-10 Tournament title.

Taj Gibson NBA Career

Gibson was drafted 26th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. He played in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend. Gibson was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Gibson was a starter for the sophomore squad in the 2011 NBA Rising Stars Challenge during his second season. During the 2013-2014 season, Gibson finished second in the NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting.

On February 23, 2017, Gibson was traded, along with Doug McDermott and an unprotected 2018 second-round pick, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne. Following the completion of the season, Gibson signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves that July.

On July 9, 2019, Gibson signed with the New York Knicks.

Taj Gibson Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Taj Gibson has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. In his career, he has earned over $75 million in salary. He is set to earn $9 million during the 2019-2020 season. 

Taj Gibson signed a 2-year, $20 million contract with the New York Knicks in 2019.

Taj Gibson Personal Life

Taj Gibson was born on June 14, 1985 in Brooklyn to parents Sharon and Wilbert Gibson. Taj has one brother and one sister. He was one child with his former girlfriend.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NBA All-Rookie First Team
2010
Awards and Honors by Year:
2010
NBA All-Rookie First Team

Taj Gibson Quotes

“Just remember that time before you went to the draft or before you got to college and how you were. Most of us come from nothing. So we got to appreciate this like it's our last day.”

"It was like one of the biggest decisions of your life. It was like a decision as far as making a choice of what college I want to go to, then now this is one of the biggest decisions -- having to choose whether to take money or not take money. It's a humbling situation and I was blessed to be in a situation like that and learn from it.”

"It's crazy because when I first got drafted, it felt like they didn't even want me."

Taj Gibson Fun Facts

  • Played high school basketball at three different schools.
  • Was 21-years old his freshman year of college.
  • Never missed a three-pointer playing for Oklahoma City (1-for-1).
  • 2012 US Select Team member.
  • First NBA player to wear number 67.
Career stats
2022-2023
WAS
2021-2022
NY
2020-2021
NY
2019-2020
NY
2018-2019
MIN
2017-2018
MIN
2016-2017
OKC
2015-2016
CHI
2014-2015
CHI
2013-2014
CHI
2012-2013
CHI
2011-2012
CHI
2010-2011
CHI
2009-2010
CHI
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
32 10.1 54.1 20.0 69.0 2.0 0.8 0.2 0.4 3.6
2021-2022
52 18.2 51.8 39.5 80.8 4.4 0.6 0.8 0.4 4.4
2020-2021
45 20.8 62.7 20.0 72.7 5.6 0.8 1.1 0.7 5.4
2019-2020
62 16.5 58.4 28.6 73.2 4.3 0.8 0.5 0.4 6.1
2018-2019
70 24.1 56.6 32.4 75.7 6.5 1.2 0.6 0.8 10.8
2017-2018
82 33.2 57.7 20.0 76.8 7.1 1.2 0.7 0.8 12.2
2016-2017
78 25.5 51.6 23.1 71.5 6.3 0.9 0.8 0.6 10.8
2015-2016
73 26.5 52.5 0.0 69.2 6.9 1.5 1.1 0.6 8.6
2014-2015
62 27.3 50.2 0.0 71.7 6.4 1.1 1.2 0.6 10.3
2013-2014
82 28.7 47.9 0.0 75.1 6.8 1.1 1.4 0.5 13.0
2012-2013
65 22.4 48.5 0.0 67.9 5.3 0.9 1.4 0.4 8.0
2011-2012
65 20.4 49.6 0.0 63.3 5.3 0.7 1.3 0.4 7.8
2010-2011
53 22.2 42.9 12.5 67.4 5.5 0.7 1.5 0.5 7.2
2009-2010
12 22.2 49.4 0.0 53.3 4.9 0.6 1.0 0.7 7.0
Recent Games
Mon 1/30
Sat 1/28
Wed 1/25
Tue 1/24
Sat 1/21
Wed 1/18
Fri 1/13
Wed 1/11
Mon 1/9
Wed 12/28
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Mon 1/30
W 127-106
17 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Sat 1/28
W 113-103
17 9 5 5 10 3 0 1 2
Wed 1/25
W 108-103
8 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
Tue 1/24
W 127-126
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sat 1/21
W 118-138
12 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 3
Wed 1/18
W 116-105
8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Fri 1/13
L 112-108
11 5 1 1 2 1 0 0 1
Wed 1/11
W 97-100
24 9 3 5 8 3 1 1 0
Mon 1/9
L 132-112
11 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Wed 12/28
W 102-127
9 7 1 1 2 1 1 1 1