Taj Gibson

MKhanal 26 Nov,2018

Facts of Taj Gibson

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010), Second-team All-Pac-10 (2009), Third-team All-Pac-10 (2008), Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2009)
Full Name
Taj Jami Gibson
Birth Name
Taj Jami Gibson
Famous Name
Taj Gibson
Current City
Brooklyn, New York
Tenille Melissa (split)
Wilbert Gibson
Sharon Gibson
Brother Greg "Y.G" Gibson and sister Jasu Robinson Okai
Father Nationality
Mother Nationality
No. of Twitter Followers
No. of Instagram Followers


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$35 Million
basketball player
Currently Club
Minnesota Timberwolves
Started career as
basketball player


Tenille Melissa (split)

Taj Gibson is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2020, Gibson currently plays for the New York Knicks as their Power forward. Taj Jami Gibson has played for other teams like Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Playing as a Power forward, Taj reportedly earns around $9 million as his yearly salary from the Knicks, while his annual salary with Timberwolves previously in 2018 was $14 million. He has an estimated net worth of over $35 million.

Taj Gibson's Net Worth and Salary

Taj Gibson signed a 2-year / $20,000,000 contract with the New York Knicks in 2019. As per the deal, he earned $10 million in average annual salary while carrying a cap hit of $9,000,000 and a dead cap value of $9,000,000. Gibson's salary in 2019-2020 is $9,000,000, while he will be paid $9,450,000 in the next season.

Gibson's Current Contract:

Year Salary/ Earnings
2019 $9,000,000
2020 $9,450,000

Earlier, he was signed to a two-year contract worth $28 million with the Minnesota Timberwolves, including a guaranteed sum of $28 million and an average annual salary of $14 million

In 2018-19, Gibson earned a basic salary of $14 million, a cap hit of $14 million and a dead cap of $14 million.

Gibson Previous contract and Earnings

Year Team Contract
2009-12 Chicago Bulls $3,119,857
2012-15 Chicago Bulls $17,705,811
2015-16 Chicago Bulls $8,500,000
2016-17 Oklahoma City Thunder $2,579,706
2016-17 Chicago Bulls $6,370,294
2017-18 Minnesota Thunderwolves $14,000,000
2018-19 Minnesota Thunderwolves 14,000,000
Total Career Earnings   $66,275,668

Gibson was paid a salary of $1,039,800 in his first NBA season. He has made career earnings of $66,275,668 in his whole NBA career. 

After his contract expired in 2020, The player extended his contract until the end of the 2022 season for two years with a  $4,910,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,050,000.  His exact net worth is not disclosed yet but is assumed to be about $35 million.

Taj Gibson Personal Life; Who is his Girlfriend?

Currently, Gibson is single. In the past, he was in a relationship with Tenille Melissa but has not gotten married. They had a daughter, but her details are not yet made public by Taj. Besides, Gibson has a good relationship with his family. Also, he is engaged in charity work for children.

Taj Gibson adopting a family SOURCE: NBA.com

Besides being a famous NBA Power forward, Taj Gibson is pretty famous on social media. He has 455k followers on Instagram and 346k on Twitter.

Moreover, he has also been doing basketball camps for children.

The Famous NBA star Gibson is 6 feet 9 inches in height and weighs around 105 kg (232lbs). Taj is not only a world-class athlete but also a beautiful individual.

 Taj Gibson Early Life

Taj Jami Gibson was born on June 24, 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Wilbert Gibson and Sharon Gibson. He is American and belongs to the Black ethnic group as per his nationality. Further, his star sign is Cancer. He spent childhood along with his brother Greg "Y.G" Gibson and sister Jasu Robinson Okai.

Taj was in All right Charles A. Dorsey School in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gibson started his high school career at the Brooklyn Telecommunications Arts and Technology High School, and he was a sophomore and junior in Stoneridge Prep in Tarzana, California.

Gibson attended Calvary Christian high school in San Fernando, California, where he played for his high school basketball team. After completing high school, he enrolled at the University of Southern California and played for the college team.

Taj was named Pac-10 All-Freshman in 2007 and 2009 All-Pac 10 Tournament Team by helping the Trojans.

Taj Gibson Professional Career

At the start of his NBA career, Taj was selected 26th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by Chicago Bulls and signed a contract in July 2009. In this season, he averaged 7.6 points per game and 7.0 rebounds. Also, during the 2015-16 season, he appeared in 73 games and averaged 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds.

After playing for Chicago Bulls from 2009-to 2017, he was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder On February 23, 2017. Later in July of 2017, Taj signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves where he became the first player to wear No. 67 in Honor of his Brooklyn Elementary School.

Year  Team Games played Games Started Minutes per game Rebounds per game Assists per game Steals per game Blocks per game  Points per game
2010-11 Chicago 80 19 21.8 5.7 .7 .5 1.3 7.1
2011-12 Chicago 63 0 20.4 5.3 .7 .4 1.3 7.7
2012-13 Chicago 65 5 22.4 5.3 .9 .4 1.3 8.0
2013-14 Chicago 82 8 28.7 6.8 1.1 .5 1.4 13.0
2014-15 Chicago 62 17 27.3 6.4 1.1 .6 1.2 10.3
2015-16 Chicago 56 55 27.2 6.9 1.1 .5 .9 11.6
2016-17 Oklahoma 23 16 21.2 4.5 .6 .6 .7 9.0
2017-18 Minnesota 82 82 33.2 7.1 1.2 .8 .7 12.2
Career   667 327 26.1 6.4 1.0 .6 1.2 9.7

Gibson scored his season-high 24 points in a 124-118 win over Orlando Magic in the 2017 season and scored his season-high 38 points against Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008 season. Currently, Taj is playing for Minnesota along with Andrew Wiggins, Derrick Rose, Gorgui Dieng, and Robert Covington.

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