Taj Gibson agreed upon a four-year, $38 million extension with the Chicago Bulls in 2012 and will be a free agent for the first time in his career this offseason.
“Of course I want to stay here,” Gibson said.
Gibson took somewhat of a hometown discount when he extended in 2012.
“The amount of money I’m seeing guys making is ridiculous. But I’m going to remain humble,” Gibson said. “I’m going to stay focused and know I was blessed to get that last deal I got.”
Gibson will turn 32 in June.
“The basketball gods always reward you. Just stay the course,” Gibson said. “I always just do my job and never be a distraction for my team. I’m blessed to be here a long time. I remember over the years a lot of trade rumors, a lot of times I thought I wasn’t going to make it through. They stayed with me. It speaks to my character.
“Right now, I just have to focus on doing my job and proving I can still play and be a front-line guy (as a starter) or off the bench.”
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Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap
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