Bulls: Is Taj Gibson on the trading block?

Bulls: Is Taj Gibson on the trading block?
January 31, 2014, 9:00 pm
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With Derrick Rose out for the season, the Bulls have already traded away Luol Deng and veteran role players like Kirk Hinrich or Mike Dunleavy could also be on their way out of town.

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But what about Taj Gibson?

Reports came out Friday indicating the Bulls may have Gibson on the trade block, and they've allegedly discussed a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats.

Gibson is due to make at least $8 million per season over the next three years, and if the Bulls rid themselves of that contract, they may be able to make a run at a superstar like Carmelo Anthony in free agency.

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That is, if Melo winds up as a free agent, which Sam Smith doesn't think will happen. The Bulls.com beat writer joined SportsTalk Live and said the Carmelo Anthony-to-the-Bulls storyline is overblown.

Check out Smith's full comments below: