Taj Gibson left Saturday's game against the Clippers after suffering a concussion. He said he felt fine after the game, but it isn't completely sure whether or not he'll play Tuesday against the
76ers 29ers at the United Center, K.C. Johnson reported Sunday at the Chicago Tribune:
The Bulls didn't practice Sunday, allowing Gibson to rest. He never lost
consciousness and postgame neurological testing didn't show any
alarming signs, so he's listed as day-to-day.
The Bulls will exhibit the typical caution associated with any
concussion--severe or mild--and Gibson's status for Tuesday likely
will be determined that day.
Starting alongside Carlos Boozer was a disaster and had the Bulls too under-sized. K.C. added:
It wouldn't be surprising if he played. It might be if he starts.
I discussed the rotation issue with Taj in my recap of Saturday's debacle, but concussions aren't soft topics. Giving him a full week leaves the Bulls shallow and forced to be bare with Brian Scalabrine or Kurt Thomas on the floor or ride the James Johnson roller-coaster, but since having ankle and foot pains, his shot's been way off. That's forced him to be more aggressive and at higher risk. to start.
Philly's bad, but they have a center taller than seven feet and a starting power forward in Elton Brand who can bully the Bulls one-on-one. After starting 3-13, they've won eight of their last 11 playing strong defense and a good-enough halfcourt offense. Omer Asik may just be the best answer to a sad question.
UPDATE: Taj didn't practice Monday and has been downgraded to "doubtful," K.C. reported Tuesday.