Bulls, Gibson Working on Extension
This is a big week for Taj Gibson.
By Wednesday, the Bulls forward will begin his fourth season knowing whether he has secured an extension of his rookie contract. And Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets will christen the Barclays Center, built down the street from where Gibson grew up.
Talks between the Bulls and Mark Bartelstein, Gibson’s Chicago-based agent, continue. Sources said the roughly $8 million gap over four years isn’t atypical for this stage of negotiations.
Gibson has said he wants to remain with the Bulls long term. He got a reminder of what chasing the final dollar can do on Saturday, when the Thunder traded James Harden to the Rockets.