Taj Gibson Discusses Extension Talks, Harden

Following Saturday night's blockbuster trade in which the Thunder sent James Harden to the Rockets, attention is turning to other players from the 2009 draft class who are eligible to receive contract extensions before the Oct. 31 deadline. One such player is Bulls forward Taj Gibson, who weighed in on his situation to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Gibson, who has known Harden since the two were teenagers discussed differences between his extension talks and the ones that broke down between Harden and the Thunder:

"I know he didn't really want to leave that team," Gibson said. "But he has a new home in Houston. That's the business side of basketball.

"I'm getting tired being asked questions about (my extension) and people worrying about it. I just want to get back to playing basketball, get focused on the season and helping this team win games."

Johnson cites sources in the article which have Gibson and the Bulls around $8MM apart on a dollar figure for his possible extension, although he points out that that is not uncommon.

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