Chicago Bulls: restricted free agent

Gibson not worried about leaving ala Asik

October, 2, 2012
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Taj GibsonAndrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty ImagesTaj Gibson is dependable big man who can draw major attention as a free agent.
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- After losing restricted free agent Omer Asik to the Houston Rockets over the offseason, the Chicago Bulls don't want to take the same risk with Taj Gibson, whose contract expires after this season.

The Bulls have always been confident they could retain Gibson, whose agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPNChicago.com in June that the two sides had already started discussing a new deal.

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