Taj Gibson hopeful for extension

Updated: October 19, 2012, 9:29 AM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson said Thursday he remains optimistic a contract extension can be worked out before the Oct. 31 deadline for fourth-year players.

"I'm hopeful," Gibson said. "I'm always hopeful. This is where I want to stay, this is where I hopefully want to retire one day. So we'll have to wait and see."

Gibson's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPNChicago.com on Thursday that talks are ongoing.

If a deal is not worked out by the deadline, ...

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