Jan 22, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (22) celebrates a three-point basket by small forward Mike Dunleavy (not pictured) in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Lakers, Wizards, Bobcats make trade offers for Taj Gibson

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With the Chicago Bulls in the midst of a re-tool, teams have been calling in preparation for the upcoming February trade deadline.

The Bulls have been relatively quiet in regards to who in on the market, but teams appear to have interest in big man Taj Gibson.

According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times, the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats have all made trade inquiries for Gibson in recent weeks.

According to a source, the Lakers, Wizards and Bobcats have each inquired about Gibson, but they were preliminary talks in which the Bulls did not like the return.

Gibson inked a $33 million dollar extension on October 31st of 2012 which could be considered relatively team friendly – at least in regards to contracts often handed out to power forwards and centers.

His deal runs through the 2016-17 season. It’s currently not known what type of offers the Bulls turned down in exchange for Gibson.

The fifth year veteran is averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds a game for the Bulls.

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