Could Taj Gibson be traded this season?

Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 12:27p ET

Trying to predict the trades that might materialize during an NBA season is virtually impossible, primarily because a given team's situation can change so dramatically once the games begin.

But there are signs that a player could at least be a candidate to be included in a deal should the right one come along.

PBT's Dan Feldman took a crack at it, and mentioned Taj Gibson as someone who could be sent packing under the right set of circumstances.

Once the Celtics traded Rajon Rondo, Gibson took over his title as the player who was involved in the most trade rumors without actually being traded. The Bulls have a crowded frontcourt between Gibson, Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and Nikola Mirotic, and Gibson is on a great contract. If Noah has a bounceback season, it could make it more likely that Gar Forman and John Paxson finally pull the trigger on a Gibson trade. But they’d have to get a player who can help them right now, and it’s unclear who that might be.

Because of that great contract, one that pays him less than $9 million this season and next, the Bulls would be wise to keep Gibson in place. But if Noah bounces back in a big way and there's help available at another position of need, expect the Bulls to do whatever is necessary to continue to build what the team hopes will become a championship-caliber roster.

(h/t: PBT)

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