The only surprise in the Bulls' starting lineup for Monday night's game with the Orlando Magic at the United Center was rookie Taj Gibson continuing to start at power forward over Tyrus Thomas.
Following his big game in his return from injury on Friday -- 22 points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes -- I expected Thomas to reclaim his starting spot, but coach Vinny Del Negro had other ideas.
"We've been going that way," Del Negro said. "We want to get some practice in. Taj has worked hard and played well. He's young and we're gonna try and give him as much experience as we can."
Could Gibson keep the starting job into the regular season? We'll see.