12:51 PM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015

Gibson (ankle) getting closer to a return

CHICAGO -- Taj Gibson is hopeful that he'll be back on the floor for the first time in almost a month as he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle. Gibson said that Tuesday's practice marked the first time since the Feb. 27 injury that he was able to participate in a full-contact practice. "I'm feeling a lot better," Gibson said after Wednesday's shootaround. "It's a process, I'm frustrated, but I'm feeling a lot better." Like injured swingman Jimmy Butler, who is recovering from a left elbow injury, Gibson was hopeful that he may be able to play at some point this week -- but...

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