Taj Gibson and the Chicago Bulls are continuing to discuss a contract extension and intensions on both sides are still to get a deal done before the Oct. 31 deadline, agent Mark Bartelstein told RealGM on Monday.

Gibson is vying for a new long-term deal ahead of the deadline for fourth-year players, and many around the league believe he will likely command $8-10 million annually.

While nothing is set in stone, positive vibes have surrounded talks between the two parties. Even so, Gibson’s camp is prepared for whatever outcome is reached in negotiations.

“Taj is just focusing on playing basketball,” Bartelstein said by phone. “If something gets done, that’s great. If not, then we’ll deal with that."