With the Boston Celtics down both Enes Kanter (knee contusion) and Daniel Theis (sprained ankle), 7’6’’ center Tacko Fall will be elevated to the active roster for the first time for Saturday night’s game against the New York Knicks.
#NEBHInjuryReport Tacko Fall is healthy and will be active for tonight’s game against the Knicks.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 26, 2019
Fall has been inactive for the first two games of the season, as he was progressing through the concussion protocol. Fall suffered the concussion when he hit his head on a low ceiling at the practice facility.
Tacko Fall’s very excited to possibly make his NBA debut here in New York pic.twitter.com/QsTFw5mgoc— Celtics on CLNS (@CelticsCLNS) October 26, 2019
Fall is in his rookie season after going undrafted at the 2019 NBA Draft out of the University of Central Florida. He’s quickly become a fan favorite due to his enormous height, skill and engaging personality.
Throughout the preseason, Fall played in all four games for Boston. He averaged 3.5 points per game in 9.6 minutes per game. Throughout the combination of Summer League, preseason and training camp, Fall showed enough potential that the Celtics converted his contract from a non-guaranteed camp invite to a Two-Way deal.
Because he’s on a Two-Way deal, Fall is limited to being up with the NBA club for just 45 days (combination of practices and games) this season. This clock begins on Monday 10/28 with the start of NBAGL training camp. Once that 45 day clock starts, expect Fall, and fellow Two-Way player Tremont Waters, to spend most of their time with the Maine Red Claws.
But for now, with a need for some additional depth up front, there is the possibility that Fall could be poised to make his NBA debut tonight. And for Celtics fans, that makes tonight’s game a must-watch affair.