The Boston Celtics and Tacko Fall have agreed on a two-way contract for the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Fall spent all of last season as a two-way player, shifting time between the Boston Celtics and the Maine Red Claws along with fellow two-way player Tremont Waters. He traveled with the team to Orlando to play in “The Bubble™️” and played sparingly during the completion of the regular season and the playoffs.
With the Red Claws, in 29 games (with 11 starts), Fall averaged 12.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks on 70.7% (!) shooting from the field and 38.4% (!) from the free-throw line. Those exclamation points are for two completely opposite reasons.
Fall clearly developed from the start of his two-way contract and Summer League to the end of the season a few months ago. From what we last saw, he’s still not ready to throw to the wolves in the rotation, but he’s good enough and shows enough promise to take a flyer for the next year. With the uncertainty of a season that will be played back in team markets, it’s good to have quick and sizable insurance in Fall to see what he can do when he gets an opportunity.
At least at the Garden, there won’t be “TACKO” chants for the foreseeable future, but the Celtics will use this season as a way to get an extended look to see if Fall is a good longterm fit for the franchise.
The only bad news is that this news didn’t come on a Tuesday. I’ll see myself out.