Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-6 rookie that has quickly become a fan favourite, will officially spend his rookie season as a member of the Boston Celtics.
Celtics are converting 7-foot-6 rookie Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He will spend most of his season developing with G-League affiliate Maine, but can spend up to 45 days with Celtics in NBA.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 13, 2019
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics have converted the centre into a two-way contract, meaning he will spend the majority of his first season as a pro with Boston's G League affiliate in Maine but can spend up to 45 days with the Celtics this season.
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After going undrafted out of the University of Central Florida, Fall initially signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Celtics, a non-guaranteed one-year contract worth the minimum salary that is incentivized with bonuses for remaining with the team, joining its G League affiliate or, as in the case with Fall, can be converted into a two-way deal.
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Fall, who measures as the tallest player in the league this season, first made his presence felt at the 2019 MGM Resorts Las Vegas Summer League, where he posted averages of 7.2 points (on 77% FG), 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 12.6 minutes per game.
While he's seen limited time in Boston's first two preseason meetings, Fall made his presence felt in his debut against the Charlotte Hornets as he scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked two shots.
The Celtics open the 2019-20 NBA season on Oct. 23 as they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. Fall's season with the Red Claws will begin on Saturday, Nov. 9 when they take on the Delaware Blue Coats.