For 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall, summer shot with Boston Celtics is a chance to finally find something that fits
With the Celtics having only one competent, tallish, hard-working NBA center who can play defense under contract and on the roster, there is still a chance that Tacko gets the other two-way deal and then appears in a few games for Boston during this wasted "transitional" year the Celtics have chosen.
Just to have him at practice will be beneficial to other players, and of course he can do so many things in games too.
Robert Williams, who is suddenly a veteran on this summer league team, enjoys having Fall around.
“Great player to go against,” Williams said. “I’ll accept him blocking my shot, if anybody. Can’t run from 7’6”. But he’s been working hard too, he’s been grinding, picking things up, doing his best."
Just to have him around the team, to change the nets on the basket or to help players like Carsen and Kemba when they are shopping and can't reach items on the top shelf of the store, Tacko will be useful.
“Somewhere I can go where I fit in right away,” Fall said when asked what he hopes to find in the NBA. “Somewhere I can go where I know they really want me. I feel I had all of that here in Boston, and it was a matter of just coming here and going to work.”
A bit disappointing the story made him sound small, lowered his NBA height, he is 7-7.