Parliament10 wrote:Fall puts his focus on Celtics
NEWS SERVICE REPORT | 08-08-19
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/08/thursdays-nba-notebook-fall-puts-his-focus-on-celtics/Tacko Fall has an uncertain NBA future. His massive frame of 7 feet, 6 inches, soft hands, and above average athleticism for a guy his size makes him an intriguing prospect.
However, he still has a lot of work to do to actually stick with the Boston Celtics or in the NBA. In an effort to do that, heâ€™ll be back in Boston in the coming days to begin regular workouts at the teamâ€™s practice facility.
Fall had been in Senegal, where he was on the preliminary roster for the Senegalese national team. Senegal announced its official roster Thursday, which didnâ€™t include Fall.
Despite widespread reports that he had been cut, it was never Fallâ€™s intention to play for his national team in the FIBA World Cup. He had traveled back to his home country for the first time in seven years for a Basketball Without Borders event and a visit with his family.
â€śFor me itâ€™s about going around the neighborhoods, seeing where I came from, and just kind of reflecting on how far I came,â€ť Fall recently told the Boston Globe. â€śI think that will honestly give me more encouragement to keep pushing and keep inspiring people from Senegal and Africa and be the best I possibly can and continue to strive so I can have a long career in the NBA.â€ť
Fall became a summer league phenomenon during the Celticsâ€™ run in Las Vegas last month. Since then heâ€™s forged close friendships with his fellow Boston Celtics rookies, even getting a FaceTime call from Grant Williams from the field in Fenway Park before throwing out a first pitch on Tuesday.
Fall went undrafted out of the University of Central Florida, and signed an â€śExhibit 10â€ť contract with the Boston Celtics, which allows him to be part of training camp. If Boston sees enough promise in him to want to keep his exclusive rights, theyâ€™d have to sign him to a guaranteed contract (they have one roster spot available), or upgrade one of their two-way players (Max Strus and Tremont Waters) to a guaranteed deal and give Fall the open two-way slot.
I think they're saying "guaranteed" when they mean NBA contract and that they collect at least few regular season paychecks. I dont see why it would be guaranteed all season