Free agent Tacko Fall has apparently decided to move to Asia. After three years in the NBA, the center will sign a one-year deal with China’s Xinjiang Flying Tigers.
This is reported by Shams Charania (The Athletic) the 26-year-old played for the Boston Celtics and most recently the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although he only made brief appearances, the 2.29m giant became a notable public favourite.
Fall was overlooked in the 2019 draft, but later signed a two-way contract with Boston. He was used in both the G-League and the NBA for the Celtics, but over a total of two years in a traditional franchise jersey, it was enough for just 26 games and an average of 6.5 minutes. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds.
During “Grbage Time” in particular, Celtics fans often chanted loudly for the center, who is one of the tallest players in NBA history, to come onto the court. However, he was never able to establish himself athletically in Boston. He signed a two-way contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers through the 2021/22 season, but was released in January after just eleven games.
On the other hand, in the G-League, Fall knew how to convince. Last season, he was named to the All-Defensive Team and averaged a double-double (14.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks). He recently played for the Utah Jazz in the summer league, but apparently failed to apply for a new job in the NBA.