a page turns in Cleveland, what’s next for the giant?
Cut off by the Cavs yesterday, Tacko Fall is now unemployed. Real mascot – and this is not pejorative – since his arrival in 2019, the former Celtic will have to bounce back, but where and how? That is the question.
You know him, we are talking about a huge guy of 2m29. No, we are not talking about Bol Bol – which also struggles a bit to find a place – but of a certain Tacko Fall. More famous for his unusual measurements than for his intrinsic basketball qualities, Tacko will also build his (small) career on it. Not drafted in 2019, he will still end up being picked up by the Celtics on the basis of « You never know, on a misunderstanding it can work ». During his first year, he spent most of his time with the Maine Red Claws in the G League.. With 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks on average during the 2019-20 fiscal year, he will be awarded an All-Defensive Team in the minor league. In the NBA, we are on a different type of atmosphere with his 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds on average, but the guy is adored by the Celtics fanbase. As soon as it puts a toe (which is the size of a foot) on the ground, the TD Garden chants its name… It almost looks like a comedy of the Zucker brothers so much that it is burlesque. Tacko Fall’s name even resonates across the United States as it arrives .. sixth in the All-Star Game 2020 fan vote. No, that’s not a joke.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are waiving two-way center Tacko Fall and signing guard Brandon Goodwin to a two-way contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 9, 2022
After two rather strange years in Boston, Tacko Chute signs a two-way contract in Cleveland for the 2021-22 season. A season where he is benché most of the time when he is not doing crazy in G League, but small event December 22, 2021, where he knows the first and for the moment last tenure of his career against … Boston. He will still swallow 10 rebounds (his career record) along with 4 points. Sadly, that wasn’t enough for the darling of the NBA, therefore cut by the Cavaliers according to The Athletic. And now, the question everyone is asking is: what’s next for Tacko Fall? Anyone need a bit of size in the racket? Guys this tall, we don’t see many even in the NBA and Tacko is the only one who can compete with the legendary Boban Marjanovic (2m24). Both are huge and not very mobile, the only difference is that Boban is much better with his hands than Tacko. Frankly, who wouldn’t want to see this titanic duel?
The future in the NBA seems compromised for Tacko Fall, but the solution may be to revive in the G League. In view of his good performances in previous years, charcoal on the lower floor would undoubtedly allow him to progress, and why not return to the NBA by the back door. Enough to ever get more votes than Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant for the All-Star Game?
Text source: The Athletic