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Enes Kanter dubs Tacko Fall ‘Senegalese Dirk’ due to turnaround jump shot

Enes Kanter, Tacko Fall, Celtics, Dirk Nowitzki

From now on, Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter is going to call Boston rookie Tacko Fall the “Senegalese Dirk.”

Kanter says Fall, who is 7-foot-7, has a “pretty good” turnaround jump shot, à la Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki:

Enes Kanter and Tacko Fall figure to be fan favorites this season in Boston. Both players have unique personalities and could bring a lot to the table on the basketball court.

Last season with the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers, Kanter averaged 13.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 67 games while shooting 54.9 percent from the field and 78.7 percent from the free-throw line. He signed a two-year, $9.7 million deal with the Celtics and will likely replace All-Star center Al Horford in Boston’s starting lineup.

Fall signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Celtics in July and had a productive Summer League showing. The 23-year-old was a big hit in Summer League with the fans. He could be the next big thing in Boston, too.

The Celtics as a team are looking to make a deep playoff run this season with Kemba Walker at the controls. Boston is hoping forwards Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will have All-Star-caliber seasons and help Walker lead the Celtics on offense.