Celtics’ Enes Kanter says he and Tacko Fall make each other better
Enes Kanter has never been shy about making bold proclamations. Now, as a member of the Boston Celtics, Kanter’s outsized personality has a foil in the striking physical attributes of 7-foot-7 center Tacko Fall after the Celtics signed the big man to an Exhibit 10 deal this offseason.
Fall, who played his college ball at UCF, is one of the tallest people in the world currently, but he is not just a curio attraction, as he has real skill as a big man, though his status as a member of the Celtics is unknown considering the Exhibit 10 contract he signed.
Either way, Kanter is rather fond of playing with Fall, and some of his statements about practicing with the big man should give hope to any Tacko-heads:
“After practice, I say, ‘hey, Tacko, let’s go. Let’s play 1-on-1,’” Kanter said. “There’s not much guy like that in the league, he’s 7-7, 300 pounds. If you can go against him, you can go against anybody. I’m making him better, he’s making me better at the same time. It’s special having to have him on your side.”
According to that story by John Karalis of Mass Live, Kanter believes Fall’s presence on the team is special, though that doesn’t really mean anything going forward as Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge likely doesn’t take Kanter’s suggestions to heart when he’s making decisions about his team.
Still though, Fall’s impact on the court was obvious in college, and his length and coordination at his size will likely be an asset for whatever team he plays for going forward.