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Fan favorite Tacko Fall returns to Celtics on two-way deal

Tacko Fall, Celtics

Boston Celtics faithful can rejoice after beloved center Tacko Fall re-signed with Boston on Monday. Fall and the Celtics agreed on a two-way deal for the 2020-21 season, according to The Athletic‘s Sham Charania.

During his rookie season, Fall quickly became a fan favorite in TD Garden, with most of the fan base being astonished at the 24-year old’s size. Fall stands at 7-foot-5 with an 8-foot-4 wingspan, making him a deadly threat should his game continue to develop.

Fall spent most of his rookie season bouncing between the end of the Celtics’ heavy rotation and their G League affiliate in the Maine Red Claws. He quickly impressed the coaching staffs on both teams with his determination and high motor. He still has a ways to go if he’s ever to become a regular rotation player on a roster, but he’s made great strides in that effort.

The Senegal native went on a double-double spree with the Red Claws, averaging 12.9 points along with 11.1 rebounds per game, awarding him with All-Defensive G League honors. His time with the Celtics mostly saw him enter the game during garbage time, which usually got the home or away crowd hyped to watch the giant grace the floor for the remaining minutes of a game.

The University of Central Florida standout was a highly-viewed phenomenon during his college days. His draft stock shot up after an impressive performance against the VCU Rams in the NCAA tournament.

The Celtics are currently stacked at the center position with Tristan Thompson, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams. Fall still will likely see more playing time this season since the Celtics also were able to unload some minutes from Enes Kanter.

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