Celtics, Tacko Fall Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

The Celtics have agreed to sign center Tacko Fall to an Exhibit 10 deal, Jonathan Givony of Draft Express tweets.

The 7’6″ big man went undrafted out of the University of Central Florida. Fall spent four years at the school, posting career averages of 10.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game.

Fall is expected to play for the Celtics in Summer League. Boston’s first game is July 8.

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31 thoughts on “Celtics, Tacko Fall Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

    • hiflew

      I would pay $100 to watch you called him a “pink taco” to his face live on PPV. Then I would purchase it on Blu Ray as well.

  1. phenomenalajs

    I would’ve liked my Nets to do the same, but this is a good move for the Celtics. It’s low-risk, high-reward potential.

  2. I have a question. Can someone please tell me the difference between this guy and mo Bamba.

    This guy doesn’t get drafted but Mo Bamba was picked in the top 10 last year.

    I’ve seen both of them play live and I thought Tacko Fall was the better player.

    What am I missing?

    • Verlander2TheQuickening

      Tacko is a lights-out shooter right on the basket. He is inferior to Mo Bamba in every other notable way – rebounding, shot blocking, free throw shooting. To neutralize Tacko on offense, just foul him – he makes Lonzo Ball look like Jeff Hornacek at the line. To neutralize him on defense, draw him inside & pass away. He doesn’t have the speed to switch off and contest the second man, so he will always need inside help, which kinda defeats the point of having a 7’6″ dude in the paint.

      Now, all that said, he’s maybe gonna have Bill Russell around in Boston to work on things with him. He’ll have an opportunity to be better, but at the start, he’s waaaaaaaay behind Mo Bamba.

      • Great explanation, thank you.

        When I saw Mo Bamba play it looked like he was extremely limited offensively. He couldn’t really get anything going. I forgot who they were playing but it was in Nashville during the tournament.

        Watching Tacko Ball this year, I thought he had the strength and weight behind him to succeed scoring the ball.

        • Verlander2TheQuickening

          If he’s within 5 feet of the basket, chance are it’s going in. He is the best in-close finisher I’ve seen in a long time. He just doesn’t miss in there. Unfortunately, in the NBA, he’s going to get hacked a lot in that area and he needs to improve his FT % by 20 at minimum to not be a complete liability on offense.

          That Bamba game you’re talking about was against Nevada. He was a beast on defense as usual but couldn’t get in rhythm on offense. Then in the second half, after having 0 fouls for the first 26 minutes of game time, he picked up 4 in the next 8 minutes. After that, he definitely seemed more tentative on defense and he fouled out right before the game went to overtime, where Nevada won.

          • Yes that’s right. It was a real exciting weekend from what I remember. The ball games were good to LOL

            • jump shot

              So, at 7’6, he’d be a legitimate nba player if he…
              could shoot free-throws?

              • Verlander2TheQuickening

                That and make adjustments on defense. These are all things that are improvable with practice, so who knows?

    • x%sure

      Bamba might be a precautionary tale. Magic were not good on D when he was out there. Bamba had a minus-19 on/off.

    • Luckylefty2

      Bamba is more agile, faster, & can shoot. If he were 2 inches taller he would of been in the same boat as tacko.

  3. halofanatic

    This dude is probably the worst player I’ve ever seen play ball. Flat footed, slow, unathletic, an absolute liability on defense. He’ll never make it in the pro’s.

  4. Guest617

    could be a dual sport athlete with a 8’0 wing span blocking field goals for the patriots

    • hiflew

      Hasheem Thabeet was and they aren’t that different.

      I do think too much is made over the “modern NBA” and the inability of certain players to thrive. A young Shaquille O’Neal would dominate just as much today as he did in the early 90s. As would a young Wilt Chamberlain or a young Lew Alcindor (Kareem).

      The problem is not the players that cannot thrive in the modern NBA. The problem is the coaches that do not know how to properly utilize them.

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