The Celtics are converting the contract of big man Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowki of ESPN. As most two-way players do, the 7’6″ rookie will spend most of his season developing with his team’s G-League affiliate – the Maine Red Claws – but can spend up to 45 days with the Celtics in the NBA.
As Tim Bontemps of ESPN observes, the Celtics were able to open up a two-way spot for Fall alongside fellow rookie Tremont Waters by converting rookie swingman Max Strus to a standard contract earlier today. Bobby Marks of ESPN noted in response to that development that Boston had until next Monday to convert Fall to a two-way contract.
Fall, 23, has become one of the most popular players in the NBA since becoming a member of the Celtics this summer. He made a strong impression in limited Summer League minutes, making 17-of-22 shots from the field and averaging 7.2 PPG, 4.0 RPG, and 1.4 BPG in just 12.6 minutes per contest (five games).