Is Tacko Fall potentially an NBA-caliber player?
But it doesn't end there. He doesn't run the floor like 6'9" Bill Russell did, but he is not far behind. He is smooth and fluid for a (very) big man. And he has soft hands to catch and retain a pass and place it (yes, place it) in the basket. Is he destined to become a true NBA player? A Celtics staffer thinks so.
Asked a Celtics staffer if Tacko Fall is an NBA player. The response: “I think he’s worth an investment for sure. If he improves this season anywhere close to his improvement the last few months then I think it’s hard to argue against him.” He’s been in Boston working all week.— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) July 21, 2019
During Summer League, I watched as he covered opponents out by the foul line. He moved quite well out there, particularly for a man his size. Can he shoot from any distance? Not really - not yet, but he I watched as he did a pivot move and sank a jump hook from about 10-feet out. Barring injury, expect him to improve.
Danny Ainge really needs to lock him in if that is doable. He may wash out down the road, but watching him thrive on a rival team would not sit well with Celtics fans. A 7'7" fan favorite that has already shown improvement in Summer League seems to have a place in the NBA. We will keep our readers posted on any movement on Tacko's contract.
Fall the Wall. He stands tall (literally), but I mean he stands quite straight which is good for a person his height. He moves quite well & his turnaround jumper looked like Kevin Garnett's. Tommy Heinsohn would love him. Give him the ball, let him go to work in the paint!— Brother Andrej (@BriGGySmaLLzb) July 22, 2019
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