The Celtics are going to keep Tacko Fall in New England on a two-way deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Celtics are converting 7-foot-6 rookie Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He will spend most of his season developing with G-League affiliate Maine, but can spend up to 45 days with Celtics in NBA.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 13, 2019
Originally with the Celtics on an Exhibit 10 contract, the Celtics have worked to further develop the raw 7-foot-6 center and while the Exhibit 10 contact seemed like their best play at one point, the chance of losing the 23-year-old Fall to waivers in an attempt to pass him through to the G League made converting his deal to a two-way contract a near-must for Danny Ainge.
Now on a two-way deal, Fall can spend up to 45 days with the Celtics, but will spent the majority of his 2019-20 season with the Maine Red Claws (based out of Portland, for those in need of a good time).
Fall has appeared in two preseason games this month, with five points on 2-for-4 shooting, five rebounds, two blocks, and an assist in 14 total minutes.