Boston Celtics

Dec 18, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall (99) warms up before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson,

If the fans have their say, Tacko Time may make its way to the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

Despite being on a two-way deal that’s seen him split time between Maine and Boston, Tacko Fall is actually the sixth-most popular frontcourt player in the first round of Eastern Conference All-Star fan voting released on Tuesday.

With over 110,000 votes to his name, Fall trails only teammate Jayson Tatum, Miami’s Jimmy Butler, the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, Philly’s Joel Embiid, and Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Fall is actually ahead of Celtics teammate Gordon Hayward, too, which is all sorts of amazing when you think about it.

Now, is the strong start in the fan voting going to continue and actually propel Fall to the All-Star Game? Who possibly knows. I’m honestly not even sure if players on two-way deals are even allowed to attend the All-Star Game.

But the numbers don’t lie, baby; The 7-foot-6 Fall, who has played a total of 10:35 over three NBA appearances this season, is currently averaging a league-best 58 points per 48 minutes of play (that’s almost 10 full points better than the Rockets’ James Harden) and a league-best 31.3 rebounds per 48 minutes. These are the only analytics I am choosing to acknowledge on this front, and I think I have a good case here.

In other words: Vote Tacko. Vote often.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.