The Tacko Fall Era could be coming to an end
Tuesdays Everydays with the Boston Celtics may become a thing of the past, as the Celtics did not extend a qualifying offer to depth center and fan favorite Tacko Fall.
With the Celtics on a two-way deal these last two seasons, the 7-foot-5 Fall totaled 47 points (21-for-29 shooting), 20 blocks, and 52 rebounds in 135:32 of action over an 18-game run with Boston in 2020-21. A tweak to the two-way contract rules certainly paved the way for more opportunity for Fall this past season, too, as he appeared in 11 more games than he did the previous season, and averaged almost three minutes more per night in 2020-21 compared to 2019-20.
The Celtics could bring Fall back, of course, and his involvement in a recent charity event just over a month ago is somewhat noteworthy.
It’s also worth mentioning that Fall could stay with the Celtics on a two-way contract for one more season (a player can be on a two-way contract for three seasons at the very most), which may be in the cards even after a week of shuffling at the center position, with Tristan Thompson and Moses Brown shipped out and Enes Kanter brought back into the mix.
Fall was not the only Celtic not extended a qualifying offer, as the team also opted not to extend a qualifying offer to guard Tremont Waters. A 2019 second-round pick, Waters has also spent the last two seasons with Boston on a two-way deal, and has totaled 139 points on 48-for-133 shooting, 78 assists, 33 rebounds, and 15 steals over 356 minutes in 37 games with Boston.
And like Fall, Waters could return to Boston on a two-way deal, but with Sam Hauser signed to a two-way deal following the 2021 NBA Draft, the Celtics will only have one two-way spot between Fall and Waters.
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