After spending three seasons in the NBA, Tacko Fall will continue his pro career abroad this fall according to a report from Shams Charania of the Athletic. The 26-year-old is signing a one-year deal with Xinjiang in the Chinese Basketball Association.
The 7-foot-5 center spent the first two years of his NBA career in Boston as a two-way player after earning a spot with a standout Summer League campaign in 2019. He was a fan favorite during his two years with the Celtics, splitting time between the Maine Celtics and the top club during his rookie season. Fall averaged 2.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in his 19 games played in 2020-21.
Fall joined the Cavs last year in September as a free agent, eventually signing a two-way deal with the team during training camp before being released in January from that deal. He spent most of last season playing for Cleveland’s G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge after being released.
Fall should see far increased opportunity abroad after getting limited minutes during his three seasons in the NBA. He played just a total of 37 games since 2019, averaging 2.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. With no two-way deal opportunities available, Fall is likely to have a far more lucrative opportunity in China as well compared to playing in the G-League.