Boston Celtics’ Tacko Fall has a chance to make the roster. Fall’s agent says: ‘if the Celtics release him, he won’t go unclaimed’.
The Boston Celtics’ rookie center Tacko Fall, has made quite a big impact around the NBA. In just a short two months since the Celtics brought in the undrafted rookie, Fall has only improved his overall game. He is becoming one of the more popular and recognizable players in the NBA, and he still hasn’t technically made the team yet.
The Exhibit Ten contract allows for Tacko Fall to attend training camp with the Celtics and fight for a spot on the roster. If the C’s decide to wait, Fall (if he chooses to) can then sign a $50,000 bonus with the Maine Red Claws (the G-League team for the Celtics).
That said contract could then become a two-way contract; giving the Celtics an opportunity to call up a more NBA developed Tacko Fall. If Fall declines the offer, his services will become available for another team to pick up.
It’s been no secret that the Celtics are very much interested in having Tacko Fall on their team. The big man has also made some reciprocating comments along this journey. Here is what Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, had to say about Fall:
“I think that Tacko is going to have a chance to make the roster. He’s a great kid. He’s working really hard. We want to take his development very, very seriously.”
Ideally, it would be great for the Celtics to retain Tacko after training camp and send him to Maine for further training and development. Tacko’s agent, Justin Haynes, seems to have other things in mind for his BIG center. Haynes had this to say about his clients NBA future, per Adam Himmelsbach:
“If the Celtics release him, I don’t think he goes unclaimed. I think somebody will take a shot on him because he’s done enough to show that he can find a place in the NBA. I’m really hopeful that it’s Boston. I hope they find a way, and they do have a vision for him.”
If Tacko can prove to the Celtics that he does in fact deserve a roster spot, than there is no doubt in my mind that he will receive it. The Celtics have nothing to lose by doing this.
As I said earlier, it would be ideal for him to continue development in Maine. But, if the risk of losing him on waivers is too high, I see him filling the roster spot.