Despite being both a rookie and a frequent G-League participant, Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall appears to be strengthening his relationship with his teammates in “Title Town” every day he spends with the team.
During their trip to New York this past weekend to square off against the Knicks, Boston Celtics supergiant center Tacko Fall traveled with the team to receive treatment on his sprained knee. Expected to spend a majority of the 2019-20 season with the G-League affiliate the Maine Red Claws, Fall, a two-way contract player, is allowed to spend up to 45-days with the Celtics during the regular season.
With this in mind, one may find it odd that Boston opted to bring him up this past weekend despite knowing he was unable to play. However, with all two-way contracts, there is a loophole to this rule: players with this contract are allowed to rehab with the NBA club when injured without having it count toward their 45-day’s, so long as they do not partake in specific team activities.
Because of this, the Senegalese supergiant was able to spend quality time with the team which, truth be told, is a very valuable thing. Team bonding is a huge part of success in any sport, as it can directly impact a team’s chemistry both on and off the floor.
Upon arriving back in Massachusetts Monday, members of the Boston Celtics took part in a seemingly enjoyable snowball fight at the airport. This included the likes of Enes Kanter, Carsen Edwards, Daniel Theis and, you guessed it, Tacko Fall.
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) December 2, 2019
Though it may seem insignificant, Fall’s acceptance by his Boston teammates as “one of the guys” could have a huge impact on his development moving forward.
So far this season with the Red Claws, Tacko Fall has been an absolute monster. The 7-5 talent is averaging 15 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game on 70% shooting from the field. He holds a box +/- average of 7.4 (team high) and a defensive box +/- of 3.1.