9 Players the Boston Celtics held on to for way too long

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Tacko Fall (2019-21)

You have to give the Boston Celtics a little credit for trying to make Tacko Fall happen. After Fall went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Boston took a flier on the 7-foot-6 big man out of the University of Central Florida. Playing with the Celtics’ summer league, while it was clear to understand the team’s intrigue, Fall wasn’t exactly all that impressive overall. Still, Boston decided to sign Fall to a two-way contract with the team. He would only go on to appear in seven games for the Celtics during the 2019-20 season.

But that wasn’t the end of Fall in Boston, even though it probably should’ve been. During the 2020 offseason, Fall was re-signed by the Celtics to another two-way contract. However, because of the canceled G-League season, Fall was limited to the time he saw on the floor with the Celtics.

In his second season with the Celtics, Fall appeared in 19 games and only averaged seven minutes in each of his appearances. The Fall experiment fizzled out quickly for the Celtics and he would go on to leave the franchise in free agency the next season.

The fact that Fall got two years with the Celtics, however, is a good enough accomplishment. That said, it was all head-scratching at the moment.