Celtics fan favorite Tacko Fall is about to be a Cavaliers fan favorite.
After two seasons in Boston, the 7’5″ center has agreed to a training camp contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic and clarified by Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. Fall is going to camp fighting for a backup big man role.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with 7-foot-5 center Tacko Fall, agents Bill Duffy and Justin Haynes of @BDA_Sports told @TheAthletic @Stadium. Fall played his first two NBA seasons in Boston.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 1, 2021
Tacko Fall, a source tells @clevelanddotcom, will be receiving a camp deal from #Cavs. Similar to Thon Maker last year. Fall will come to camp and compete for one of the final roster spots or a two-way contract. (Now I’m getting back to my vacation).
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) September 1, 2021
It’s not going to be easy for Fall to find a spot in the Cavaliers’ frontcourt rotation. Just re-signed Jarrett Allen will start at center, but just-drafted Evan Mobley and just traded for Lauri Markkanen can play some small-ball five. Kevin Love is in that mix somewhere.
Fall played in 26 games over two seasons with Boston, the first one as a two-way player. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds a game, but that was primarily in garbage time for the Celtics.
Still, Fall is going to get his shot. That’s all he can ask.
And Tacko Fall will have a lot of Cavaliers fans rooting for him.