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What is Tacko Fall doing now, what happened to his NBA career?

Joshua Rogers May 11, 2022
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After he was in the house for Boston’s Game 5 matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, fans wondered what Tacko Fall is doing now and what happened to his NBA career.

The Boston Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup tonight (11 May).

The series is currently tied at 2-2 with Game 5 set to be a pivotal game in the series.

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Tacko Fall hangs out with Jayson Tatum, Grant Williams

Before the game tipped off, former Celtic and fan favorite Tacko Fall was seen speaking to Jayson Tatum and Grant Williams.

Tatum and Fall hugged it out and caught up on the sidelines and presumably caught up with one another:

Tacko Fall’s NBA career

The 7ft 7in Senegalese star moved to the USA aged 16 and played college basketball for the University of Central Florida. He went undrafted in 2019 but later signed with the Boston Celtics on a two-way deal.

Tacko played limited minutes for the Celtics over his two years. He eventually signed with the Cavs as a two-way player. Fall played in 11 games for Cleveland but was waived on 9 January 2022.

Fall played in 37 NBA games during his career, averaging 2.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.8 blocked shots.

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What is Tacko Fall doing now?

After he was waived Tacko Fall joined the Cavs’ G League affiliate, the Canton Charge, and played in four games during the G League’s Showcase Cup tournament. He recorded 23.3 points with 13.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 28.4 minutes per game.

In March, the Boston Globe reported that he had played in 12 games with the Charge. He averaged 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.7 blocked shots.

“It’s a grind, especially where you know the things you’re capable of and it’s a matter of being with the right team, the right fit and the right time,” he said (per the Globe).

“I know these guys know what I can do on both sides of the floor, especially defensively. Just being ready and next time I’m in the position to contribute, make sure I do that. But it’s a lot of ups and downs and try to stay up as much as possible and be consistent. I’m very grateful for the opportunities that I have and all the blessings that I have.

Right now it seems Fall is committed to giving his all in the G League in the hope that he will one day return to the NBA.

Will we ever see Tacko Fall back in the NBA? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.