Standing at 7-foot-7 with an 8-foot wingspan it was expected that Tacko Fall would be the biggest guy on the floor coming out of college. What people didn't expect was how useful he could be at the next level.
Well, he's showing the Boston Celtics that he can be an asset and deserves a spot on the roster.
Watching him play has been nothing less than mesmerizing as his stature allows him to outreach opponents for rebounds, dunk while barely leaving the ground, and block shots from a distance.
It has also helped that he has played well with the Celtics during his Summer League appearances.
In Boston's win over the Cavaliers, Fall went 5-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line to give him 12 points. He added on a pair of rebounds and blocked shots in only 11 minutes of play.
Not to mention his length alone deterred countless scoring opportunities by the opposing team.
If the Celtics want a player that can be a large asset and productive piece on both sides of the floor, Tacko Fall is exactly who they need on their roster. He adds size, defense, scoring, and intimidation in ways no other player in the league can.
If Tacko Fall doesn't have a spot by the end of the summer, the Celtics may be missing out on a long-time team asset and fan favorite.
Sure, he's a project, but it would be well worth the Celtics' while to give him a shot and see what he can develop into.