The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Boston Celtics fan favorite Tacko Fall to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were far from quiet during the offseason. They re-signed Jarrett Allen to a five-year, $100 million contract, drafted USC’s Evan Mobley with the third-overall pick and completed a sign-and-trade for Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen. If you thought the Cavaliers were done this offseason, you were terribly mistaken.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Cavaliers are signing former Boston Celtics center and fan favorite Tacko Fall to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract. Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports that this will be a training camp deal.
Cavaliers sign former Celtics fan favorite Tacko Fall
Fall has always been a fan favorite, dating back to his collegiate playing days with Central Florida. Through his four years playing for the Knights, Fall averaged 10.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks while accumulating a 74.0 field-goal percentage.
The center went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft and signed on with the Celtics. Fall’s role in Boston was that as a bench option through his two years with the team. In fact, the 7-foot-5 player only stepped onto the court for 26 games, none of which were starts.
Through his two seasons with the Celtics, Fall averaged 2.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 74.4-percent from the field.
With the signing of Fall, the Cavaliers have some giants on the roster. The team re-signed Allen, drafted Mobley and are keeping Kevin Love (who had no desire to do a contract buyout). And now, they have Fall competing for a spot on the 2021-22 roster.