Fall Earns Two-Way Contract with Celtics

ORLANDO – Almost lining up perfectly with the start of their third preseason game, the Boston Celtics announced Sunday that they converted former UCF star Tacko Fall's contract into a two-way deal that will keep the 7-foot-6 center with the organization this season.

Fall, who was previously under an Exhibit 10 contract, will now get set to play the majority of the 2019-20 season in Portland for the Maine Red Claws, Boston's G League affiliate. He will also have the opportunity to play up to 45 days with the Celtics this season.

Following the announcement, the Celtics went on to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-72 and improve to 3-0 this preseason on Sunday.

In his six minutes of action, Fall made an impact again, scoring four points on two attempts, with two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

This was two days after the former Knight made his return to Orlando as the Celtics took on the Magic at Amway Center Friday night. The chants of "We want Tacko" were loud and numerous, and the eventual roar of the crowd when he got up from the bench to enter game was thunderous.

Fall enjoyed plenty of success in his four years of college basketball, and now he's set to begin having success on the professional level.

The Celtics begin regular season action on Oct. 23 at the Philadelphia 76ers, while the Red Claws open up the 2019-20 season on Nov. 9 on the road against the Delaware Blue Coats.