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Ex-Celtics, Cavs C Tacko Fall Agrees to 1-Year Contract with Xinjiang Flying Tigers

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Tacko Fall will reportedly continue his basketball career overseas.

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Fall signed a one-year deal to play for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Fall played three seasons for the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers but appeared in only 37 games with one start.

Despite limited action, the 7’6″ Fall was a fan favorite.

He finished on the list of league’s top All-Star fan-voting leaders during his rookie campaign in 2019-20 and also came out at the festivities as a prop for Aaron Gordon to jump over through the Slam Dunk Contest:

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Aaron Gordon lost the dunk contest by one indicate Derrick Jones Jr. after jumping over Tacko Fall.

Fall found more on-court success in college during his four seasons for Central Florida. He was the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the entire year and a 2018-19 All-AAC Third Team selection.

Although it wasn’t enough to obtain him drafted, Fall eventually joined the Celtics for the initial two seasons of his career before joining the Cavaliers for the 2021-22 campaign. In every, he averaged 2.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game during his three NBA seasons.

The big man spent additional time in the G League for the Maine Red Claws and Cleveland Charge and was an All-Defensive selection in 2019-20 and 2021-22.

Possibly the 26-year-old will eventually ensure it is back again to the NBA, but also for now, he’ll turn to polish his game in China after struggling to earn meaningful playing time.

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