Tacko Fall
Danny Ainge called Tacko Fall a ‘High Priority’ for the Celtics. It was an eventful day for Boston as they introduced Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter to the media (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

I need Tacko Fall on the Celtics roster now. It needs to happen. I don’t care if I only get to see it for 5 minutes a night. He has a skill set that is valuable. A project? Sure, but one that is worth taking. After skepticism set in about Tacko’s chances to make the roster, those chances took a turn for the better.

Celtics GM and President of basketball operations, Danny Ainge called Tacko Fall’s development a ‘High Priority’ for the Celtics. Feed me them Tackos!

“I think that Tacko’s going to have a chance to make the roster. But we’ll see,” Ainge told co-hosts Kyle Draper and Brian Scalabrine at the Auerbach Center.  “… We see some upside there. We’re excited about him.”

“Tacko is fun to watch,” Ainge told reporters Wednesday. “I mean, he makes me laugh. Some of the plays he makes are hilarious, because you just don’t see them. Guards get in a bind and they just throw the ball up in the air and then Tacko grabs it and tip-toe dunks it into the basket. It just looks like a senior in high school playing against fourth-graders sometimes out there.

“He’s a great kid, he’s working really hard. We want to take his development very, very seriously. He’s a high priority for us to try to really develop into a player.”

Fall, a native of Senegal, didn’t get selected during the 2019 NBA Draft. That doesn’t mean he can’t play. In limited minutes, Fall averaged 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in the NBA Summer League. The Celtics also have an open roster spot after releasing Guerschon Yabusele.

There were other bright spots during the Celtics press conference today. The Celtics introduced Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter to the media.

Here were some of the things that happened. Kanter took shots at Kyrie Irving. Ainge called Kemba and Kanter his plan A. Kemba got a workout in before the press conference. Not sure I’ve ever heard of that but I like it. That about wraps it up.