Tacko Fall Chooses Home For 2023-24

One of the tallest players in NBA history, Tacko Fall, is taking his 7'6" frame and game back to China for the coming season. 

He'll be suiting up for the Nanjing Monkey Kings in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). 

Fall played in China last year, and called it a "good growing experience" for him.  

Last season, Fall played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. In a hilarious revelation, he joked that the league guarded him like he was Steph Curry. 

“They play very physical, especially when you’re an import,” he said. “Everything is focused on you. So I used to joke, I used to be on the phone with some of my friends like, ‘I’m getting guarded here like I’m Steph Curry.’ Because they’d literally be with you from one sideline to the other.”

Fall hasn't suited up in North America since the 2021-22 season, when he spent 11 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers, after a two-year run with the Boston Celtics.

In Beantown, he averaged just 6.5 minutes per game across 26 contests, but still managed to average nearly one block per game. On a per-36 minute basis, he had an insane 5.1 blocks per game average with Boston. 

Tacko played for the Milwaukee Bucks Summer League team last month, with dreams of landing another NBA job, though none was forthcoming. In five games in Las Vegas, he averaged 6.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 13.1 minutes per contest.

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