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Why Tacko Fall will likely be with the Celtics for just one day at a time

Why Tacko Fall will likely be with the Celtics for just one day at a time

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Tacko Fall is once again back with the Maine Red Claws after another brief stint with the Boston Celtics. And by all indications, this will be common for the rest of the season.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens recently spoke about what the plan would be regarding Fall for the rest of this season. But his major point was that Fall would mostly be up with the C's for one day at a time.

"I mean we’ve played multiple games now down two bigs, and that’s only five games in," Stevens said per Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com. "So now we’re going to have him come up for one day (at a time) a lot I think, rather than a week at a time or two weeks at a time."

This does make sense, as the Celtics likely want to budget their time with Fall in case they suffer any longer-term issues at center. This may seem counterintuitive given that the Celtics have been thin at the center position as Stevens noted, but there is a reason for this.

Fall is on a two-way contract with the Celtics. And two-way players have a limit on their contracts that restricts them to play at the NBA level for just 45 days in a season. So, while using Fall amid injuries to Enes Kanter, Robert Williams, and Daniel Theis (who has since returned to the lineup) would make sense, the team doesn't want to use up all of Fall's availability so early in the season.

As a result, expect to see Fall up-and-down throughout much of the 2019-20 NBA campaign.

Fall has played in just one game for the C's so far and totaled four points and three rebounds in limited action. That said, his numbers per 36 minutes are ridiculous and any time the 7-foot-7 center checks into a game this season, he'll surely excite the crowd as he did at Madison Square Garden.

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2020 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: No clear-cut choice at No. 1

2020 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: No clear-cut choice at No. 1

BOSTON -- With about six weeks of NBA games left to play, there’s a heightened level of uncertainty as to who will be the No. 1 overall pick. 

There is no Zion Williamson in this year’s draft; that is, a player who would be the top pick regardless of who is on the clock. 

This is a draft where the top picks are going to address specific team needs as opposed to most drafts where the value of the early selections is how they enhance a team's overall talent. 

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And just like there’s no clear-cut No. 1 pick, there’s going to be quite a bit of jockeying among NBA teams as far as who will have the best shot at landing one of the top picks. 

That said, here’s the current draft order based on records and the player those respective teams are likely to select. 

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How Tremont Waters fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Lakeland Magic

How Tremont Waters fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Lakeland Magic

With Tacko Fall out due to a toe injury, Tremont Waters was the center of attention for the Maine Red Claws on Thursday night.

Unfortunately for Maine, Waters was unable to propel them to victory as they fell to the Lakeland Magic, 106-103.

It was a rather inefficient day for Waters, as the Boston Celtics rookie had 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting to go along with 11 turnovers.

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He did provide a few nice highlights, though, which you can watch below:

With Waters struggling, it was Bryce Brown leading the way for the Red Claws with 27 points and 5 rebounds.

Waters and the Red Claws will look to bounce back Saturday at 7 p.m. with a home matchup against the Erie Bayhawks.

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