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Fan favorite Tacko Fall signs to play next season in China

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WILMINGTON, DE - MARCH 25: Tacko Fall #99 of the Cleveland Charge talks to teammates during a game against the Delaware Blue Coats on March 25, 2022 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Mary Kate Ridgway/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Tacko Fall — the 7'6" fan favorite — spent two seasons with the Celtics and then last season with the Cavaliers, but hasn’t been able to find a steady home in the NBA.

So he is headed to China, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Fall played on two-way contracts for both Boston and Cleveland, and while he never made much of an NBA impact — he got into 37 games over three seasons — he did well at the G-League level, getting named to the league’s All-Defensive Team last season. Fall played for Utah in Summer League and had a 12-point game but couldn’t find an NBA team to pick him up for this season.

Fall will be an interesting fit in the China Basketball Association, a league not known for its defense. That league’s season ends in February or March (depending on how long teams last in the playoffs), so he could get picked up by an NBA team for the end of the season.