Tacko Fall is staying with the Celtics.
Boston signed the rookie center to a two-way contract on Sunday. A two-way contract allows Fall to spend up to 45 days with Celtics, meaning he will play most of this season with the team’s G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.
Fall, who stands at 7-foot-5, has received much fanfare in his short time in Boston. In the Celtics’ first preseason game against the Hornets on Oct. 6, fans at the TD Garden chanted Fall’s name in hopes that head coach Brad Stevens would substitute him into the game. Fall entered the game in the fourth quarter. He finished with five points, three rebounds and two blocks.
Fall averaged 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in five games with the Celtics’ Summer League team. He signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Celtics following his Summer League performance.
The Celtics also signed guard Max Strus on Sunday to a two-year NBA deal. The deal has a partial guarantee this season of nearly half the rookie minimum, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.