An NBA cult hero is reportedly set to spend a second straight season overseas.
Center Tacko Fall is signing with the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey Kings of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to a Sunday night report from Stadium’s Shams Charania.
Fall, 27, spent the 2023 season with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the same league. He averaged 13.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game on a 20–15 team.
This summer, Fall played with the Bucks in the NBA Summer League. He averaged 6.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game across five games.
Fall—a former member of the Celtics (2020–21) and Cavaliers (’22)—is widely known among basketball fans for his considerable size. The Dakar, Senegal native is 7’6” and 311 pounds, making him the third-tallest player in NBA history behind centers Gheorghe Mureșan and Manute Bol.
7'6 Tacko Fall is signing a new deal to return to China to play for the Nanjing Monkey Kings, sources say.
Sitdown with @Stadium on CBA, meeting Victor Wembanyama one day: "Very awkward. It would be weird for me to look somebody in the eye..", tennis for newborn daughter, more: pic.twitter.com/Y13DrgFz9Y
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 14, 2023
He played collegiately at UCF, where he is the school’s all-time leading shot-blocker. Famously, Fall nearly helped the Knights to an upset of top-seeded Duke in the second round of the 2019 NCAA tournament.
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