• Tacko Fall is one of the NBA's beloved players
  • The NBA is tentatively set to resume by July 31 with modified a modified season
  • The new roster guidelines open the possibility of Fall making an appearance for the Boston Celtics

The NBA is tentatively scheduled to return on July 31 with 22 teams set to resume basketball action. One of the more anticipated stories in this resumption includes the possibility of seeing Boston Celtics' big man Tacko Fall in action.

The league’s restart will be taking advantage of Walt Disney World facilities in Orlando Florida. Due to the threat of the coronavirus, strict social distancing protocols will still be implemented. While the guidelines are still being finalized, the league has constantly been sending updates of recent developments.

One aspect that has been announced is the possibility of contingency players for the 22 teams entering the modified season. Given the difficulty of the current situation, the league has allowed the use of two-way players into NBA contracts. Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks, the NBA has been prioritizing everyone’s health.

“In large part due to the advice of medical experts pushing to keep the league's personnel numbers as limited as possible within the bubble, the NBA has preferred to keep those players out of Orlando, and keep rosters from expanding to 17 players, sources said,” Wojnarowski and Marks reported.

This has caused fans to cheer for the opportunity to see the seven-foot-five Fall to suit up for some deep playoff action. The crowd favorite was recently spotted in the Celtics’ training facility, as he’s been included in the rotation of players training with the team.

Among the many things that have kept fans on the edge of their seats includes Fall’s apparent new three-point shot range. General manager of the Celtics Danny Ainge tweeted a video of Fall draining a shot from beyond the arc that has brought the excitement for the Boston faithful.

The anticipation for Fall has been immense ever since his days at the University of Central Florida basketball program. Despite not gaining a lot of playing time, his sheer size has made him a prominent figure in today’s league. The 24-year-old center is also one of the biggest players in the G League as a member of the Maine Red Claws.

It will be interesting to see how the NBA continues in the near future and if fan favorites such as Fall suit up for a performance for their team.

Tacko Fall
Tacko Fall #55 of the Boston Celtics stands on the court during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images