I am watching the Red Claws play the baby Knicks. Tacko has only played a few minutes but something is very clear so far, both from this game and from the season. Tacko Fall is not going to be leading any fast breaks. His game works only in the half-court, which is fine, but it is a limitation. He also has problems when he has to play out near the 3 point line.
But under the basket he is good.
Waters, on the other hand, has NBA skills. He can shoot and pass. His defense is so so.
UPDATE: Aaaaaaaaannnnnndddd....Maine is now 5-0 to open the season.
Our very own Tacko Fall has a line of 10 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 3 turnovers. He played 19 minutes. Usually he was in for 4 to 5 minutes periods of time.
Waters started and looked pretty good, racking up 24 points with 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, and 2 turnovers. He shot 5 for 12 on three pointers. It took him 31 minutes to get all these stats. He is a very smart player and if he was 4 inches taller I believe he would be with the Celtics soon, if not right now.
On defense he is good out around the perimeter, but as expected for someone 5'10" had trouble with some matchups under the basket.