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Re: Tacko Fall(merged threads)
« Reply #240 on: October 11, 2019, 07:58:06 AM »

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Tacko gives me some hope defending against the strong post up guys like Embiid.  He will need help, but not as much as some other guys will. 

Giannis is too quick for Tacko to handle, unless it is for post ups, which GA doesn't do a lot of currently.
If he can help with Embiid but maybe not so much Giannis, I would still be inclined to keep him.  He will most likely get the lion's share of his minutes against backups, not either of these guys.  The matchup problems he creates are going to frustrate opposing teams.
How about if they only used him to bother inbounds plays at the end of quarters/games? Wouldn’t even just that justify the 15th roster spot?
Sure.  He can be a useful player you plug in for certain match-ups OR situations.

Re: Tacko Fall(merged threads)
« Reply #241 on: October 11, 2019, 09:48:37 AM »

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I tend to think Tacko will be with the Celts, either on the roster or as a two way player. Either way I expect him to spend the year in Maine.

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« Reply #242 on: October 11, 2019, 11:00:54 AM »

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I tend to think Tacko will be with the Celts, either on the roster or as a two way player. Either way I expect him to spend the year in Maine.
I agree. He has lots of work to do before being ready to contribute at the NBA level in an overall positive manner for the team.

I just don't get people's expectations being so high that they think he can be playing this year and helping out by defending Embiid, Giannis or anyone of that quality.

Sorry, but this isn't college where Tacko could just sit in the lane in front of the basket and dare people to come at him. Tacko will need to move around and won't be able to just park in the lane. There is going to be an adjustment period for him as he learns how to play defense as a big in the NBA and that period will take place in Maine

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« Reply #243 on: October 11, 2019, 01:48:43 PM »

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I tend to think Tacko will be with the Celts, either on the roster or as a two way player. Either way I expect him to spend the year in Maine.
I agree. He has lots of work to do before being ready to contribute at the NBA level in an overall positive manner for the team.

I just don't get people's expectations being so high that they think he can be playing this year and helping out by defending Embiid, Giannis or anyone of that quality.

Sorry, but this isn't college where Tacko could just sit in the lane in front of the basket and dare people to come at him. Tacko will need to move around and won't be able to just park in the lane. There is going to be an adjustment period for him as he learns how to play defense as a big in the NBA and that period will take place in Maine

Agreed - but the reason for the excessive optimism is he really has exceeded expectations. The problem is that what exceeding expectations really means is "certainly deserves significant G league time, probably deserves to play in an NBA game at some point in the next 2 seasons." Which is good! The guy wasn't drafted and people were very pessimistic about him initially. But it's miles and miles from a guy you can put on superstars.

I do like the idea of keeping him around strictly to defend inbounds on one end and be available as a end of quarter/game inbounds lob option, though. If he can just do that competently a few times it will be a terrific rookie season for him.

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« Reply #244 on: October 11, 2019, 02:35:31 PM »

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I tend to think Tacko will be with the Celts, either on the roster or as a two way player. Either way I expect him to spend the year in Maine.
I agree. He has lots of work to do before being ready to contribute at the NBA level in an overall positive manner for the team.

I just don't get people's expectations being so high that they think he can be playing this year and helping out by defending Embiid, Giannis or anyone of that quality.

Sorry, but this isn't college where Tacko could just sit in the lane in front of the basket and dare people to come at him. Tacko will need to move around and won't be able to just park in the lane. There is going to be an adjustment period for him as he learns how to play defense as a big in the NBA and that period will take place in Maine
so, you are predicting that CS will soon have a Lobster Tacko thread????;D
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Re: Tacko Fall(merged threads)
« Reply #245 on: October 11, 2019, 03:20:24 PM »

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I tend to think Tacko will be with the Celts, either on the roster or as a two way player. Either way I expect him to spend the year in Maine.
I agree. He has lots of work to do before being ready to contribute at the NBA level in an overall positive manner for the team.

I just don't get people's expectations being so high that they think he can be playing this year and helping out by defending Embiid, Giannis or anyone of that quality.

Sorry, but this isn't college where Tacko could just sit in the lane in front of the basket and dare people to come at him. Tacko will need to move around and won't be able to just park in the lane. There is going to be an adjustment period for him as he learns how to play defense as a big in the NBA and that period will take place in Maine
so, you are predicting that CS will soon have a Lobster Tacko thread????;D
Lobster tacos are really the best tacos ever. Eventually my preference will be for Shamrock Tacko's but I just think they are a couple years away.

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« Reply #246 on: October 11, 2019, 03:22:06 PM »

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I am starting to agree that if he's not on a 2 way or the active roster he will not just go to Maine.  The problem is he needs a full year of development to be an end of the bench contributor.  His max is probably a 15-20 minute type of player when he plays.  He will never be a starter in this league and more of a match up guy.  I love Tacko.  He's fund to watch.  Everyone roots for him but at this point you keep the highest upside guys.  Is that Strus, Green or Tacko.  Green is 26 but has immense athletic upside.  Strus is a wildcard and I think if he is released from his 2 way no one will claim him and he can go to Maine.  Tacko needs a year of working with a trainer developing his lateral movement as much as possible.  He needs better basketball awareness and can get all of that this year by playing in Maine most nights.  I hope they keep him but it's not the end of the world if they do not.