Fall tallied two points (1-1 FG), four blocks and three rebounds in five minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Celtics' 132-96 win over the Magic. Fall has shown the ability to consistently put up numbers when he takes the court, but his limited mobility makes it difficult for head coach Brad Stevens to trust him for extended stretches. The 7-foot-5 center was summoned from the bench until garbage time, and so long as the Celtics have at least two of Robert Williams, Tristan Thompson and Luke Kornet available in a given game, Fall is unlikely to be included in the rotation.
Fall is averaging 6.0 minutes, 1.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in three games played in the month of April. Fall has only played in three games and attempted two shots since March 27. The Celtics acquired two centers -- Luke Kornet and Moritz Wagner -- at the trade deadline and both appear to be firmly ahead of Fall on the depth chart. The Celtics' starting center, Robert Williams, missed Thursday's game with a knee injury, and Fall still recorded his fifth straight DNP.
Fall is averaging 6.8 minutes, 3.0 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.5 blocks in four games played since the All-Star break. Fall has only eclipsed double-digit minutes in one game this year (Jan. 15 vs. Magic). However, the 25-year-old has at least gotten more run during the few times he's seen the court, as he's averaged almost double the amount of minutes in his sophomore season (7.6) than he did during his rookie year (4.7). The seven-footer has shot 70 percent from the field during his career, but his abysmal free-throw shooting (30 percent) makes him an offensive liability.
Fall didn't take the court in Tuesday's win over Denver. The center was a DNP-coach's decision for a 10th time over the past 12 games. His two appearances during that span came Feb. 11 versus Toronto and Feb. 14 against the Wizards. Fall recorded a total of seven points and six rebounds across seven minutes in those two outings.
Fall (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game at Philadelphia. The 25-year-old is available for Wednesday's contest after the one-game absence due to a left ankle sprain. Tristan Thompson and Robert Williams have both cleared the COVID-19 protocols, so Fall should revert to his reserve role at center for the Celtics.
Last 7 Games
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