Semi Ojeleye

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  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    When talking about the Celtics' approach to guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo Brad Stevens said, "Obviously, we want to keep size on him as much as possible. I did not think we always did that well in transition and I did not think we always did that well throughout some of their actions.”

    The Bucks were able to get the switches and matchups they wanted, especially in the second half. Outside of Al Horford and Marcus Morris, the seldom-used Semi Ojeleye comes to mind as an option. At 6'7" and 241 pounds, Ojeleye is a physical specimen and athletic enough to guard all over the floor. Playing Ojeleye extended minutes comes with downsides, but the Celtics are backed into a corner and have to get creative if they want to climb back in this series.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    Celtics' forward Semi Ojeleye has taken his training up a notch in preparation for his looming battle with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in their upcoming second-round series, and his teammates have noticed.

    Ojeleye hasn't played much this season, but he and the team know that he matches up to Giannis the best physically. If the Celtics want to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, they'll need to get productive minutes from Ojelyeye. Buckle up, this series is going to be exciting.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens played coy and simply said, "He could," when asked if Semi Ojeleye could play more in the upcoming series against the Bucks.

    Ojeleye stepped up in last year's playoff matchup against the Bucks and helped the Celtics win two of the final three games in the series. Ojeleye has length and can be thrown on Giannis Antetokounmpo for stretches, helping out the rest of the forwards. Aron Baynes' playing time would be most at risk as he is not an ideal matchup for this series.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    Semi Ojeleye scored 17 points in 38 minutes of work in Tuesday's season finale win over the Wizards.

    Ojeleye has actually given the Celtics quality minutes when he's played over the past two seasons, it just has not been enough to give him any fantasy value. He will finish right around top-450 in both 8 and 9-cat thanks to his 10 minutes per game over 56 games played.

  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    Semi Ojeleye will join the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    Ojeleye has a chance at some value tonight as the Celtics are playing without any of their normal starters. Ojeleye is a risky bet for value, but he does have a starting role and will be given minutes.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    Coach Brad Stevens chose to throw Semi Ojeleye into the starting lineup in Friday's matchup against the Bucks and the 23-year-old responded with 10 points, three rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal in 17 minutes.

    This was a matchup decision, which by the outcome, did not work out for the Celtics. Leave Ojeleye on the wire outside of mega-deep leagues.

  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    Semi Ojeleye played 22 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday and scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting to go with six rebounds and a 3-pointer.

    Ojeleye scored in double figures in consecutive games for the first time in his NBA career but he still lacks depth in his fantasy game to have us excited. He's a young prospect with potential for the Celtics, but he's only getting rotational minutes because the Celtics are shorthanded.

  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    With Jalyen Brown out, the Celtics will start Semi Ojeleye on Thursday.

    Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris were more popular candidates among fantasy players but Ojeleye did a commendable job on Giannis Antetokounmpo during the postseason last year and will draw that assignment tonight. His presence won't do much to fill the void at shooting guard, however, so we should still see more of Smart than usual. Morris and Terry Rozier are likely to play more as well.

    Source: Abby Chin on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye (rest) will not play on Sunday

    [blurb-title player='Semi Ojeleye' team='BOS' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Semi Ojeleye will be one of a number of Celtics that will sit out Sunday's Summer League contest.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Ojeleye will be joined by Jabari Bird and rookie Robert Williams on…

    Semi Ojeleye scores 21 points in win

    [blurb-title player='Semi Ojeleye' team='BOS' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting with six boards and a steal in Thursday's win.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Ojeleye has been fairly impressive on both ends of the floor in Summer…

    Semi Ojeleye puts up 13 & 7

    [blurb-title player='Semi Ojeleye' team='BOS' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Semi Ojeleye scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting with a 3-pointer, seven rebounds and three assists in Monday's 100-80 win over the Hornets.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Ojeleye is one of many Celtics prospects…

    Celtics’ Ojeleye and Yabusele get 16 points apiece

    [blurb-title player='Semi Ojeleye' team='BOS' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Semi Ojeleye scored 16 points (two 3s) and added two boards, two assists, a steal and a block in Friday's 95-89 win over the Sixers.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The Celtics seem to have…

    Semi Ojeleye will start again on Saturday

    [blurb-title player='Semi Ojeleye' team='BOS' pos='F'] [blurb-fact]Semi Ojeleye will start Saturday's Game 7 and draw Giannis Antetokounmpo duty.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]"It's pretty clear that he's our best guy guarding Giannis," said Brad Stevens. While he wasn't always a…

  • Semi Ojeleye - SF/PF - Boston Celtics

    Semi Ojeleye will start Thursday night for Game 6 in Milwaukee.

    Known for his scoring in college – 19 points per game on a 62.1 true shooting percentage in his final season – Ojeleye has provided his value mainly on the defensive side of the ball. Showing his ability to guard multiple positions has garnered praise from coach Brad Stevens and other teammates. Marcus Smart even called him an ox, which we assume is a good thing. Ojeleye is inconsistent on offense but as long as the Celtics need help defensively he will be playing – especially if they advance to face the Sixers in the second round.

    Source: Mark Murphy on Twitter

  • Semi Ojeleye - SF/PF - Boston Celtics

    Semi Ojeleye received 28 minutes on Wednesday night, capping his first regular season with seven points, six rebounds, a 3-pointer and a block in a win over the Nets.

    Ojeleye played in 72 games for the C's this season but wasn't close to the fantasy radar, falling outside the top-350 in terms of total value. He's another athletic body that's likely to see spot minutes in the postseason for the Celtics, but didn't inspire a ton of confidence from a fantasy perspective.