Celtics fans, including myself, had one of the roughest seasons to deal with out of any fanbase in the NBA. Aside from the Lakers and Knicks, the Celtics saw their organization and season crumble the…
October 15, 2019, 5:51 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams will start Tuesday against the Cavs alongside Brad Wanamaker, Carsen Edwards, Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams.
Willaims gets his crack in the starting Celtics C carousel tonight after playing just 11 minutes on Sunday. There are a lot of cheap options to choose from on the Celtics for tonight's three-game DFS slate.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
September 16, 2019, 4:28 pmSemi OjeleyePF, Boston Celtics
Semi Ojeleye could compete with Grant Williams for more minutes at forward for the Celtics, according to Jay King of The Athletic.
Ojeleye only played 10 minutes per game for the Celtics last season but improved his field-goal shooting to 42 percent. He has shown some defensive prowess but could use more consistency in his perimeter shooting. Ojeleye is unlikely to contribute much for standard league owners.
Source: Jay King of The Athletic
June 27, 2019, 12:05 pmSemi OjeleyePF, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have picked up their team option on Semi Ojeleye, per Adam Himmelsbach.
Ojeleye is at the end of Boston's rotation but could be sliding up a rung with Marcus Morris likely headed elsewhere and Daniel Theis' future unknown. He won't be much of a fantasy factor but is a trusted defensive contributor for Brad Stevens. There's some deep-league potential if Boston dumps another forward, but it won't be anything too exciting.
Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
May 7, 2019, 3:14 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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
April 25, 2019, 1:55 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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
April 23, 2019, 2:37 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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
April 9, 2019, 10:55 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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.
April 9, 2019, 5:44 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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
December 21, 2018, 11:17 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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.
December 10, 2018, 10:03 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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.
November 1, 2018, 7:52 pmSemi OjeleyeF, 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
July 15, 2018, 7:22 pmSemi OjeleyeF, Boston Celtics
Semi Ojeleye will be one of a number of Celtics that will sit out Sunday's Summer League contest.
Ojeleye will be joined by Jabari Bird and rookie Robert Williams on the sidelines, though Williams is dealing with a knee issue rather than receiving a rest day. Ojeleye proved his defensive mettle late last season but has a ways to go on offense, so fantasy owners won't need to think much about him as draft season approaches.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
July 12, 2018, 7:22 pmSemi OjeleyeF, Boston Celtics
Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting with six boards and a steal in Thursday's win.
Ojeleye has been fairly impressive on both ends of the floor in Summer League so far. He matched up and mostly shut down Kevin Knox in this one and coach Brad Stevens was recently praising his defense. His ability to contribute on both ends of the floor is what got him minutes last season. With how deep the Celtics are at forward it will be hard for Ojeleye to see any big minutes next season.
July 9, 2018, 9:22 pmSemi OjeleyeF, Boston Celtics
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.
Ojeleye is one of many Celtics prospects that's waiting for his turn in the rotation. He's showing his maturity in the Summer League, but with how talented the Cs roster is he's going to have to go above and beyond to be anything more than a Summer League blurb.