Semi Ojeleye
Semi Ojeleye
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Boston Celtics
2018 Fantasy Outlook
When Ojeleye was drafted in the second round last June, he had G League written all over him. But then two important things happened. First, Gordon Hayward was lost to a season-ending injury. Then, Ojeleye quickly developed into a reliable three-and-D reserve, with an emphasis on the latter. It seemed like an odd transformation for the burly rookie, who averaged 19 points per game in his last season at SMU. But it led to Ojeleye averaging 16 minutes per game over 73 appearances as a rookie. If Ojeleye can improve upon his 32 percent shooting from behind the arc, he'll be an ideal reserve, though Hayward's return and a lack of attrition elsewhere on the roster could mean he'll struggle to match last season's workload on many nights. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.04 million contract with the Celtics in July of 2017.
Contract guaranteed for 2018-19
FBoston Celtics
July 17, 2018
Ojeyele's contract for 2018-19 became guaranteed Sunday with the Celtics opting to keep the forward on the roster after the deadline, Fred Katz of MassLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
A second-round pick last June, Ojeyele ended up seeing a surprising amount of run for the Eastern Conference finalists, appearing in 73 regular-season contests and averaging 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. With the Celtics getting Gordon Hayward (ankle) back from injury during the upcoming campaign and believed to be interested in retaining restricted free agent Marcus Smart, it's difficult to envision Ojeyele noticing a dramatic spike in playing time in his second NBA season.
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Depth Chart Status
#3 Small Forward
#6 Power Forward
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Selected 37th overall in the 2017 Draft, Ojeleye is staring up from the bottom of the Celtic depth chart, facing a long list of veterans. With wings Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and fellow rookie Jason Tatum well ahead of Ojeleye, you can expect the 22-year old rookie to spend a lot of time shuttling back and forth between Boston and the team’s G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. But Boston’s three-for-one deal to bring in Kyrie Irving does free up some possible minutes for Ojeleye. The undersized yet severely muscular 6’6” rookie will see more time at small forward than shooting guard. His ability to create his own shot must intrigue Celtic management. The SMU product will need another quantity-for-quality Boston deal for any hope of seeing meaningful minutes, and even if that should occur, it’s doubtful the team would risk a possible Finals appearance by giving too many minutes to Ojeleye. Keep expectations low.
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Drops 21 points Thursday
FBoston Celtics
July 12, 2018
Ojeleye posted 21 points (8-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes during Thursday's 82-75 summer league win over the Knicks.
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Sees 9 minutes in Game 4 loss
FBoston Celtics
May 22, 2018
Ojeleye banged out three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one rebound over 9 minutes in Monday's 111-102 ECF Game 4 loss in Cleveland.
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Sees 15 minutes in ECF Game 1 win
FBoston Celtics
May 14, 2018
Ojeleye chipped in three points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and one rebound across 15 minutes in Sunday's 108-83 ECF Game 1 win over Cleveland.
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Headed to bench vs. Sixers
FBoston Celtics
April 30, 2018
Ojeleye will return to a bench role for for Game 1 against the 76ers on Monday, Brian Robb of the Boston Sports Journal reports.
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Starting again in Game 6
FBoston Celtics
April 26, 2018
Ojeleye will remain in the starting lineup for Game 6 against the Bucks on Thursday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
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