Semi Ojeleye
Semi Ojeleye
24-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.
Plays 18 minutes in win
FBoston Celtics
January 3, 2019
Ojeleye delivered five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 18 minutes in Wednesday's 115-102 home win over the Timberwolves.
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The extended run for Ojeleye was a nice surprise after two DNP's and two five-minute appearances over Boston's previous four contests. The 3-and-D forward is still only shooting 30% from behind the arc, but has hit 40% of his bombs over his last five appearances. Still, due to Boston's strong roster, Ojeleye is fantasy relevant in only the deepest of formats.
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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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Scores 10 points in spot start
FBoston Celtics
December 22, 2018
Ojeleye tallied 10 points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, and one steal in 17 minutes during Friday's 120-107 loss to the Bucks.
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Enters starting lineup
FBoston Celtics
December 21, 2018
Ojeleye will draw the start Friday against Milwaukee, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports.
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Misses lone shot in loss
FBoston Celtics
December 20, 2018
Ojeleye eked out zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one rebound and two assists over 13 minutes in Wednesday's 111-103 home loss to the Suns.
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Plays 24 minutes in Friday's win
FBoston Celtics
November 23, 2018
Ojeleye posted eight points (3-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds in 24 minutes during Friday's 114-96 win over the Hawks.
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Gathers another DNP in loss
FBoston Celtics
November 12, 2018
Ojeleye received a DNP-Coach's Decision in Sunday's 100-94 loss at Portland.
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