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Semi starting to wake up or heat up
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:33:10 PM »

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The Celtics have been very pleased with Semi and his defense and in the last 4 games he has shot 41% from three up from 28.6% prior.
Semi is a very disciplined hard worker and has a very good three point shot-he shot over 40% from three in college.I believe he will revert to a much higher rate-
Another 22 year old rookie playing in 4th quarter for his defense against Philly.
Brad is developing these kids on the fly

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Re: Semi starting to wake up or heat up
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 07:21:10 PM »

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He shows like he might give us some quality minutes down the road.  Brad bringing him along slowly, his defense and strength should be an X factor at some point

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 07:21:17 PM »

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The Celtics have been very pleased with Semi and his defense and in the last 4 games he has shot 41% from three up from 28.6% prior.
Semi is a very disciplined hard worker and has a very good three point shot-he shot over 40% from three in college.I believe he will revert to a much higher rate-
Another 22 year old rookie playing in 4th quarter for his defense against Philly.
Brad is developing these kids on the fly

Three rookies are getting rotation minutes. That's amazing.

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I like Semi. I think has real potential to be a top notch 3 and D guy in this league. He is a tremendous athlete and an above average defender already as a rookie. Kid also seems to have great confidence in his shot. Just a great 2nd round pick up.

Pretty cool we have three rookies in the rotation:

1 rookie starting that is a top of the draft draftee.
1 rookie coming off the bench that was a 2nd round pick.
1 rookie that has started and come off the bench that was an undrafted free agent signed from Europe.

That is a great infusion of youth and a tremendous off season from Danny and that doesn't even include the Kyrie trade or the Hayward signing.

Re: Semi starting to wake up or heat up
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 08:47:53 PM »

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Probably convinced me he's better than Shane Larkin at this point.
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Re: Semi starting to wake up or heat up
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 08:55:15 PM »

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Semi could be very, very valuable moving forward as we ramp up to contend for titles in upcoming seasons with his 3 & D ability on a cheap contract.  He's only shooting 32% from 3 overall but I expect that to improve with more reps. 

Brad said before the season started that Semi could help right away because of his defense.  We're seeing that now - I'm sure that I'm not the only person that has been impressed with his D.  Great 2nd round pick by Ainge.


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I think people are overstating his value. He's done a good job for a second rounder, but I haven't seen anything that makes me think he will be a regular rotation player going forward. If Gordon were healthy Semi wouldn't be playing at all. When Gordon comes back next season, I expect Semi's playing time to drop to practically nothing.

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 09:50:11 PM »

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Semi has been forced to be a spot up shooter....but can do other things

he has solid  shooting touch but I wonder if he is "stuck" right now as other parts of his game is not allowed to fly

i guess he has to pay his dues first

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People are going to stop describing 2nd round steals as ‘the next Jae Crowder’, they’ll start saying ‘The next Semi Ojeleye’. If they were the type of people to say ‘the next Draymond Green’, they’ll still say that.

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People are going to stop describing 2nd round steals as ‘the next Jae Crowder’, they’ll start saying ‘The next Semi Ojeleye’. If they were the type of people to say ‘the next Draymond Green’, they’ll still say that.
Semi is basically the SF equivalent of Gilbert Arenas (hopefully minus all the ... y'know)

Draymond who?
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 04:23:13 AM »

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Tonight should be another test against Giannis the one attribute that will hold back Semi is his wingspan..
This is one strong guy that is an athletic freak
You can see his defensive game improving as things slow down a bit ,
Rollie Massimino always said there is room on his teams for a guy who plays defense.
Add his work ethic to Jaylen and Tatum and what a defensive culture is being nurtured.
Not to jump too much, add Theis and newly acquired Marcus Morris and Ainges fingerprints are all over this blueprint-GRITTY EAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL


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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 06:45:58 AM »

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Semi has been forced to be a spot up shooter....but can do other things

he has solid  shooting touch but I wonder if he is "stuck" right now as other parts of his game is not allowed to fly

i guess he has to pay his dues first
He doesn't look at all comfortable putting the ball on the floor.  He does ok if he has a wide open lane to the rim.  I think Stevens is using him perfectly right now. 

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 07:14:31 AM »

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Crowder vol. 2

Their pre-draft measurements are almost identical

Semi
Height w/o Shoes 6'5 ¼"
Height w/ Shoes 6'6 ¾"
Weight 241
Wingspan 6'9 ¾"
Standing reach 8'6"

Crowder
Height w/o Shoes 6'4 ¾"
Height w/ Shoes 6'6 ½"
Weight 241
Wingspan 6'9 ¼"
Standing reach 8'6 ¾"

Seems like Semi is more athletic than Crowder.

Semi
no step vert 35''
max vert 40.5''

Crowder
no step vert 31''
max vert 34.5''

Having said all that, imo Crowder is nothing more than a role player. The reason he was sought-after around the league was his amazing contract. If Crowder were paid let's say 14+ million a year, no one would be talking about him. Remember DeMarre Carroll in his Atlanta days? He got paid 14.5 million per year in 2015 and no one is talking about him ever since.
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Semi has been forced to be a spot up shooter....but can do other things

he has solid  shooting touch but I wonder if he is "stuck" right now as other parts of his game is not allowed to fly

i guess he has to pay his dues first
He doesn't look at all comfortable putting the ball on the floor.  He does ok if he has a wide open lane to the rim.  I think Stevens is using him perfectly right now.

About to say the exact same thing.

It doesn't look like Semi has anything close to the handles required to even be average at taking the ball to the basket.

How about we at least see if he can drive on a closing out defender?  Until then, I certainly wouldn't be putting him up against any type of defense.

Stevens is using him perfectly as a shoot or drive if you're open, otherwise keep the ball moving type of guy.  He'll probably continue earning minutes for his defense, even if his offense doesn't make a leap any time soon.  Improve slow and steady.
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Re: Semi starting to wake up or heat up
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 09:25:50 AM »

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Brad complimenting Semi up to almost elite status is a testament to his BBIQ and his physical attributes.Semi can shoot and has a proven record from three.It is starting to climb in last several games but to get those accolades from Brad as a rookie.This has to be a huge confidence boost.a huge bonus for the hard working kid.
AND to have Theis performing as well as he has is beyond comprehension -and i watched his work in Germany-