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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2018, 11:46:53 PM »

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I forgot that the #37 pick was acquired in the Brandan Wright trade with PHX. Just looked it up. One of those protected first round picks that became two seconds...  :D

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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2018, 11:50:31 PM »

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Giannis never had the same aggression when Ojeleye was guarding him.  He'd either shoot jumpshots or try to facilitate. 

Proud of the kid.  He has really struggled with his offense this year, but he stepped up in his first playoff series, took on an impossible assignment, and did a better job at it than everybody else we tried.
i agree. ojeleye did about as good a defensive job on antetokounmpo as one could expect, especially for a rookie.

i wonder if CBS will sic ojeleye on simmons in the next round. neither simmons nor antetokounmpo can shoot, so maybe it would work again.
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2018, 12:06:03 AM »

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His defense was incredible.

What was also incredible is that the Celtics managed to get so many points in the paint when GIannis was playing way, way off Ojeleye. I mean, Semi was out in the corner behind the three-point line, and Giannis was down on the block. And somehow we would drive the ball to the cup. Amazing. Total opposite of game six.

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2018, 12:08:24 AM »

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Wonder where he goes in a redraft. Gotta be a first round pick by now.
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2018, 12:13:05 AM »

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Semi is an unsung hero of the series.  He's a big reason we won games 5 and 7. 

There was one play tonight in particular that stood out among his many strong defensive plays - Giannis was storming down the court in transition and made it all the way to the basket, sidestepping Horford in the process for a left-handed layup.  But right before he elevated to shoot, Semi rushed over to help and stood vertically with his hands up which was enough to make Giannis miss.  It was a Marcus Smart caliber play - a type of play that only players who truly excel at defense can execute in an NBA game.

I've criticized Semi this season despite low expectations (being a second round pick and all), but I never disliked the pick.  We got solid value at 37.  His defensive versatility is a great thing to have on the bench.


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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #65 on: April 29, 2018, 12:24:09 AM »

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Semi isn't unsung by the people that matter, just watch their post-games.



Great job youngin, we needed that!!
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #66 on: April 29, 2018, 01:16:01 AM »

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Can't believe the 2nd round rookie helped us get past the Greek freak

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2018, 01:29:03 AM »

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I gave him credit last game, but he really needs to brings something, anything, to the table offensively. We can't continue to play 4 on 5 on that end, while Giannis sags off him and is able to help out on penetration. It wouldn't be as much of an issue if his non-existent offense was alongside Irving and Hayward, but it compounds the problem when we have so much difficulty to generate offense (37% shooting tonight) as is.
Lol do we have to bring back the thread where this guy called Semi trash and a bum?

You most certainly can. His statical performance, if not the eye test alone, would support the opinion that he was a really bad player (aka bum) for the 17-18 season. That said, since I've seen you use your fantasy basketball trades to assess real world player value (I wish I were kidding), then can you please explain what return you'll get from Semi's 2.7 PPG on 34.6% shooting?
It's creepy that you would bring up posts between me and other users that you weren't a part of, especially when you're making false claims. I posted about our Mock Deadline here in response to posters who know how to be respectful and have a conversation. It was just a fun talking piece. Since you're incapable of having that, I understand why you're getting confused.

As for Semi, I am very happy we have him at the end of the bench. His defense on Giannis helped us win this series. Certainly no reason for any sane Celtics fan to call him a bum. But you strike me as more of a just a troll.

You made an idiotic comment/comparison so it really stood out. Remembered reading it and thinking you didn't really know what you're talking about.

As for Semi, yeah, I just don't think he's a very good player. Not sure why you consider that "trolling", unless of course a difference of opinion makes one a troll in your eyes. All benches are full of bad players and unless he becomes more than just a one trick pony that's a disaster offensively, I'll continue to have the same mindset regardless of what you may think, fantasy basketball trade examples notwithstanding.
No, I made a comment on a Celtics fans message board that was about a trade proposal. That's what this website is for. It's not here to call the players who just helped win us a series bums. It's not to here to seek out arguments and continue to argue until you ruin a thread.

But go ahead, keep calling the guy who just helped your "favorite" team win a series trash. That is why you're either a troll or just a pathetic exuse of a "fan", if you'd even call it that lol.
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2018, 01:32:57 AM »

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Can't believe the 2nd round rookie helped us get past the Greek freak

It is pretty crazy huh?  You have to give Semi credit though, he played great one on one def against the greek.  He limited him in getting to the circle area around the bucket, and forced him to take a lot of fade away shots (which to his credit Giannis did pretty well with). 

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #69 on: April 29, 2018, 05:45:01 AM »

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just an amazing job today, and talk about a 2nd round pick who barely played in the season, steps up, takes 30 minutes in a 7 game series...
bravo semi, bravo danny. bravo brad
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #70 on: April 29, 2018, 06:41:39 AM »

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just an amazing job today, and talk about a 2nd round pick who barely played in the season, steps up, takes 30 minutes in a 7 game series...
bravo semi, bravo danny. bravo brad

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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2018, 07:22:56 AM »

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Nader was 58s so i'm ok with a bench player ceiling
He didn't have that physical but he does has some skill and the fire
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2018, 07:42:45 AM »

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I gave him credit last game, but he really needs to brings something, anything, to the table offensively. We can't continue to play 4 on 5 on that end, while Giannis sags off him and is able to help out on penetration. It wouldn't be as much of an issue if his non-existent offense was alongside Irving and Hayward, but it compounds the problem when we have so much difficulty to generate offense (37% shooting tonight) as is.
Lol do we have to bring back the thread where this guy called Semi trash and a bum?

You most certainly can. His statical performance, if not the eye test alone, would support the opinion that he was a really bad player (aka bum) for the 17-18 season. That said, since I've seen you use your fantasy basketball trades to assess real world player value (I wish I were kidding), then can you please explain what return you'll get from Semi's 2.7 PPG on 34.6% shooting?
It's creepy that you would bring up posts between me and other users that you weren't a part of, especially when you're making false claims. I posted about our Mock Deadline here in response to posters who know how to be respectful and have a conversation. It was just a fun talking piece. Since you're incapable of having that, I understand why you're getting confused.

As for Semi, I am very happy we have him at the end of the bench. His defense on Giannis helped us win this series. Certainly no reason for any sane Celtics fan to call him a bum. But you strike me as more of a just a troll.

You made an idiotic comment/comparison so it really stood out. Remembered reading it and thinking you didn't really know what you're talking about.

As for Semi, yeah, I just don't think he's a very good player. Not sure why you consider that "trolling", unless of course a difference of opinion makes one a troll in your eyes. All benches are full of bad players and unless he becomes more than just a one trick pony that's a disaster offensively, I'll continue to have the same mindset regardless of what you may think, fantasy basketball trade examples notwithstanding.
No, I made a comment on a Celtics fans message board that was about a trade proposal. That's what this website is for. It's not here to call the players who just helped win us a series bums. It's not to here to seek out arguments and continue to argue until you ruin a thread.

But go ahead, keep calling the guy who just helped your "favorite" team win a series trash. That is why you're either a troll or just a pathetic exuse of a "fan", if you'd even call it that lol.

Hey, kettle meet pot, since your first post in this thread was about me even after I had complimented the guy.

I gave him credit last game, but he really needs to brings something, anything, to the table offensively. We can't continue to play 4 on 5 on that end, while Giannis sags off him and is able to help out on penetration. It wouldn't be as much of an issue if his non-existent offense was alongside Irving and Hayward, but it compounds the problem when we have so much difficulty to generate offense (37% shooting tonight) as is.
Lol do we have to bring back the thread where this guy called Semi trash and a bum?

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2018, 07:44:35 AM »

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I'm one of his biggest critic, mostly his motor. But overall he played very well in the series, motor is not Smart level but its not bad. Hope he continues playing well because it relieves pressure from other guys. Helps to have an additional player you can count on.

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2018, 08:05:27 AM »

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wonder who Semi will defend on Philly ?