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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2018, 11:05:19 AM »

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He's just so darn strong and moves his feet well. Yesterday he has getting smart about using his hands, too, including that jump ball with Giannis. Really strong work.

If he can get consistent hitting spot-up 3's, he'll have a role in the NBA for a long time.

at first I misread he is so darn long.... hehe. Which he is not

Semi is basically Jae Crowder part 2  + more explosiveness. And you can tell by his quicker footwork, rise up high for offensive rebounds


Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2018, 02:58:20 PM »

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He's just so darn strong and moves his feet well. Yesterday he has getting smart about using his hands, too, including that jump ball with Giannis. Really strong work.

If he can get consistent hitting spot-up 3's, he'll have a role in the NBA for a long time.

at first I misread he is so darn long.... hehe. Which he is not

Semi is basically Jae Crowder part 2  + more explosiveness. And you can tell by his quicker footwork, rise up high for offensive rebounds

That's the hope. Defensive switchability, a reliable 3 point shot and then he can work on those Crowder line drives to the basket where his strength should help him to finish. That would be a terrific outcome for him.
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2018, 03:43:02 PM »

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I said it before and i say it again
The freak is scared to death facing the determinator , Semi totally lock him down, again.
game 6 just watch, Geniis will call switch every possesion to avoid Semi

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2018, 03:48:08 PM »

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Three more years  ;D

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2018, 03:51:05 PM »

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Semi exposed him for the most part as well.

All Giannis does is barrel his way inside with NO control and hope for the calls (which he gets). Those two blocking fouls on Semi were clearly fouls on Giannis.

But Semi was sensational throughout. Never made it easy for Giannis.
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2018, 10:58:58 AM »

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When you defend like Semi, both mentally and physically you get the benefit of a doubt concerning your offense. 

For me, the success of Semi is a feel-good story.

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2018, 12:21:03 PM »

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Refs were letting Giannis be a bowling ball, should have been two obvious charges on Giannis when he ran over Semi.

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2018, 12:24:37 PM »

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When you defend like Semi, both mentally and physically you get the benefit of a doubt concerning your offense. 

I agree 100%.  If you are Semi, you have one job, slow down the freak.  If you do even a decent job at that, we don't need you to be a hero on offense.  Just play smart and not turn it over when you have the ball.  Basically do your job on both sides of the ball.  He obviously did that well.

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2018, 12:49:01 PM »

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When you defend like Semi, both mentally and physically you get the benefit of a doubt concerning your offense. 

I agree 100%.  If you are Semi, you have one job, slow down the freak.  If you do even a decent job at that, we don't need you to be a hero on offense.  Just play smart and not turn it over when you have the ball.  Basically do your job on both sides of the ball.  He obviously did that well.

Yup, on offense we need Semi to

- set some decent screens
- when getting the ball don't turn it over and keep it moving
- make wide-open 3s
- once in a great while cut to the basket to keep them honest
- otherwise stay out of the way

Pretty slim set of responsibilities. 

I really like the increased use of Semi as a defensive specialist against Giannis after trying him and Yabu out the first couple games.  We can afford one low-offense guy, so as long as he's not out with Baynes it works well with what we're trying to do. And Semi did a great job keeping his poise and staying in his role last game.

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2018, 06:09:32 PM »

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An unappreciated note in all this: you have to admire Stevens for the call.

It takes some serious stones to take an offensively challenged benchwarmer who's never started an NBA game in his life, and make him a focal point of strategy in game 5 of a 2-2 playoff series. Especially playing at home, I think a lot of coaches would just hope for "good enough to win."

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2018, 06:21:47 PM »

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When you defend like Semi, both mentally and physically you get the benefit of a doubt concerning your offense. 

I agree 100%.  If you are Semi, you have one job, slow down the freak.  If you do even a decent job at that, we don't need you to be a hero on offense.  Just play smart and not turn it over when you have the ball.  Basically do your job on both sides of the ball.  He obviously did that well.

Yup, on offense we need Semi to

- set some decent screens
- when getting the ball don't turn it over and keep it moving
- make wide-open 3s
- once in a great while cut to the basket to keep them honest
- otherwise stay out of the way

Pretty slim set of responsibilities. 

I really like the increased use of Semi as a defensive specialist against Giannis after trying him and Yabu out the first couple games.  We can afford one low-offense guy, so as long as he's not out with Baynes it works well with what we're trying to do. And Semi did a great job keeping his poise and staying in his role last game.

I actually believe Semi has a higher ceiling than I expected. His defense is definitely a lot better than I anticipated, and I'm excited to see how he works on his offense in the off-season. I would like to see him make more passes and swing the ball more, but that will come in time once he gets more PT, and gets acclimated.
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Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2018, 07:03:10 PM »

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Semi looks like a mini truck already... I wonder how much bigger/stronger he can get without hampering his explosiveness

what is he now 240?  Would be interesting to see what happens if he can bump this up to 250

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2018, 07:20:51 PM »

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Semi looks like a mini truck already... I wonder how much bigger/stronger he can get without hampering his explosiveness

what is he now 240?  Would be interesting to see what happens if he can bump this up to 250

needs to work on his biceps .....LOL

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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2018, 07:41:28 PM »

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Semi looks like a mini truck already... I wonder how much bigger/stronger he can get without hampering his explosiveness

what is he now 240?  Would be interesting to see what happens if he can bump this up to 250
That is a horrible idea.  Who do you want him to guard, Shaq?  Hes more than big and strong enough already and hed probably be more explosive by losing a few lbs rather than gaining them.

Re: Semi Ojeleye outstanding defense
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2018, 10:54:48 PM »

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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.