Is Semi Ojeleye only an end-of-bench guy or part of a consistent rotation
“I don’t think it was a coincidence that those 24 minutes (he was on the floor) were our best 24 minutes defensively tonight.”— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 5, 2019
Semi Ojeleye took on Marcus Smart’s role as the vocal leader of our defense, helping us to cool off the Miami Heat. https://t.co/UYoURn3QGB
Last night versus the Heat, Semi scored five points and grabbed seven boards, coming away with a plus/minus of +21. Despite lack of offensive production until recently, Ojeleye's contract is a bargain for Boston. He earns $1.6 million this season, and $1.8 million next year, with a team option. Danny Ainge has until July 1, 2020 to decide whether to retain Semi or let him walk. At a mere $1.8 million, he should stick or possibly become part of a trade down the road.
Semi's workout routine is getting crazier by the day. pic.twitter.com/VtfEEyee1R— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) December 5, 2019
It is well known that with Brad Stevens as coach, defense gets you on the floor and offense keeps you there. Semi has taken a hit from some fans for his play in limited minutes. Brad doesn't seem to agree with that lot and is running Ojeleye for longer stints to determine if he is just an end-of-bench player or part of a consistent rotation.
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