Injuries giving Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye much-needed floor time
Look at how open Semi Ojeleye (37) gets on this sequence— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) January 29, 2020
It's like the Heat just forgot about him pic.twitter.com/SsCdRnexPC
In the above sequence, Semi was ignored by both the Miami defense and the Celtics offense. Such is his lot in life - at least as a Boston backup. In his third year in the NBA, his offensive game progression has been painfully slow, but it is moving in an upward direction.
it’s funny that grant williams and semi ojeleye are pretty much the only celtics to hit a corner 3 this year.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) January 25, 2020
GWill and Semi have similar physiques and skills. Both are 6'6" and 235 pounds of tenacious defense. One can only wonder how effective they could be with several more inches added to their height. The only question is whether Danny Ainge considers their size and skills as redundant and whether one of them won't be in a Celtics uniform next season.
This is defence I’ve been waiting all-season for from Grant Williams.— Celtics ☘️Canada🇨🇦 🏀 (@CelticsCanada) January 29, 2020
The only other Celtics player off the bench last night was Brad Wanamaker, and the reserves have been trimmed down to the basics. The positive aspect of this is that Semi and GWill are getting a good run. That may come in handy in the post-season, but if only they were in the 6'8"-6'9" range. But let's just hope they are prepared for the tension and intensity of the playoffs.
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