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Semi Ojeleye is officially a member of the Boston Celtics after signing a deal with the team earlier today:


Most experts have Ojeleye as one of the biggest steals in the 2017 NBA Draft as he somehow slipped to 37th overall after being projected as high as 20 and closer to that spot on most draft boards. He's impressed thus far with his play in summer league and coach Brad Stevens is on the record as thrilled with the possibilities given his versatility. Semi is both a strong and athletic 3-and-D player that can play either forward spot and has some upside in terms of his scoring prowess.

Stevens was quoted with some strong comments about Ojeleye's defense before he's even logged real NBA minutes:


Although the press release neglects to mention the details of Ojeleye's deal it's been reported that the Celtics were going to use their remaining cap space to ink him to a multiyear deal in the same vein they have recently with previous draft selections:


Ojeleye's brother snapped a photo of Semi putting ink on the deal earlier today:


I'm excited the Celtics managed to snag Ojeleye so late given that he projects to be at worst a solid NBA defender who can knock down threes. There's always plenty of room for guys with that skillset.


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Mark Allison 7/18/2017 06:31:00 PM Edit
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