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Chances are Semi Ojeleye has seen his last season in Boston

 This one is tough to write. I had positive hope for Semi Ojeleye after Danny Ainge plucked him with the 37th pick in the 2017 NBA draft. But Celtics fans need to face reality. This past season was most-likely Semi's last stint in a Celtics uniform.


Semi has simply not progressed all that much in his four years in the League. He has been a stalwart on the defensive end from the start, and his 3-point shooting has improved somewhat, but he adds little else.

Ojeleye is not a reliable rebounder, facilitator or rim protector, and he averaged only 40% on field goals this season. He earned a mere $1.8 million in the 2020-21 season, and it is always possible that Brad Stevens could keep him in the fold as a 3-and-D guy, but the better chance is that will land with another NBA team or head oversees.

At the age of 26, it just may be that the Duke and SMU product peaked in his first years in Boston, and his present skill level does not bode well for his future in Beantown. Expect to see him elsewhere prior to the start of the 2021-22 season.

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