Top Semi Ojeleye News
Semi Ojeleye: Inks deal in Italy
Ojeleye has signed a contract with Virtus in Italy, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
Ojeleye saw action with the Bucks and Clippers last season but failed to make an impact. He should see more playing time and have an opportunity to rehabilitate his value overseas.... See More ... See Less
Semi Ojeleye: Set to be waived
Ojeleye is being waived by the Clippers to open up a roster spot for the conversion of Amir Coffey's two-way contract to a standard NBA contract, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ojeleye was part of a four-team trade in February, landing with the Clippers after beginning the season with Milwaukee. He averaged fewer than 10 minutes per contest in his 10 appearances with Los Angeles but showed marked improvement from the field in route to 4.1 points per game. Unfortunately, he didn't do enough to maintain his roster spot, which will now go to Coffey.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Semi Ojeleye: Tallies season-high point total
Ojeleye finished Friday's 121-92 loss to the Jazz with 13 points (3-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, one assist and two steals across 24 minutes.
The Clippers trailed by 37 at halftime and got little production from their starters, giving players like Ojeleye more opportunities than usual. The fifth-year forward logged his most minutes as a Clipper and finished with his highest scoring output of the season, finishing with double-digit points for just the second time. Ojeleye put forth tepid production even when regularly playing 20-30 minutes for Milwaukee earlier this season, so there's little reason to expect this solid effort to lead to sudden fantasy relevance.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Semi Ojeleye: Sees sizable run
Ojeleye provided nine points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one block across 20 minutes during Monday's 120-111 overtime loss to the Cavaliers.
Ojeleye had easily his best game since getting dealt to the Clippers at the trade deadline. He combined for just 28 minutes over his last four games. Robert Convington (personal) being inactive could be a partial explanation, but it'll be worth monitoring the role Ojeleye will settle into going forward.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Semi Ojeleye: Available Monday
Ojeleye (recently traded) isn't listed on the official injury report and should be available for Monday's game against the Warriors.
Though Ojeleye is on track to be in uniform Monday, he'll likely find himself outside of the Clippers' rotation, as was typically the case during his time in Milwaukee earlier this season. The fifth-year forward has made only 20 appearances on the season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.4 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Semi Ojeleye: Won't play Saturday
Ojeleye (recently traded) won't play Saturday against the Mavericks, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
Ojeleye was traded from the Bucks to the Clippers on Thursday but won't be able to join the team for its road matchup against Dallas. The 27-year-old will have another chance to make his debut at home against the Warriors on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Semi Ojeleye: Routed to Clippers
Ojeleye was traded to the Clippers in a four-team deal Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Clippers also received Semi Ojeleye. The Kings got Donte DiVincenzo, Trey Lyles and Josh Jackson. The Bucks acquired Serge Ibaka, two future second-round picks and cash. The Pistons got Marvin Bagley.
Ojeleye is a throw-in from the Bucks to acquire Ibaka, as the former had fallen out of the rotation. Ojeleye hasn't seen double-digit minutes since Jan. 8, and the last time he appeared in three consecutive games was late December. He's unlikely to occupy a bigger role with the Clippers.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Semi Ojeleye: Drops out of rotation
Ojeleye (coach's decision) went unused off the bench Monday in the Bucks' 103-99 loss to the Hornets.
The returns of Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) and Pat Connaughton (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) were enough to bump Ojeleye out of the rotation. The veteran forward had logged double-digit minutes in both of the past two games, in what marked his first appearances since Dec. 23 following a stint in the protocols. Now that the Bucks are inching closer to full strength, Ojeleye appears unlikely to play in most competitive contests.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Semi Ojeleye: Cleared to play
Ojeleye (COVID-19 protocols) is available Wednesday against the Raptors, Stephen Watson of WISN12 News reports.
Ojeleye has been a fringe rotation option all season, but he could see action with the Bucks down six players. In his 14 appearances, he's averaged 3.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 18.7 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Semi Ojeleye: Questionable Wednesday
Ojeleye (COVID-19 protocols) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Ojeleye is a fringe part of the Bucks' rotation. Even if available, he might not see the court.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Semi Ojeleye: Enters protocols
Ojeleye won't be available for Thursday's game against the Magic after he entered the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Ojeleye hasn't seen action in the past two games, and it's shaping up for him to be little more than a deep rotation option for Milwaukee. As a result, Ojeleye's absence Thursday -- and likely for additional games to follow -- shouldn't affect how the minutes are distributed.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Semi Ojeleye: Available Saturday
Ojeleye (calf) is available for Saturday's matchup against the Cavaliers.
Ojeleye will make his return following a 15-game absence due to a strained calf. We should expect him to see limited time, though any minutes he can provide will be helpful given how shorthanded the Bucks are. In his 11 appearances this season, he's averaged 3.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Bucks' Semi Ojeleye: Expected to return Saturday
Ojeleye (calf) is probable to make his return Saturday against the Cavaliers, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Ojeleye was without a timetable for a return earlier this week, but he's apparently made good progress lately and should take the court Saturday. We should expect him to see limited time, though any minutes he can provide will be helpful given how shorthanded the Bucks are. In his 11 appearances this season, he's averaged 3.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-6, 240 lbs|
|Birthplace: Overland Park, KS|
|School: Duke; Southern Methodist|