Semi, I think will improve over the next two years. He just hasn't had that much time on the floor.
His gifts are obvious (not to everyone, apparently - though to the coaching staff), and he's a worker. Given those things, and the fact that they have found developmental court time for him, that he'll improve over the next two years is a pretty conservative projection.
As of now he offers little to no offense on a second unit that offers little offense. If the bench was loaded with scorers, Semi would be a great addition.
We could quibble about just what the "second unit" is, or even if it has any meaning, but you've got a point.
A defensive weapon...turn him loose on Lebron or the freak....
Or Spencer Dinwiddie, or Zinger, or Devin Booker...
People are buying into a weird idea that Semi lacks a motor, or doesn't hustle. This is ludicrous
. Are they actually watching him play?! I'm not calling anyone out in particular - but if you're saying that, you really ought to consider how you're coming to your opinions, and whether your experience is enough to even warrant having an opinion about stuff like that.
I've been at this for a while, and I've found over some years now that the people with the most certainty are generally also the least knowledgable - perhaps you've heard of the Dunning-Krueger effect.
It's pretty normal to get attached to players irrationally, especially when you're a fan who's just starting out learning the game. I'm sympathetic to that. But I find it obnoxious, frankly, that people get attached to a player being bad. I guess that goes double when it's for players like Ojeleye who are the hardest workers.