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Username Post: Oni to Enter NBA Draft        (Topic#22981)
tkapiko 
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Oni to Enter NBA Draft
07-08-19 01:14 PM - Post#285673    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Wow. He is representing the Ivy League well. I hope this opens NBA doors for other IL players in the coming years. What an adventure for Oni.

Edited by tkapiko on 07-08-19 01:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mike Porter 
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07-09-19 12:31 AM - Post#285688    
    In response to tkapiko

Really interesting to me is that his 3 point shot looks MUCH a quicker in these clips than even we saw this year. Seems he worked to shorten his shot and get it off a lot quicker than he was able at Yale.

 
james 
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07-11-19 10:08 AM - Post#285750    
    In response to Mike Porter

thats a good point. its noticeably quicker.

his box score was bad but i thought he showed a lot last game. even ran the point a good deal and really spread the ball and saw the court. got torched a bit on defense but Simons is good and was en fuego.

tonight will be interesting. also find it surprising that they havent signed him to at least a 2 way deal based on what i have seen so far.

he needs to learn to finish in the paint at this level. i actually thought he struggled at yale at times against lesser competition when he wasnt putting the hammer down.

he tends to shoot on the way down particularly close to the rim. fine with you are bigger and jump higher therefore staying in the air longer than everyone. not fine when you dont.

he needs to watch Terance Mann (FSU, CLippers) highlights from college and summer league. Mann is not as long and about the same height w/o shoes. But he is a world class finisher around the rim or was in the ACC and now for the Clippers summer team. he does a great job of using his body to negate defender length.



 
tkapiko 
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Reg: 07-04-16
07-14-19 06:49 PM - Post#285872    
    In response to james

After all the highs and lows for Oni throughout the draft process, it seems he might end up in Jazz G-League. While it's great to be drafted, I am sure that was not his plans going in. Jazz seems to have signed a number of free agents. Has anyone heard about his status on the team? From previous draft classes, 58th picks typically end up in the G-League. A two-way contract seems like the best scenario for him at this point, especially since Jazz has two picks ahead of him in the draft (#50 and #53).


 
westcoast 
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07-15-19 04:31 PM - Post#285916    
    In response to tkapiko

The Jazz posted today that they have signed Oni to a contract, but no details were announced. Most likely, he will spend some time in the G-League, but I think that's about the best he could have expected.

https://www.nba.com/jazz/news/utah-jazz-s ign-miye-...

 
james 
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Age: 44
Reg: 03-18-19
07-15-19 04:37 PM - Post#285917    
    In response to westcoast

Yes oni signs and not a 2 way deal! That’s big. He will spend time in g league I am sure but that’s significant. Will get the minimum which is a nice step up for at least one year.

Seminal moment for Ivy League also

Boola boola.

 
james 
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07-15-19 04:43 PM - Post#285919    
    In response to james

Basically $840k to get better for a year and see if he can cut it.

he bet on himself and he won. can he learn the point (better ball handling) or develop another nba skill on offense? That’s what’ll matter from here

He had the best vision on the jazz in Vegas but as he notes he has to handle it better to get in the lane consistently off the pick and roll.

 
james 
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Age: 44
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07-15-19 08:43 PM - Post#285924    
    In response to james

Actually $898k 1 yr guaranteed 3 yr deal at the minimum it appears.



 
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