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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 12:14 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 12:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mike Porter 
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07-08-19 11:31 PM - 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 09:08 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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07-14-19 05:49 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 03:31 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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07-15-19 03:37 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 03:43 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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07-15-19 07:43 PM - Post#285924    
    In response to james

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



 
PennFan10 
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09-12-19 03:55 PM - Post#287627    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

Article on Oni from late August:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bendowsett/2019 /08/21...



 
westcoast 
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11-12-19 03:59 AM - Post#290655    
    In response to PennFan10

Miye Oni made his NBA debut last night in Utah's 122-108 win over Golden State. He played 2 minutes but did not record any stats.



 
palestra38 
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11-12-19 12:08 PM - Post#290685    
    In response to westcoast

First Yalie to hit the NBA hardwood since Chris Dudley, right?

 
rbg 
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Oni to Enter NBA Draft
11-12-19 01:11 PM - Post#290688    
    In response to palestra38

You are correct.

On the management side, Joseph Tsai (undergrad '86 & Law '90) owns the Brooklyn Nets, Long Island Nets and the NY Liberty. Lisa Brummel (undergrad '81) and Virginia Gilder (undergrad '79) own the Seattle Storm.

Edited by rbg on 11-12-19 01:11 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Oni to Enter NBA Draft
11-12-19 02:00 PM - Post#290690    
    In response to rbg

Tsai apparently is no more stable as a manager than was the Russian oligarch he replaced with the Nets

https://nypost.com/2019/11/12/david-levy -shockingl...

 
rbg 
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11-12-19 02:22 PM - Post#290691    
    In response to palestra38

That's tough. Imagine how long it would have taken for Tsai to fire Levy if he wasn't considered a friend.

I guess he could always move across town since the NYK may have some upper level job openings in the near future.

 
welcometothejungle 
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08-07-20 12:13 PM - Post#311217    
    In response to rbg

https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/12917 796265244...

With 4 Jazz starters out with injury today, Miye Oni will make his first career NBA start against the Spurs in the NBA bubble

 
welcometothejungle 
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08-07-20 05:11 PM - Post#311235    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Oni more than held his own scoring 14 points and grabbing 7 rebounds (3 on offense) in 30 minutes of action today in Utah's 8 point loss to the Spurs. He spent a bit of the 4th quarter guarding Demar Derozan and did a pretty solid job on him

 
welcometothejungle 
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Oni to Enter NBA Draft
08-08-20 03:06 PM - Post#311291    
    In response to welcometothejungle

All of the Jazz starters are back today for their game against the Nuggets, but Oni is still getting some bench minutes today as the 4th guy off the bench for Utah

Seems like early reviews are positive for him:

https://twitter.com/Tjonesonthenba/status /12921882...

https://twitter.com/andyblarsen/status/12 921862199...

 
Bryan 
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05-24-21 07:58 AM - Post#324162    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Oni played 10 minutes for the Jazz yesterday in their playoff opening loss to the Grizzlies. He didn't score but was +5.He played slightly more than 500 minutes in their regular season games.

 
welcometothejungle 
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07-06-21 03:03 PM - Post#325162    
    In response to Bryan

https://twitter.com/NigeriaBasket/status/ 141249366...

Miye Oni was named to Nigeria's 15 man Olympic team roster. Nigeria is in Group B along with Italy, Australia, and Germany (who has Columbia alum Maodo Lo on the roster as well)

 
welcometothejungle 
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Oni to Enter NBA Draft
07-10-21 10:16 PM - Post#325265    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Oni played 11 minutes and hit 2 threes (2/4 for the game) in Nigeria's huge upset win over Team USA in their exhibition tonight. He hit both of this 3s in the 4th quarter as Nigeria shot 20/42 from deep for the game en route to the upset.

Nigeria brought 16 players to the exhibition, but will need to cut their roster to 12 in time for the Olympics. Very fun team that plays fast and shoots well from deep, and the NBC commentators mentioned they are a team that could make some noise in Tokyo

 
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