March 13, 2011
Olumide Oyedeji - 32 games, 32.0 mpg, 14.7 ppg, 13.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.0 bpg, 2.8 TOpg, 55% FG, 0% 3PT, 62% FT
Long time Chinese veteran Oyedeji doesn't put up the nightly 20/20's that he did a few years ago, but that is more to do with the changes within the league rather any fault of Oyedeji himself. Oyedeji still does what he does - boards, jumps, defends, hustles, finishes easy ones, fouls, drops passes, splits free throws. And he probably has a good few years left of doing this all around Asia.
April 12, 2010
- Olumide Oyedeji
Olumide Oyedeji spent a second year in China, but this year wasn't as spectacular as the last. He did average 14.1 points and 12.6 rebounds in only 32 minutes per game, which is far from slouchy, but it's also only about 60% of what he averaged in 2008-09. OO has not yet gone to Puerto Rico this summer, but, based on past form, it could yet happen.
March 7, 2010
- Olumide Oyedeji: 31.0mpg, 14.3ppg, 12.4rpg, 1.5apg, 3.7fpg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, 55% FG, 0% 3PT, 67% FT
As mentioned in my unnecessary intro, Oyedeji averaged as-near-as-is 20/20 last year; specifically, he averaged 20.3ppg, 19.8rpg, 2.9apg, 2.1spg and 1.8bpg. He then went to Puerto Rico in the summer where those averages dropped to 8/9. Puerto Rico has a CBA kind of thing going on whereby it attracts a whole host of fringe NBA talents, but it's a league that runs in the summertime, so players go there for some extra offseason cash as well. Nonetheless, regardless of the similarities, that steep decline in his numbers is evidence of quite how not very good the standard of the CBA is. Particularly last year. (A breakdown of last year in Puerto Rico can be found here; one of those for this year is forthcoming.)