Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cavaliers sign Cedi Osman

The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to attempt to improve the bench for the upcoming season by signing the only player that could bring some youth to the team with the signing of 22 year old Turkish forward Cedi Osman to a three year contract.
The deal will be worth 8.3 million to Osman over the span of the deal.
The Cavaliers will be using some of the their five million salary cap exception to pay the Osman contract and will pay 800,000 dollars to buy out his contract in Turkey.

Osman was a  2015 draft pick of the Cavaliers that was allowed to polish his skills at home in Turkey in effort to prepare him against older players before bringing him to the NBA.
The 6'8 Osman averaged a little over seven points a game and the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports one scout comparing him to Trevor Ariza,which would mean Osman can shoot the three (34 percent in Turkey) and play shooting guard as well as small forward.
Osman is noted as an athletic defender and I would imagine should be a help on defense,but also should be an effective player in transition.

Osman also has been rumored to be a potential piece in any possible trade for Carmelo Anthony with the Knicks as well as any other possible trade.
Osman is just about the only marketable young player (other than the obvious exception of Kyrie Irving) that the Cavaliers have to possibly tempt other teams in trade talks,so there is the value of Osman and I would not rule out the chance that Cedi Osman may never play a game in Cleveland..

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