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David 'Dubi' Pick: NBA prospect of Anadolu Cedi Osman is being encouraged to enter upcoming draft, a source said. Twitter @IAmDPick
At 6-foot-7, Osman certainly would be an intriguing point-forward prospect, but it will take time. But he does play for one of the best teams in Europe, he has been well-coached and he has gotten minutes. "I think people over in Europe have a different idea on positioning than we do over here," a veteran scout said. "They think if a guy's big enough and he can bring the ball over and initiate the offense, than he can play the point. And that's not how we think over here. Osman is a pretty good passer, but he plays upright. They don't play a lot of screen and roll over there, and the guard doesn't have to make more point guard decisions. I see him more as a two who is a pretty good passer." NBA.com
FIBA Europe announced the candidates for Young Player of the Year's award. The list: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dario Saric, Cedi Osman, Jusuf Nurkic, Aleksandar Vezenkov, Domantas Sabonis, Dragan Bender, Stefan Peno, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Federico Mussini. Sportando
Is the NBA something you look in the near future? Cedi Osman: I want to play in the NBA early, but first of all I need a good year with Efes. I want to to be some titles – Euroleague, Turkish League, Turkish Cup... Then I want to go to the NBA. But having played against NBA guys Sunday, I can see that I must work a lot, a lot, a lot. I though that I could do something, but you see Rose, Irving or Stephen Curry, I can see that I'm behind them and I have to work a lot. So probably not something for next year? Cedi Osman: I would go to draft this year and we'll see what happens. I can't say nothing now. I have 4+1 contract with Efes. You can't know. HoopsHype
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