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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

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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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