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Cedi Osman
Cedi Osman
Position: F-G
Born: 04/08/95
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $2,907,143
“What hurts me the most is other Turkish players in the league. We have Ersan Ilyasova, we have Cedi Osman in Cleveland, we have Furkan Korkmaz in Philly. Whenever we go against they don’t say a word,” Kanter said to Bill Simmon’s podcast. “I actually try to talk to them. I’m like ‘Hey dude, what’s up? How are you doing?’ No answer. Because they might be scared of the Turkish government that if they see a picture or video us talking, they might be in trouble, whatever. I try to cover my mouth with my jersey and try to talk to them. They turn their face the other way.”
The feedback Altman received was positive. All players — eight or nine — who stayed in the market during the stoppage said they were eager to participate. “They were all pretty excited about it,” a source said. Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic were among those inside Cleveland Clinic Courts, sources said.
The four-year contract extension Osman agreed to Thursday night makes his future clear. He gets to stay in Cleveland. “I really feel like I’m home,” Osman said following shootaround Saturday morning. “I just really wanted to stay where I belong. I love being here, I love the organization. I’m just happy here, with the coaches, with the organization, with my teammates, we have a great brotherhood in here. It’s a great opportunity for myself to grow and to learn during those extra four years I’m going to have here. I’m just really happy that I’m going to be here for the long term.”
“Coming to a team that was expected to go to The Finals and potentially win a championship, you start out with that, you’re a little bit timid, a little bit reluctant, you don’t see much time. But he was able to be around LeBron (James) and be around a team that could teach him a lot early on. That was very positive for him,” Love said, when asked about Osman’s growth. “He’s a much more confident player and confident person now. I’m happy for him. I’m happy he’s here. He’s great to be around, he’s infectious, he loves playing the game and he plays the game the right way.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers and forward Cedi Osman have agreed to a new multi-year contract extension, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “Cedi epitomizes everything it means to be a Cavalier and we’re excited to sign him to this extension,” said Altman. “His work ethic and commitment to this organization and community are qualities we admire in a player. Cedi has also demonstrated daily his desire to expand his overall skill-set and we look forward to seeing his continued growth and development.”
Storyline: Cedi Osman Extension
When he’s at home in Cleveland, he’s big on Netflix, and he finds himself watching a lot of documentaries. But while others gravitate toward true crime, or stuff on politics or food, Cedi looks a bit more skyward. “Mostly I like ones about aliens,” Osman says, “kind of like because I believe in them.” As for if the alien belief has spread to the rest of the Cavs, Ante is unconvinced. “No, no, I’m not interested in any kind of aliens, nothing similar,” Zizic says. “Cedi, he’s spending too much time on Netflix. Aliens, and a bunch of all that. No, but that’s not for me.”
Since signing Love to that massive four-year extension, the Cavs’ plan centered on Sexton, Love, the unknown 2019 draft pick, Cedi Osman and Larry Nance Jr. Nothing has changed. Yet. They would need to be overwhelmed by an offer, getting a package that helps in both the short and long term. The No. 4 pick, hypothetically, would be a fine start. Only the Cavs would ask for more. Will a team be desperate enough to get Cleveland to change its stance? Given Love’s injury history, age and contract, it’s hard to see that happening.
While Love hasn’t committed to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, wanting to give it more thought following a difficult season, Osman will be one of the leaders for the Turkish National Team. Both Turkey and the United States were placed into Group E, along with the Czech Republic and Japan, for the 32-team tournament that starts on Aug. 31. “It’s great. I’m really excited about it,” Osman told cleveland.com about playing Team USA early in the group stage.
According to Osman, there are high hopes this year for Turkey, which also rosters NBA players Ersan Ilyasova and Furkan Korkmaz. Former Cavalier Semih Erden and Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Scottie Wilbekin are also expected to play, rounding out the squad’s top five. “I feel like we can go further (than in the past),” said Osman, who helped Turkey advance to the quarterfinals before losing to Lithuania in 2014. “I feel we can go top 8. If we finish second in group we are going to play against probably Greece or Brazil in the next round. It will be really tough and we will see. We will try to do something big and it won’t be easy. It’s pretty exciting.”
“He has been scoring the basketball, but I think he’s been doing a really good job of deciphering when to score and when to pass,” Drew said recently. “That was something that coming into this thing with him that we knew we would have to teach him, and show him, and continue to harp on. But what I’m seeing, he’s kind of picking and choosing his spots. Which is what point guards do.” Sexton said he will watch the Rising Stars game. He wants to support teammate Osman and Sexton is friends with a number of participants.
Storyline: All-Star Contests
Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Cedi Osman will miss Tuesday’s game against the Boston Celtics because of a sprained ankle that is not expected to keep him out for a significant period of time. Osman suffered the injury in the first half of Saturday’s loss against the Dallas Mavericks when he landed awkwardly on Dwight Powell’s foot. Osman was able to walk out of the arena under his own power and told cleveland.com he was feeling “OK” immediately after the game.
Storyline: Cedi Osman Injury
This was fun. Hill had a bag of bear jerky (BEAR, not beef) in the locker room before the game. I tried a piece. Tasted like chicken (no, it didn’t, and my hands smelled until I could wash them). Hill said the jerky was made out of a black bear he shot with a rifle in New Mexico over the summer. Larry Nance tried some. Lue and Osman refused. “You were trying to find out what’s in it because of all your religion rules,” Hill said to Osman, who is a Muslim. “I get that, but ain’t none of your religious stuff in this.” Hill wouldn’t say which parts of the bear were actually in the jerky.