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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: $8,133,334
Inside each player’s locker is a card with three bullet points on it — a way to clearly define roles. Osman knows his. He’s embraced it. He’s thriving in it. “His role is to be a spark off the bench,” J.B. Bickerstaff told following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 120-115 loss against the Phoenix Suns. “Take and make open shots and facilitate when the defense dictates it. We’ve tried our best to simplify his role. He’s bought into the team and he’s trying to do what’s best for the group. He’s become a star in his role.”
On the season, Osman is shooting career-highs from the field (48.5%) and beyond the arc (43.6%). He’s got the team’s best long-range percentage. This version of Osman, a guy playing within himself at both ends, has staying power — even when Stevens returns from his nagging ankle sprain and Mobley comes back from an elbow injury, shifting Lauri Markkanen back to small forward. Osman’s meant too much to Cleveland’s early-season success to be bumped from the rotation now. “With the scoring we’ve lost because of injuries, he has picked up a lot of the slack,” Bickerstaff said. “When our second unit is in, we don’t take a step back. He has been a two-way player for us. He’s taken the challenge on the defensive end too. Cedi has been playing great basketball. He’s been exceeding his role.”