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Cedi Osman
Cedi Osman
Position: F-G
Born: 04/08/95
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:216 lbs. / 98 kg.
Salary: $2,907,143
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.
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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.
LeBron was a mentor to Osman. In their texts since camp started, Osman says James “knows I’ve been working hard and he said he’s excited to see what I’m going to do this year.” Osman’s worst night as a pro was April 6, when he shot 2-of-11 and missed some wide-open looks late in a costly two-point loss in Philadelphia. LeBron, who was lockering next to him, gave him a pep talk afterward that Osman still remembers.
Point guard Isaiah Taylor is coming to camp on a non-guaranteed deal. The Cavs have 14 players on guaranteed contracts. They are: F Kevin Love; G Collin Sexton; F Rodney Hood; F/C Larry Nance Jr.; G/F Cedi Osman; G George Hill; G Jordan Clarkson; G JR Smith; C Tristan Thompson; G Kyle Korver; F Channing Frye; F Sam Dekker; C Ante Zizic; G David Nwaba.
The three Cavs who are playing in World Cup qualifiers this week — Tristan Thompson, Cedi Osman, and Ante Zizic — will not be there. Otherwise, most or all of the team’s players under guaranteed contract (there are 11 of them) are expected to attend. …. Two league sources previously told cleveland.com there would not be players’ only workouts ahead of camp. It was not immediately clear when Love — who appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Monday, decided to host the event.
Mike Schmitz: Another big game for Cavs wing Cedi Osman with the Turkish National Team in a come from behind win against Czech Republic. 24 PTS on 16 shots including a few pull-up 3s. He knocked down a couple pull-up triples vs Germany as well. The 23-year-old can be a useful NBA role player.

Three Cavaliers will play for their home countries in 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month, a team source told cleveland.com. Center Tristan Thompson (Canada), forward Cedi Osman (Turkey), and center Ante Zizic (Croatia) are all expected to participate in the second round of the global tournament.
Cedi Osman: “Fans are incredible here, how they support the team, like every night. Same instinct, they’re supporting us every time. If you’re back 10 points, 15 points, we are up 10, 15 points, it doesn’t matter, they’re always there. Especially in those last moments, like last couple minutes of the game. They getting hot and that makes us really good, and that’s what I feel because I like to play in front of the fans and they make me play better.”
There were also coaches from other teams with them, including former Cavaliers assistant Phil Handy who joined the Toronto Raptors this off-season after not having his contract renewed in Cleveland. It was Handy who posted the group photo on his social media. “Work is work,” Handy wrote. “It don’t matter what team we represent, the NBA is family. True professionals all trying to perfect our craft.”
Cedi Osman: Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best. And there are remarkably rare ones, who just bring out the most of everything that even you don’t know that you have. They build you up. They make you feel alive. They make you feel strong. They make you feel indisputable. From the first moment we met, you’ve always been that rare one for me, King. I don’t believe in coincidences. I choose to believe my path crossed with you for a reason. And that reason will be uncovered as I continue to walk through. Please accept my highest gratitude for your support and appreciation for your inspiration. I’m truly blessed to have been surrounded by your charm.

It didn’t take long for Frye’s discovery to spread throughout the team. And the Cavs shared the story far better than they were sharing the basketball on the court during their early-season doldrums. “Everybody was talking about that,” Cavs rookie Cedi Osman said. “Everybody. EVERYBODY. He makes a play and it’s like, ‘Nice job, man … $2.2 billion … that’s great.'”
1 year ago via ESPN
Not everyone seemed concerned with the team aspect, however. Rodney Hood refused to go into the game during the fourth quarter Monday, multiple sources told The Athletic, angering a number of teammates and those within the organization. Hood finally lost his place in the rotation Monday when Lue went with rookie Cedi Osman instead. It was the first time since joining the Cavs that Hood was clearly out of the rotation — and rightfully so. He has been unplayable most of these playoffs. “Rodney, he could be better,” Lue said before Game 4. “He knows that.”
Osman arrived in Cleveland to begin the 2017-2018 season after spending the past four years playing professionally in Turkey. Just 22 years old, Osman was in awe of LeBron after a single game. “The first game against Boston, he had 29, 16 and nine,” Osman recalled, reciting his points, rebounds and assists. “After the game, he was like, ‘I’m not in good shape.’ That was the moment that I was like, ‘Uh…what?’ That was one of the strangest moments. Like, ‘Wow, 29, 16 and nine, and then you’re like I’m not in good shape.'”
Once Cleveland’s new players — George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson, and Larry Nance Jr. — join the Cavs and are activated to play, Osman stays in the rotation but in a reserve role, coach Tyronn Lue said. “I think having him in the game off the bench is good,” Lue said. “And remember, he’s a rookie, but he’s given us great minutes and he’s going to have some ups and downs throughout the course of the season also. Just his energy is infectious and it’s good for us the way he plays. Get us a jolt offensively and defensively.”
James recruited Jamal Crawford last summer to come to Cleveland, but instead they ignored him and signed rookie Cedi Osman. James told the Cavs not to trade Irving regardless of how disgruntled he appeared. Irving was under team control for two more years, and James was adamant he had no leverage. “Bring him to camp,” James told the Cavs. He was confident he could repair whatever damage Irving felt was done to their relationship. But Irving made clear to Gilbert and the Cavaliers he wanted out of Cleveland because he did not want to play another minute with James, one source told The Athletic. Given how close Irving and James were to the ends of their contracts, the Cavs chose to move Irving while they believed he still had peak value.
The third quarter also included a long, arcing outlet pass from rookie Cedi Osman to Kevin Love that Osman will be hearing about for a while. The Cavs mimicked the pass on the bench and during the next timeout. “That was hilarious,” James said. “When I looked back I was like ‘What? No, uh, whoa.’ I looked down and Kev was by himself. Kev was actually standing at the 3-point line. I’m like, ‘Go get the layup.’ That’s a heck of a, I don’t even know what sport that is.”
“He’s been playing professional basketball for a long time, just not in the NBA, but he’s been playing high-level basketball for quite a while and we knew exactly what we got when we drafted him,” James said of Osman. “Took a couple years for him to finally come over, but we’re happy to have him. “Fast learner, sponge and just plays extremely hard. He knows how to play. One thing about the European guys when they come into our league, they know how to play basketball. They know exactly how to play: what to do, when to cut, when to shoot, how to pass. They learn the fundamentals. We definitely got a good one in Cedi.”
Love called Osman over to explain the long process he needed to get ready. Love said Osman was up until about 4 a.m. when he got home. “Two hours and 15 minutes,” Osman said when Love asked him how long the makeup took. “And how long to take off?” Love asked. “1:45,” Osman said. With that, Love sent the rookie from Turkey, whom he called “Cedi Krueger,” back to the court.
Love said that even before the team meeting, the Cavs started the week off right at James’ annual Halloween party. James dressed like Pennywise the clown from “It;” Love was WWE wrestler Sting, complete with red face paint; Thomas was Eazy-E from N.W.A.; Kyle Korver was Willy Wonka (the Johnny Depp version); Tristan Thompson was Khal Drogo from “Game of Thrones”; Dwyane Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, dressed up as Milli Vanilli; JR Smith was a Conehead; Channing Frye was Blankman; Jae Crowder was Prince Akeem from “Coming to America”; and rookie Cedi Osman wore a Freddy Krueger costume so intricate that it took him two hours to put it on and two hours to take it off. “I think it was good for us,” Love said. “I think it definitely lightened the mood and it was definitely a get-to-know-you moment with a lot of guys. … I think in some odd way it will definitely help us.”
2 years ago via ESPN
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For Osman, Wednesday was a dream come true, getting his first real taste of the NBA after abandoning everything he knew, everything that was comfortable for this this shot. “It was the first NBA game for me. Of course, it was really difficult on the court,” Osman said after the Cavs’ 109-93 loss against the Atlanta Hawks. “Playing together with (Jose) Calderon, Jeff Green, D-Rose and those players and I was really excited. Yes, we lost. But this was the first game and for me this was a big experience.”