Osman inks three-year deal with Cavaliers

Cedi Osman, shown playing for the Turkish national team, is emerging as a high-energy player off the bench for the Cavaliers.

Draft-and-stash swingman Cedi Osman has signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told Amico Hoops on Wednesday.

Osman, 22, was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (No. 31) of the 2015 draft, then immediately traded to the Cavaliers. His deal with the team is said to be worth $8.3 million.

Osman is 6-foot-8 and last played with Anadolu Efes of Turkey. He has also played with the Turkish senior national team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the 20o15 EuroBasket, and the 2016 World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

He met with the Cavs in Las Vegas last week, but has returned to Istanbul to get ready for this year’s EuroBasket, according to Eur0Hoops.net.

The Cavs will pay Andalo Efes around $800,000 to buy out Osman’s contract.

They remain active in trade talks, with Osman’s name among those that have made the rounds.

EuroHoops.net first broke the news of Osman’s signing.

2 Comments on "Osman inks three-year deal with Cavaliers"

  1. Thanks for the info, Sam. Do you know how much of this year’s mid-level exception this signing accounts for?

  2. Is this just a move to trade him or are the cavs actually interested in using him as a back up?

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