Osman with the Cavaliers in 2019
|No. 16 – Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Born||April 8, 1995|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|NBA draft||2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Osman was born in the Republic of Macedonia to an ethnic Turkish father and a Bosniak mother (from Novi Pazar, Serbia). He has an older brother, Caner, who is also a basketball player. He started playing basketball with KK Bosna's youth teams in 2001. In 2007, he moved to Anadolu Efes' junior teams after his outstanding performance at KK Bosna. Due to his paternal Turkish background, he became a Turkish citizen, as per Turkey's right-of-return laws. He has also represented the Turkish national basketball team since then.
Osman signed a youth team contract with Anadolu Efes in 2007. He played for the junior, star, and youth teams of Efes. He was loaned for the 2011–12 season to the Turkish 2nd-tier level TB2L team, Pertevniyal, which was at the time the farm team of Efes. In the summer of 2012, Osman signed a professional contract with the senior team of Anadolu Efes.
On June 25, 2015, Osman was selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, by the Minnesota Timberwolves. His draft rights, along with those of Rakeem Christmas and a future draft pick, were then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, in exchange for the draft rights to Tyus Jones that same night.
On July 18, 2017, Osman signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On February 9, 2018, Osman played 38 minutes in a 123-107 Cavaliers victory over the Atlanta Hawks. He contributed 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting while notching 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. The Cavaliers made it to the 2018 NBA Finals, but lost 4-0 to the Golden State Warriors.
On January 25, 2019, in a 100-94 loss to the Miami Heat, Osman scored a career-high 29 points. Four days later, Osman was named a participant for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge as a member of the World Team after a stretch of notable career games.
Turkish junior national team
Osman was a member of the junior national teams of Turkey. He played at the following tournaments with Turkey's junior national teams: the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Tournament, where he won a bronze medal and was named the Most Talented Player, the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, and at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he also won a gold medal, and was named to the All-Tournament Team and selected as the MVP.
Turkish senior national team
After playing with the junior national teams of Turkey, Osman became a member of the senior men's Turkish national basketball team. With Turkey's senior national team, he has played at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, EuroBasket 2015, and the 2016 Manila FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
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Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
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- "Čedi Osman: Duda Ivković? Velika sreća za mene, kakvu u celom životu možda više neću imati". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 4 February 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
- Özcan, Dilay (September 29, 2014). "Cedi Osman Nam-ı Diğer "Jedi Knight" !" (in Turkish). gazetebilkent.com. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Draft Rights to Cedi Osman and Rakeem Christmas from Minnesota". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Cavaliers Sign Cedi Osman". NBA. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- Cedi OSMAN (TUR).
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