Cedi Osman

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Cedi Osman
Cedi Osman.JPG
Osman with Anadolu Efes
No. 16 – Canton Charge
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1995-04-08) April 8, 1995 (age 22)
Ohrid, Macedonia
Nationality Turkish / Macedonian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2011–2017 Anadolu Efes
2011–2013 Pertevniyal
2017–present Cleveland Cavaliers
2017–present Canton Charge
Career highlights and awards

Cedi Osman (born April 8, 1995) is a Turkish professional basketball player for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League, on assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He mainly plays the small forward position, but he also has the ability to play as a shooting guard if needed.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Osman was born in Republic of Macedonia to an ethnic Turkish father and a Bosniak mother (from Novi Pazar, Serbia).[1][2] He has an older brother, Dzaner, who is also a basketball player.[3] He started playing basketball with KK Bosna's youth teams in 2001. He moved to the Anadolu Efes' junior teams after his outstanding success with KK Bosna youth teams in 2007. Due to his paternal Turkish background, he was immediately naturalized as a Turkish citizen, due to Turkey's right-of-return laws, and he has since represented the Turkish national basketball team.

Anadolu Efes[edit]

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 club 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.[4]

On July 18, 2017, Osman signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[5]

National team[edit]

Turkish junior national team[edit]

Osman was a member of the junior national teams of Turkey. With Turkey's junior national teams, he played at the following tournaments: 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[edit]

After playing with the junior national teams of Turkey, Osman has been 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, the EuroBasket 2015, and the 2016 Manila FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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.


2013–14 Anadolu Efes 13 0 11.6 .436 .524 .400 1.7 .9 .5 .1 3.8 3.5
2014–15 27 7 19.3 .397 .303 .667 3.7 1.1 .7 .3 6.7 6.7
2015–16 23 12 20.0 .441 .380 .763 3.1 .7 .9 .1 7.9 8.1
2016–17 35 34 18.6 .409 .340 .787 2.8 .8 .6 .1 7.1 6.3
Career 98 53 18.2 .416 .356 .710 2.9 .9 .7 .1 6.7 6.5


  1. ^ ""Zašto ne pričamo na srpskom?!"". mondo.rs (in Serbian). 9 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Özcan, Dilay (September 29, 2014). "Cedi Osman Nam-ı Diğer "Jedi Knight" !" (in Turkish). gazetebilkent.com. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Draft Rights to Cedi Osman and Rakeem Christmas from Minnesota". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Cedi Osman". NBA. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ Cedi OSMAN (TUR).

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