Cedi Osman

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Cedi Osman
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets (32170559427).jpg
Osman with the Cavaliers in 2019
No. 16 – Cleveland Cavaliers
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1995-04-08) April 8, 1995 (age 25)
Ohrid, Macedonia
NationalityTurkish
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2017Anadolu Efes
2011–2013Pertevniyal
2017–presentCleveland Cavaliers
2017Canton Charge
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Cedi Osman (born April 8, 1995) is a Turkish professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the small forward position.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Osman was born in the Republic of Macedonia to an ethnic Turkish father and a Bosniak mother (from Novi Pazar, Serbia).[1][2] He has an older brother, Caner, who is also a basketball player.[3] 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 with Efes in 2014

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 team of Anadolu Efes.

NBA[edit]

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] 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.[6]

National team[edit]

Turkish junior national team[edit]

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[edit]

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.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Osman defended by Jeremy Lamb in April 2019
Legend
  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.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Cleveland 61 12 11.0 .484 .368 .565 2.0 .7 .4 .0 3.9
2018–19 Cleveland 76 75 32.2 .427 .348 .779 4.7 2.6 .8 .1 13.0
2019–20 Cleveland 65 65 29.4 .437 .383 .670 3.6 2.4 .8 .2 11.0
Career 202 152 24.9 .437 .364 .717 3.5 1.9 .7 .1 9.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Cleveland 14 0 4.4 .333 .143 .250 .5 .2 .2 .0 1.0
Career 14 0 4.4 .333 .143 .250 .5 .2 .2 .0 1.0

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Anadolu Efes 13 0 11.6 .436 .524 .400 1.7 .9 .5 .1 3.8 3.5
2014–15 Anadolu Efes 27 7 19.3 .397 .303 .667 3.7 1.1 .7 .3 6.7 6.7
2015–16 Anadolu Efes 23 12 20.0 .441 .380 .763 3.1 .7 .9 .1 7.9 8.1
2016–17 Anadolu Efes 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

References[edit]

  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. ^ https://www.nba.com/article/2019/01/29/2019-mtn-dew-ice-rising-stars-roster-official-release
  7. ^ Cedi OSMAN (TUR).

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