Make a decision on Cedi
The Cavs have very few assets when it comes to team building. The future’s been mortgaged to win while the current window is open. It happened for the franchise in 2016, and there’s still time to bring another title back to the Land.
The powers-that-be in Cleveland must decide what to do with Turkish standout Cedi Osman.
His numbers won’t wow you. He averaged 7.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game in Euroleague play, while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 34 percent from three, and 78.7 percent from the line.
But Osman was doing was team asked of him, which is to be a role player.
He’s an “energy” guy in the mold of Tristan Thompson, and that’s important because it plays into one of his strengths, which is playing defense, according to Fear the Sword.
"“…His strongest attribute is his motor. This particularly comes into play defensively, where he was frequently tasked with defending through multiple actions on the perimeter.”"
Hearing that Osman is willing to play defense should be a breath of fresh air. The Cavs don’t need four 3-point shooting wonders coming off the bench. If the Finals have proved anything, it’s that eventually, you’ve got to make stops and hang with the Warriors on the perimeter.
If the Cavs don’t believe Osman can help them enough defensively to win a championship, next year, then the franchise has to use his him as trade bait, and there will be teams interested.