When you get invited to practice with LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kawhil Leonrd, how do you not make the Cavs’ Mount Rushmore?
Osman should start as the man who replaces LeBron James, unless Lue goes crazy and think Rodney Hood is a better option at small forward.
Osman’s play can be infectious, as he only knows how to go all-out, giving 110 percent. Yes, that’s cliche, but it’s the truth. Osman’s hustle stuck out when he finally got some playing time last winter, as other players just seemed to be going through the mid-season motions.
AND, the the Turkish import has talent. He shot around 37 percent from 3-point territory last season, which is decent. He only played an average of 11 minutes per game.
With James gone, Osman might flourish and the Cavs need to find out how far he’s come since last season.
He needs to be on the court with Love, Sexton and Nance, because this quartet is the core the immediate future of the franchise will be built on.