The Cleveland Cavaliers have had talks with the Utah Jazz about Cedi Osman.
Cedi Osman is a great young player, who has incredible upside and a variable talent pool. He can shoot, drive to the basket, pass, dribble and rebound. He works best as a team’s point-forward, so a team like Utah would be the perfect landing spot for him, with or without Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell isn’t the guy you want to have the ball in his hands as you come up the court and Osman could help the Jazz mold a new identity.
Losing Osman would upset the Cavs fanbase, as he’s earned their support but the team is so loaded, so deep, and nearing the luxury tax that moving Osman makes sense.
According to Sam Amico, the Cavs have made Osman available and the Jazz has responded that they’re interested.
"Along with taking some calls on [Collin] Sexton, the Cavs have been making Cedi Osman available throughout the offseason. Utah is among those interested, sources said."
If a trade were to happen, who could the Cavaliers fanbase get back from Osman?
Three names the Cavs could land with a Cedi Osman trade
If you’re not putting Osman into a package alongside Caris LeVert and Collin Sexton for Donovan Mitchell, the only trade item that makes sense is Bojan Bogdanovic. Still, to get Bogdanovic, you’d need to give up someone else besides Osman. One Trade Machine-approved idea is Osman, Isaac Okoro, and Dylan Windler for Bogdanovic. That works for me, clears up the logjam, and gets you a shooter you can rely on.
Of all the names that the Cavs could use, Rudy Gay is the only one that can be had for just Cedi Osman, but if that’s the case why even bother? Gay is old, slow, and a bad defender.
Jordan Clarkson can e had for Osman and Okoro/Windler. Clarkson isn’t the same three-point shooter that Bogdanovic is, but he can provide instant offense off the bench, especially if you do move on from Sexton at some point.