Cleveland Cavaliers: What we learned in LeBron James’s homecoming

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Cedi Osman may have found his shot again.

Osman has struggled since starting off hot the first week of the season. He has had a tough time establishing a rhythm on the offensive end and has been reportedly battling an injured back for the beginning portion of the season. As a result, he came into the game shooting just 25.0 percent from three since October 27th, per

Osman looked much more like the player the Cavaliers were hoping he would be this season, and appeared to show in the outset of the season, as he knocked down five of his seven shots from long range, including a clutch three over LeBron in the closing minute of the game that kept the Cavs in the thick of things.

Osman’s success in the NBA is tied very closely to how good of a shooter he can be. He’s shown the ability to finish at the rim in transition, but he doesn’t quite have the handles or the first step speed to get by defenders and finish in the halfcourt. Therefore, his primary threat in the halfcourt is as a shooter.

Even though he’s struggled at times this season, Cedi has shown that he can be a good shooter. His three point shooting last season, over the summer for the Turkish national team, and his brief time in Summer League all suggest that he can be a high energy three and D guy who can attack in transition and set up teammates.

Games like this show just how good he can be when he’s confident with his shot.