Cavs’ birthday tweet involving Cedi Osman highlights why he’s so likable

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love (left) and Cleveland wing Cedi Osman talk in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love (left) and Cleveland wing Cedi Osman talk in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

While I know he has his flaws on the floor, Cedi Osman is quite a character, and a recent birthday tweet by the Cleveland Cavaliers involving Osman highlights why he’s such a likable player.

I’ll be the first to admit that I was wrong about believing going into this season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, that Cedi Osman should continue on as the Wine and Gold’s starting wing in coming years.

It was good that the Cavs have allowed Osman to take the reigns at the 3 with the team in player development mode, though, and while Osman should be a bench player starting next season moving forward in large part because of his lack of lateral quickness in defending starting wings, I still see him as a nice bench piece.

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On the year, Osman has still been a pretty solid catch-and-shoot player, cutter and has moved the ball fairly well, too. He’s had 11.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, and has hit 38.3 percent of his three-point attempts, as noted by Basketball Reference.

That’s including a respectable 36.8 percent on pull-up triples on a frequency of 11.2 percent, according to’s shot tracking data.

Anyway, though Osman again, has his flaws and Cleveland could use an upgrade in coming years at the starting 3 spot, Cedi is at least always a player that’s going to give max effort on each and every possession, and that’s a positive.

That, along with his boyish enthusiasm on and off the floor are seemingly the reasons why Osman is such a likable player, and it’s almost as if he has a cult-like following among some Cavs fans, really.

Furthermore, a recent tweet by the Cleveland Cavaliers wishing Osman, who turned 25 on Wednesday, a happy birthday, highlights again why Osman’s such a likable player.

You can clearly see that nobody has more fun out there on the floor with his teammates than Osman, and I can always appreciate that, even with the Cavs in the early stages of a full-rebuild.

Cedi always has that trademark smile constantly on display, and that sort of stuff matters, and it plays into the energy Osman often gives the club, especially after his run-outs leading to passes to Collin Sexton, Kevin Porter Jr. or Larry Nance Jr., or when Osman’s on the finishing end of Kevin Love outlet passes.

Granted, Cedi is definitely a player that has his ups and downs, and has some rough shooting nights, but he seems like the type of teammate that going forward, would still be more than fine with being a seventh man, for example, for the betterment of the team.

In that role, Osman I’d imagine would be much more effective for Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff and company.

Again, either way, though, with Osman’s hustling style/effort level, passing feel and his enthusiasm, along with his easygoing personality, he is such a likable dude from my perspective, as that Cavs’ birthday tweet on Wednesday involving him highlights.

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Enjoy your day, Cedi, and as goes for everyone, stay safe!