Cavs: One key goal for Cedi Osman, Alfonzo McKinnie for 2020-21

Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman reacts in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman reacts in-game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Cavaliers big Kevin Love (right) and Cleveland wing Cedi Osman high-five. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Osman’s key 2020-21 goal for Cleveland Cavaliers: Shooting 40.0 percent from downtown

While Osman does have nice secondary playmaking/ball-moving instincts, he’s not likely to have a significant on-ball creation role a ton moving forward.

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Even with that being the case, though, Osman still should be a quality cutter for Cleveland that can get high percentage looks off of movement, too, and more so, have catch-and-shoots from ball-swings.

Next season, because Cedi hit 38.3 percent from three-point range in 2019-20 on a three-point rate of 52.7 percent, it’d be great to see him build on that more, and hit 40.0 percent from deep. That’d be feasibly while playing less minutes, though.

I wouldn’t expect Osman to have nearly 4.9 three-point attempts again in 2020-21, but he has made considerable strides as a perimeter shooting threat, and even if he does shift more to a bench role next season, he could further progress as a floor-spacer.

Heading into his third year as a regular rotation player, that seems reasonable, and on less volume/a more tertiary role, in particular.

Again, though, given his defensive limitations and low ceiling in terms of a starting 3 sense, I wouldn’t expect Osman next season to play the 29.4 minutes per game he played in 2019-20.

So next up in terms of the other rotational piece for Cleveland I wanted to touch on, we’ll highlight McKinnie’s key 2020-21 goal.