Cavs: Cedi Osman’s role is marginalized with playmaking reinforcements

Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman looks to make a play. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman looks to make a play. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman shoots on the interior. (Photo by Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports) /

The minutes reduction has already been there for Osman, whose role seems uncertain moving forward

Osman played in 20 minutes in the Cavs’ loss last week against the Philadelphia 76ers, but only in 10 minutes in that loss at the Miami Heat on Saturday, and didn’t play in the Cavaliers’ W at the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Nor did he play in Thursday’s win over OKC.

He also had two DNPs last week prior to that in a last-second L at the Sacramento Kings on March 27 and didn’t get any run in a blowout L at the Utah Jazz following that.

And looking onward, as KJG’s Mack Perry expressed, it’s tough to foresee exactly how Osman could potentially fit in with the Cavaliers following this season. The Cavs could seemingly look to add another wing in the 2021 NBA Draft, too.

Furthermore, Osman, though Prince was as well, was previously a player mentioned in trade rumors near the prior March 25 deadline.

Moreover, if the shooting doesn’t come more for Cedi when the burn comes for him the rest of this season, it’d seem increasingly likely that he could potentially be moved this upcoming offseason via trade if the Cavaliers could find a way to include him in a package.

We’ll have to see, though, and Osman is still signed through the next two seasons, with the 2023-24 campaign set to be non-guaranteed. Maybe a buyout scenario could happen down the road, albeit it’s difficult to say currently.

Next. Prince might be getting his rhythm back. dark

Perhaps he can turn things around, but I have my reservations.