Cleveland Cavaliers: 2 goals for Cedi Osman for 2021-22

Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman shoots the ball. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman shoots the ball. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images) /
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Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman handles the ball. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Last season was not one that was stellar for Cleveland Cavaliers wing Cedi Osman. He was shifted to mostly a bench role, which did play into it, but Osman had a rough season as a shooter, for the most part.

He had a career-low effective field goal percentage of 45.8 percent, and knocked in only 30.6 percent of his three-point attempts. Again, the move to mostly a bench role did have some to do with it, albeit he still had his share of playing time.

And a season following Osman hitting what has been his career-best from deep at 38.3 percent, that was disappointing.

Osman did have his rough patches in a general sense, as Cavaliers fans are well aware of, and really in the past two seasons, there’s been ebs and flows.

In 2020-21, he did have a decent 10.4 points in 25.6 minutes per outing, but again, the inefficiency was an issue from a shooting standpoint. That’s just being objective.

On the plus side, Osman did a nice job as a secondary playmaker, and at times, a de facto lead playmaker even. On the year, he had 2.9 assists per outing and along with that, had career-bests with 4.1 assists per-36 minutes and in assist rate at 17.3 percent.

With next season in mind, I could foresee Osman again aiding Cleveland in the passing realm too, and his vision/feel in that area is clearly a strength of his game.

Nonetheless, he does need to be more reliable for the Cavaliers in his playing time overall, and that’s crucial for his outlook for next season/perhaps onward.

So what are two goals for Osman for the Cavs for 2021-22, then?

We’ll take a look at those closer here, beginning with #1.