Cleveland Cavaliers

Fantasy Blurbs

  • Cedi Osman - F/G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Turkey’s Cedi Osman scored 18 points (two 3s) and added six boards, two assists and three steals in Friday’s 79-69 win over Montenegro in the FIBA World Qualifiers tournament.

    Osman has been impressive all summer and with LeBron now in L.A., Cedi will be more involved in Cleveland’s rotation and has a chance to start and put up numbers. He’s shaping up to be a nice late-round flier in standard leagues. Teammate and Milwaukee Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 17 points while the Sixers’ Furkan Korkmaz chipped in 13 points.


  • Kobi Simmons - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kobi Simmons is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Cvas.

    Simmons appeared in 32 games last season for the Grizzlies, but was recently released by the team. It is hard to imagine Simmons getting any run playing behind Collin Sexton, George Hill and Jordan Clarkson.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Cedi Osman - F/G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Joe Vardon, of, said Wednesday that Cedi Osman "will surely be a rotation player with a chance to start."

    Osman is having an impressive off season that started with Summer League and has continued with the Turkish National team. Osman was known as an energy player last season but flashed some skills on the ball this summer that could turn into production if he gets the chance. He's a late-round flier that could get a small bump if the Cavaliers trade some wing depth.

    Source: Joe Vardon on

  • Cedi Osman - F/G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman continued to build on his preseason hype in the warm-up tournament to the World Cup Qualifiers by scoring 24 points in an 89-80 comeback victory against the Czech Republic.

    Osman hit two triples to go with the 24 points in the tune-up game. He'll have more opportunities to impress the Cavs, starting with Turkey's matchup with Montenegro on Friday when the game actually matters.


  • Rodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavaliers and Rodney Hood have agreed to a 1-year, $3.4 million deal.

    Hood averaged 10.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in his time with the Cavs last year. He flashed productiveness in the playoffs for the Cavs but wasn't great. However, with LeBron in LaLa Land now Cleveland has plenty of shots up for grabs. If Hood manages to earn a couple of those he could be a sneaky good mid to late round pick.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • David Nwaba - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have officially signed David Nwaba to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

    The two sides agreed to a contract back at the beginning of August but have just now finalized the terms. It's a great low-risk gamble for the Cavs, as Nwaba has played pretty well at both of his previous stops in the league before being surprisingly let go. On a team with few threatening wing players, Nwaba could play his way into big minutes and fantasy relevance.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • JR Smith - G/F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Former Cavaliers' general manager David Griffin said JR Smith hasn't stayed in shape after signing for a guaranteed $45.15 million over three years, stating "I think the fact that he got guaranteed money moving forward really made it so he was less likely to keep himself in shape than when he was going year-to-year."

    His fantasy performance bears this out: when playing year-to-year in 2014-15 and 2015-16, Smith finished in the top-75 and top-95 in 9-cat. Since signing his deal in the summer of 2016 JR, has finished the last two seasons in the top-180 and top-225. He's getting older and Cleveland has a lot less to play for this season so barring an unexpected turnaround, Smith should once again finish outside of standard league consideration.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Tristan Thompson - C/F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson and Kelly Olynyk are among the six NBA players on the Canadian training camp roster for next week's FIBA World Cup qualifying games.

    The two are joined by Khem Birch and Justin Jackson from the Magic, Dillon Brooks from the Grizzlies and Cory Joseph from the Pacers, while Andrew Wiggins will not participate, as expected. Canada faces Brazil, Chile and Venezuela in three home-and-away series and all players should be back on time when NBA training camps open.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Cedi Osman - F/G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman (Turkey), Tristan Thompson (Canada) and Ante Zizic (Croatia) will all play in the FIBA 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

    Osman could be a big winner from LeBron James leaving, as the Cavs are going to have a ton of work up for grabs on the wing. He averaged 20 points a night in Summer League and drew some starts last season so we'd expect him to be firmly in the mix for the starting small forward gig. Thompson and Zizic will be battling for center minutes and should take up all the playing time left behind by Kevin Love.