Dio's tour of the league pulls off in the Central Division, where some young players could be looking at additional opportunities for teams that are looking to take a step forward.
October 13, 2019, 6:49 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman played 24 minutes and shot just 1-for-10 in Sunday's preseason blowout, scoring two points with five rebounds and a steal.
It must've felt like last season for Cedi, who went into battle with most of Cleveland's regulars on the sidelines. There's nothing to glean from this game but Osman has top-120 upside for as long as he isn't forced into a primary scoring role that just doesn't suit him.
October 7, 2019, 9:09 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman tallied five steals in addition to 12 points, three rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer and one block in 21 minutes in a win on Monday night.
It wasn't an NBA opponent, but for Osman, who averaged 0.8 steals in 32.2 minutes per game last season, that's a great start. Osman is just 24 and could have another gear for his third season. He's worth a shot late in drafts for those needing wings.
September 9, 2019, 8:09 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman dropped 32 points, adding six rebounds, four assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes during Turkey's close loss to New Zealand on Monday.
Osman has had a great World Cup. He shot 12-for-21 from the field including 5-for-12 from deep in this one, and he sank all three of his free throws. A fantasy manager can hope that this brings confidence to the 24-year-old as the Cavs training camp starts up. Osman should be a late-round pick with plenty of upside.
September 7, 2019, 1:00 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman paced Turkey with 19 points in Saturday's win over Montenegro.
Osman rounded out his line with four rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer while shooting 8-of-15, though he went 7-of-9 from inside the arc and only 1-of-6 from beyond. He's going to take on more of a featured role for the rebuilding Cavs this season and is worth a look as a late-round fantasy option.
September 5, 2019, 12:46 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman scored a game-high 24 points with three treys, three assists, three rebounds and a steal in Thursday's loss against the Czech Republic.
Osman narrowly scored one-third of his team's total points by himself as he was cooking all night. Unfortunately for Turkey, this loss eliminates them from the tournament.
September 3, 2019, 11:49 amCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman shot just 4-of-15 from the floor and 1-of-7 from behind the arc, on his way to 15 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks against US on Tuesday.
Furkman Korkmaz added 16 points and Scott Wilbekin added another 12 as Turkey came close to upsetting Team USA. Osman played 37 minutes and looked tired at the end of the game missing a couple free throws that would have sealed the game for Turkey. Next is now Czech Republic for the Turks who have to win in order to continue playing in the tournament.
April 9, 2019, 10:05 pmCedi OsmanF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman finished off the 2018-19 season with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting to go along with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.
Osman was crazy inconsistent this season, but even still, he finished as a decent late-round player in standard leagues. He was 157/166 in 8/9-cat formats and playing in 76 games boosted him up to 127/133 in total value. He looks to be a piece the Cavs want to keep for the long term, which should secure some value for next season.
April 5, 2019, 12:09 amCedi OsmanF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman bounced back on Thursday against the Kings with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.
The Cavs don't have many weapons on offense, so even when Osman is terrible, he's always got another chance to make up for it. He's worth starting if you need points and triples, but for every great shooting night there's a couple awful ones.
April 2, 2019, 12:23 amCedi OsmanF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman laid an egg vs. the Suns on Monday with three points on 1-of-12 shooting to go with three assists and a steal.
He went 0-for-6 from deep and the shooting was absolutely brutal tonight. He'll be better in the next one, but we don't blame you if you want to move on in the final games of the year.
March 30, 2019, 5:56 pmCedi OsmanF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting while adding five rebounds, three assists, four steals and two triples in Saturday's game against the Clippers.
Osman bounced back after a poor showing against San Antonio on Thursday and chipped in with the defensive counters today. He's a decent play to finish the season if you need some scoring, but the defense is an anomaly.
March 22, 2019, 11:28 pmCedi OsmanF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman went 2-of-7 from the field in Friday's loss, finishing with 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and two triples in 35 minutes of action.
Osman has cooled off considerably since the Cavs got their full frontcourt group back healthy. He's a drop if you thought that he'd keep up his high-scoring ways from last week.
March 18, 2019, 9:42 pmCedi OsmanF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman turned in another solid performance in Monday's win over the Pistons, posting 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, six dimes, two 3s and one steal in 38 minutes.
Osman has struggled with consistency this season but has thankfully been a reliable source of production so far down the stretch. Keep him slotted in your active lineups.
March 16, 2019, 10:59 pmCedi OsmanF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman had an efficient shooting night on Saturday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting, three rebounds, four assists and six 3s in 37 minutes.
Osman has been posting top-140 value in the past two weeks and is worthy of a 'hard look in standard leagues as a streaming option. The field goal percentage was amazing tonight for his standards since he's known to put up inefficient shooting lines.
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