Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman was at Friday morning’s Cavs shootaround, according to a tweet from Cleveland.com Cavs reporter Chris Fedor.
“#Cavs Cedi Osman, questionable with an ankle injury for tonight’s game, was here at shootaround this morning,” Fedor wrote. “Cavs are just about wrapping up their session now.”
Osman was listed as “questionable” with a left ankle sprain on the NBA’s latest injury report. Forward Dylan Windler, the only other player listed on Cleveland’s portion of the report, was listed as “out” with a left foot sprain.
The Knicks did not have any players listed on ESPN’s injury report.
Cedi Osman played in 23 minutes during Game 2 of a matchup between the Cavs and the New York Knicks in the NBA Playoffs. The 6-year Cavs veteran scored five points, grabbed six rebounds and swatted away one shot as Cleveland took a 107-90 win in front of an electric crowd at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. He played in just under 19 minutes in the game before, earning nine points, one rebound and two assists as the Cavs took a 4-point loss on home court.
Cedi Osman, who won the Junkyard Dog chain following a 120-104 win over the Charlotte Hornets, scored a season-high 29 points during a 122-99 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in January.
“I think he just played free, and that’s when (Cedi Osman) ‘s at his best, when he just goes out there and tries to be the best version of himself,” Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said following Cedi Osman’s 24-point performance in March. “We’ve got to give him opportunities to do that as well.
“But I thought his teammates did a great job of finding him. Every time he was open, it seemed like the ball was in his hands and he had his confidence rolling and his teammates kept pushing him.”
The Cavs will take on the Knicks at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Friday in Madison Square Garden. The game will be broadcasted on ABC and Bally Sports Ohio.