Cedi Osman works out with Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James
Cedi Osman of the Cleveland Cavaliers worked out with three of the biggest names in the NBA today: Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James. Is the Cavs’ 23-year-old forward about to climb the ladder to stardom?
Below is a photo of their workout session as posted by Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints:
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) August 21, 2018
In his rookie season, the 6-foot-8 forward showed flashes of brilliance. He played a total of 61 games last season, 12 of which were part of the starting five. He averaged 3.9 points and two rebounds per game. But a look at some advanced statistics will reveal more about his potential.
Per 36 minutes, Osman averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He also shot 48.4 percent from the field.
During some of the Cavs’ games, Osman can be seen diligently running the fastbreak, being a bundle of energy and all. On half-court settings, Osman routinely hits mid-range or 3-point shots which he can create himself or via an assist from a teammate. James himself once declared Osman as a rookie that already has polished skills.
Now, Osman and the Cavs will enter a fresh season. It’s still a matter of wait-and-see if head coach Tyronn Lue will fully utilize the 23-year-old. But without James in the roster, it may be safe to assume that Osman will get a whole lot of playing time. Hopefully, he’ll make the most out it.