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Cavaliers to sign Turkish small forward Cedi Osman

ESPN reported that it is a three-year contract worth $8.3 million. They have one more roster spot they can use their $2.4 million exception on and they also have two two-way contracts left for G League players.Osman was already with the Cavs, they just hadn’t signed him yet. As it stands, Osman is the team’s only rookie and its youngest player.Crawford would have helped the Cavs’ second unit in the 2018 playoffs, while Osman must prove he’s ready to be a postseason contributor, especially at the level required if the Cavs reach the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. He averaged 7.1 points a game last season and shot 34 percent from behind the three-point line in the Euroleague.Cleveland took Osman with the 31st overall pick in the 2015 draft, but until this week the 22-year-old remained in Turkey to continue to hone his skills. Averaging 18.2 minutes per game, Osman scored 6.7 points and grabbed 2.9 rebounds per contest over his career. He’s a high-energy player with the ability to defend the wing. It makes the total value of the contract $9 million.Osman spent time with the Cavs recently during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon reported. Teams don’t have to pay luxury taxes on money provided for European buyouts. He did not participate in Cleveland’s summer games because of a commitment with the Turkish national team.