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2015 NBA Draft: Cavs draft Cedi Osman and Rakeem Christmas with picks from Wolves

The Cavs have taken Cedi Osman via the Timberwolves.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Cedi Osman and Rakeem Christmas are now Cleveland Cavaliers. Or at least they will be soon.

With the Cavaliers trading the rights Duke point guard Tyus Jones to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland acquired two second round picks in this year's draft - plus a future second rounder - from the Wolves. The first, the No. 31 overall pick, is Osman, a 6'8", 190 pound small forward from Turkey. The Wolves then selected Christmas, a power forward from Syracuse, with the No. 36 overall pick.

Osman, 20, plays for Efes Pilsen in the Euroleague. Eyes is the same team Daro Saric, a highly regarded prospects whose rights belong to the Philadelphia 76ers, plays for. He also plays for the Turkish National Team. In 27 games with Efes in the 2014-15 season, Osman averaged 6.7 points per game.

Christmas, 23, is stands 6'10" and has a 7'5" wingspan. He can play both power forward and center and, if he makes the team, figures to provide depth behind the Cavs' regular bigs. With Syracuse, Christmas averaged 17.5 points and 9 rebounds per game last year as a senior.

When the trade officially goes through, Osman and Christmas' rights will move over the Cavs. Osman figures to be stashed in Europe for the foreseeable future, while Christmas will likely complete for a roster spot and play with the Cavs' Las Vegas Summer League Team.


The Cavs now officially hold the rights to Osman and Christmas. The NBA announced that the trade had officially gone through during the draft broadcast on ESPN and the Cavs announced the trade via the following tweet.