The Canton Charge fell to the Long Island Nets 116-101 Saturday in Canton, but Cavs assignee Cedi Osman got a chance to play extended minutes for first time all season.
In his first career G-League action, Osman scored a team-high 21 points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes. Unlike in his limited minutes with the Cavs — where he is on the floor for defense and energy — Canton ran plays for Osman at the elbows and around the perimeter:
His vision was also on display here on a steal that lead directly into a pass:
Osman’s overall line — 7-23 from the field, 2-10 from three, two assists against three turnovers — isn’t ideal. But this was reps for him, something he’s not going to get a lot of with the Cavs. Case in point: His only action against the Hornets in the actual part of the game was when Tyronn Lue asked him to play defense for one possession at the end of quarters.
Fellow Cavs assignee Ante Zizic was also on assignment Saturday, scoring 14 points to go along with seven rebounds. Cavs two-way players John Holland and London Perrantes scored 13 points and 12 points, respectively. Holland was in foul trouble all game, while Perrantes made his return to action after missing Canton’s previous three games with an injury suffered against the Maine Red Claws.
Both Osman and Zizic have been recalled by the Cavs ahead of Monday’s game against the 76ers, so it’s unclear when they next will play for Canton. The Charge next play on Tuesday against the Greensboro Swarm, the Charlotte Hornets’ G-League affiliate.