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Cedi Osman finishes summer with Turkey with 19 points in win vs. Slovenia

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Osman’s focus now turns to his second NBA season.

Cedi Osman’s busy summer is now at an end.

On Monday, Osman scored 19 points and and pulled down 11 rebounds in Turkey’s 85-77 win vs. Slovenia, the reigning EuroBasket champion, in Turkey’s final World Cup qualifier.

With the win, Turkey finishes 6-2 in its group with only Spain (and its 7-1 record) ahead of them. Osman and Turkey have now won four straight international games. And in that stretch, Osman has scored in double figures in each game and posted two double-doubles. Turkey is now in a good position to advance further into qualifying.

Osman’s focus now turns to his second season with the Cavs, where he is likely to take on a much larger role than he had last season. Overall, including his brief appearance at summer league, Osman has looked poised and ready for a breakout. He’s scoring and creating, taking pull-up threes (and making them) and playing a brand of basketball that makes him an interesting piece for Cleveland in a post-LeBron James world.

The Cavs open up training camp for the 2018-19 season next week. In addition to Osman, Tristan Thompson, Jordan Clarkson and Ante Zizic played internationally this summer.