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Osman, 28, was acquired along with Lamar Stevens and a future second-round draft pick by the Spurs in a three-team deal, revealed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Miami Heat’s free agent Max Strus agreed on a four-year, 63 million dollar contract to be traded to the Cavs and the Heat will receive a second-round pick, as noted in the report.
Another trade involving Osman can’t be ruled out with practically every NBA team in the market for deals, aiming to deliver on respective team objectives.
The Cavaliers reportedly fully guaranteed Osman’s contract through the 2023-24 season, before the trade. Initially partially guaranteed, the season left on the contract extension penned in 2019 is worth 6.7 million dollars. Nevertheless, entering a contract NBA campaign adjusted his trading value with Cleveland managing to pick up Strus.
Since moving his talents to the NBA and Cleveland in 2017 as the 31st pick of the 2015 draft, Osman emerged as a solid contributor. Logging 423 games played, he went from a reserve to a regular starter through most of the middle seasons and back to coming off the bench with few exceptions in 2021-22 and 2022-23. Last season, he tallied 8.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per contest over 82 appearances between the Regular Season and Playoffs.
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