By John Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedi Osman has agreed to a four-year, $31 million dollars extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the New York Times. He is indeed eligible for a contract extension beyond Monday’s deadline on expiring rookie deals because he did not sign a rookie-scale contract after being drafted in 2015.
The contract extension will start next year at $8.6 million dollars and decreases in value from there, Cleveland.com explains confirming that the fourth year is not guaranteed. In theory, it can be easier to trade Osman in the coming years with a cheaper contract, but the simpler view on the deal shows that the Cavaliers were thinking long-term with their star player.
Former EuroLeague player with Anadolu Efes competed in 151 games through his first couple of NBA seasons including 14 playoffs matches in 2018. Last year, he averaged 13 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest.