The Cleveland Cavaliers have been relatively quiet this offseason in terms of bringing in big names. The former world champions were heavily linked with superstars Paul George and Jimmy Butler, before both were shipped off to the Western Conference in questionable trades given what the Cavs were reportedly offering.
In saying that, the Cavaliers are still pushing for the services of New York Knicks offensive machine Carmelo Anthony, who may still end up in Northeast Ohio provided everything goes according to plan. Although many Cavs fans have been left deflated by the ongoing saga between the departure of fan favorite and former general manager David Griffin and the lack of big names making their way to Quicken Loans Arena, there have been some quietly nice additions to the roster.
Versatile wing Jeff Green has come into the fray, as well as veteran Jose Calderon to back up Kyrie Irving in the second unit. Whilst these are nice, the most exciting prospect may in fact be relatively unknown European young gun Cedi Osman. Known for his tenacious defense and growing reputation as a “three and D’” player for the Wine and Gold, Osman has gone from strength to strength during his development in Europe.