Breaking down a Milwaukee Bucks’ trade package for Cedi Osman

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Milwaukee Bucks: Rodney Hood, Cleveland Cavaliers: Rajon Rondo, Cedi Osman
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The lunacy in the Milwaukee Bucks trading for rumored target Cedi Osman

The biggest gripe that some may have with the idea of the Bucks trading for Osman is that he is not a center. With Brook Lopez sidelined due to injury and DeMarcus Cousins being waived early last month, the only legitimate rotational center on the Bucks’ roster right now is Bobby Portis. This team desperately needs another big man above anything else, and Osman does not fit the profile at 6-foot-7. General manager Jon Horst should look to pursue more size at center before making a run at another wing.

Looking at his hypothetical fit on the roster, there is not too much lunacy. Things could get a tad crowded with Osman joining Khris Middleton, Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Wesley Matthews, and even Jordan Nwora in the rotation, but due to his two-way play, he would fit in. However, that list of names showcases just how loaded the Bucks are on the wing, and adding yet another one to the list could make things overcrowded.

Regarding this specific package, some might justifiably question whether moving DiVincenzo in a deal for Osman would be worth doing. The 25-year-old is Milwaukee’s best asset leading up to the trade deadline, and given his $4 million salary for this season, dealing him could be their best option when it comes to adding another passable center. Trading him away in a deal for another wing could make it even more challenging for the Bucks to add a center.

Also, who knows if the Cavaliers are willing to deal Osman, given that he is on a friendly deal next season at $7.4 million and has been playing rather well this season.