Harry Giles
Harry Giles
22-Year-Old CenterC
Portland Trail Blazers
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Injury Calf
Est. Return 3/3/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Kings declined the 22-year-old's team option for 2020-21 last year, so he hit free agency after the shortened season. He's had a relatively underwhelming first two campaigns in the NBA, playing 104 games and averaging 7.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.3 minutes -- and he's logged 30-plus minutes just twice. Giles is joining a new franchise after signing a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Trail Blazers during the offseason. Again, he'll likely be in for a relatively small role. Jusuf Nurkic has the starting center job on lock, and it appears Enes Kanter will be the primary backup. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues have almost no reason to look into Giles, and managers in dynasty formats might be able to safely cut bait, as well. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Trail Blazers in November of 2020.
Personal Bio

Harry Lee Giles III was born in 1998 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The big center has one brother and three sisters and is the son of Melissa Addison-Giles and Harry Giles. His father played both collegiate football and basketball at Winston-Salem State University. Giles attended two different high schools. For his first three years, he attended Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina. He led the basketball team to a 2013 NCISAA 3A state championship as a freshman but missed his sophomore season due to a left knee injury. As a junior (2014-15), Giles earned First Team All-USA honors by USA Today. That summer, Giles won a gold medal as a member of Team USA in the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Greece. Before his senior year, Giles transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia but tore the ACL in his right knee during his first scrimmage. Giles then enrolled at Forest Trail Academy to take online courses while rehabbing his knee. After one year at Duke, Giles declared for the 2017 NBA Draft. Giles enjoys getting pedicures and treated 10 dads from the local nonprofit, Center for Fathers and Families, for a day at a spa as part of the Season of Doing Good. Fans can follow the big center on Twitter (@HGiiizzle).

College/International Summary

Harry Giles spent the 2016-17 season playing basketball for Duke University. Recovery from knee surgery forced Giles to miss the first 11 games of the season. The big young center made his collegiate debut on Dec. 19 via a brief four minute appearance in a win over Tennessee State. Giles appeared in 26 games for the Blue Devils with six starts. On Jan. 4, Giles registered his first double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Georgia Tech. In the ACC Tournament semi-final game versus North Carolina on Mar. 10, Giles posted six points, seven boards and four blocks. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native helped lead Duke to the ACC Tournament title. Giles was fourth on the Blue Devils in rebounds per game (3.8). In addition he was fifth on Duke (.577) in field goal percentage. The Blue Devils lost to South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. After his freshman season, Giles announced that he was entering the 2017 NBA Draft.

Won't play Monday
CPortland Trail Blazers
Calf
February 28, 2021
Giles (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets.
ANALYSIS
Giles still doesn't have a timetable for his return as he continues to recover from a strained left calf. His next chance to play will be Wednesday against the Warriors.
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2019

Giles' second NBA season was much like his first, but more efficient. Although in many ways he nearly replicated his rookie year's stat line by averaging 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals across 14.5 minutes, he improved his field-goal percentage by more than five ticks to a sharp 55.4 while drastically improving his free-throw shooting (77.6 percent, way up from 63.7). He played in 46 games for the Kings, starting 17 times after coming off the bench for his entire rookie campaign. On Jan. 7, Giles received his first NBA start, and he delivered eight points, eight rebounds and a steal in 16 minutes of playing time. Come February, Giles became a regular in the starting rotation, opening the game on the court in 14 of Sacramento's last 16 contests before the season was suspended. Over that span, Giles tallied 10.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.6 steals over 21.0 minutes per game. He set a career high with a dozen rebounds Feb. 8 against the Spurs, then did it again two weeks later against the Clippers -- this time adding 14 points for his first NBA double-double. Giles went on to double-double again in the bubble on Aug. 11, notching 12 points and 11 boards against the Pelicans.

2018

After sitting out the 2017-18 season to improve the strength in his knees, essentially taking a redshirt season, Giles made his NBA debut in the 2018-19 season. The Kings gradually increased his workload as the year went on, as he averaged 9.7 and 9.4 minutes per game in November and December, respectively, before seeing his playing time jump to 16.6 minutes per game in January, 15.3 in February, and 18.6 in March. The former 20th-overall pick was then shut down in April as a precaution. Overall, the 20-year-old averaged 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds over 14.1 minutes per game. Giles recorded his first double-digit scoring effort on Nov. 12 against the Spurs. Later in the month he had back-to-back 10-point nights against Golden State on Nov. 24 and Utah on Nov. 25. He scored a season-high 20 points against Atlanta on Jan. 30 while also adding seven rebounds and one assist. Giles recorded a season-high nine rebounds in 18 minutes in a 119-116 win against Oklahoma City on Feb. 23. He scored in double-digits on three consecutive games twice, from Feb. 4-8 in games against the Spurs, Rockets and Heat, and again from Feb. 27-March 4 against the Bucks, Clippers and Knicks. His totals were especially impressive on a per-36 minute basis, where he averaged 17.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists.

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Transaction History
  • June 22, 2017
    Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
  • July 6, 2017
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Sacramento Kings.
  • November 22, 2020
    Signed a one-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.
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After sitting out the entire 2017-18 season, Giles finally received his first taste of NBA action last year. He played in 58 games off the bench, averaging 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds across 14.0 minutes per night. When he did receive added playing time, he showed promise by averaging 13.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 blocks across eight games in which he logged at least 20 minutes. The departure of Willie Cauley-Stein could have freed up added playing time, but the Kings created a bit of a logjam up front by adding Dewayne Dedmon and Richaun Holmes. Marvin Bagley could also see some time at center when they go small. While Giles has the potential to valuable fantasy asset, it's hard to see a path for him consistently seeing minutes in the mid-20s with all of the options that the Kings have in the frontcourt.
While recovering from knee surgery, Giles, the 20th pick in the 2017 Draft, didn't see the court last season. However, he was healthy enough to play in summer league this year, and he performed well. In seven appearances, he averaged 10.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and over two combined blocks and steals in 24.6 minutes. In what will be his rookie year, Giles is expected to play a backup role in the frontcourt behind the likes of Willie Cauley-Stein and No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley. However, the Kings have other solid frontcourt options off the pine as well, so there’s no guarantee that Giles will crack 20 minutes on a nightly basis.
Giles had his first start in college come in December of 2016 after missing the first chunk of the season due to arthroscopic left knee surgery. He struggled to make a significant impact as a freshman, posting just 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds across 11.5 minutes per game, though shot 57.7 percent from the field. Despite three total knee surgeries and a subpar 300-minute college career, Giles is still an impressive athlete – 6-foot-11, 240 pounds with a 7-foot-3 wingspan and 32.5-inch vertical -- with enough upside for the Kings to have drafted him with the 20th overall pick in the 2017 Draft. His size should allow for him to play both power forward and center at the NBA level. That said, all the time he’s missed due to knee surgeries has stunted his development as an offensive player, resulting in him seeing most of his points in college coming from running in transition, diving towards the rim off pick-and-rolls, plus working the offensive glass. Prior to his injuries though, he established a nice baseline of quick, efficient post moves and even a solid mid-range jumper. Next season for Giles will likely be about utilizing his best skills -- rebounding and shot-blocking – in game, while working on his offensive skill and overall basketball IQ in training camp, practice, garbage time, etc. With that in mind, Giles can likely be avoided in seemingly every Fantasy format, as he doesn’t necessarily project to see even significant rotational minutes.
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Out Friday
CPortland Trail Blazers
Calf
February 26, 2021
Giles (calf) is out Friday against the Lakers.
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Not playing Tuesday
CPortland Trail Blazers
Calf
February 23, 2021
Giles (calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
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No timeline for return
CPortland Trail Blazers
Calf
February 16, 2021
Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said Tuesday that Giles (calf) is without a timetable for a return, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
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Out with strained calf
CPortland Trail Blazers
Calf
February 15, 2021
Giles suffered a strained left calf and will not play in Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
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Seven boards in win
CPortland Trail Blazers
February 2, 2021
Giles had two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes during Tuesday's 132-121 win over the Wizards.
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