Brooklyn Nets Sign Former First-Rounder Free Agent Big Man

A number of teams took a good look at the former first-rounder this summer, bringing him in for workouts. But it's the Brooklyn Nets who've ultimately put pen to paper with free agent big man Harry Giles III. 

The 6'11" center/power forward has had limited time on the court to prove himself in his three seasons of part-time NBA work. Unfortunately, knee issues have cost him his development up till now, including his entire rookie year, and all of last season. He last appeared in the NBA in 2020-21 with the Portland Trail Blazers. 

In 38 games with Portland, however, Giles played sparingly, averaging just 2.8 points over 9.2 minutes per contest.

He hopes to have his lower-body injuries behind him, and went out on a summer campaign to show his wares.

The Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic also worked out Giles this offseason. 

The 25-year-old has averaged 5.9 points on 51.1 percent shooting and 3.8 rebounds per game in his NBA career.

"The injuries have been holding back my career, they have people questioning me...  (Now), I'm confident, I'm healthy, I feel good and I want to play again... I have the fire back under me." 

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