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Boston’s Jayson Tatum wants someone to sign pal Harry Giles — should the Celtics?

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Fans of the Boston Celtics have long clamored for the team to sign big man Harry Giles, either for his potential as a player, his close friendship with All-NBA Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, or both.

Now, the Duke product himself is openly joining those ranks, shouting in all capital letters on Twitter that someone — presumably Boston — should “SIGN HIM!” Cut by the Portland Trail Blazers as part of that club’s offseason moves, the now-free agent and former roommate of Tatum could be inked to the Celtics’ roster on a minimum deal with partial guarantees as a gesture of good will to Tatum with minimal risk and some upside.

In his last season with the Blazers, Giles logged 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Boston will need to keep looking for an additional backup big man they are reportedly looking for on a veteran minimum deal, however.

They’ll likely want to play said option a considerable amount in at least the regular season to preserve the health of bigs Robert Williams III and Al Horford for the postseason.

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