Trail Blazers sign free agent big man Harry Giles -- report originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
The Trail Blazers roster is filling out and now nearly full.
Sunday morning, Rip City was awoken to news that the Trail Blazers were adding free agent big man Harry Giles.
Free agent Harry Giles has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
The Blazers and Giles have agreed to a minimum deal according to HoopsHype.
Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a minimum deal with Harry Giles, league sources told @hoopshype. The team still has their bi-annual exception available to spend this offseason. https://t.co/v5rjmaY3aq
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 22, 2020
Oddly enough, Giles was Drafted by the Trail Blazers in 2017 with the No. 20 pick, although his rights were later traded to the Sacramento Kings on Draft night in a deal that would land Zach Collins, the No. 15 pick, in Portland.
Giles underwent an arthroscopy of his left knee in 2016 before being Drafted and didn’t see action the entire 2017-18 season.
His NBA debut was on October 17, 2018.
Giles, who rotated in and out of the Kings’ G-League affiliate, the Stockton Kings, has played in 104 games professionally, starting 17 of them. He has averaged 7.0 points, 1.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 14 minutes in his professional career.
The former Kings big man will join fellow bigs Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic in the Blazers front court.
The Trail Blazers have so far traded for Robert Covington and Enes Kanter, while re-signing Rodney Hood and future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony, and now adding Giles during this shortened offseason.
As for free agent Hassan Whiteside, the window for his return to Portland is essentially closed.
This story is developing.