The Athletic’s Shams Charania relayed the news Tuesday afternoon.
Free agent C/F Harry Giles is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Giles was the No. 20 pick in 2017 Draft and played for Portland last season.
Giles, originally drafted by the Blazers, spent the first two seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings. He appeared in 38 games off of the Portland bench last season. After an intriguing pre-season, he was never able to crack the consistent rotation, averaging 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in just over nine minutes of action per contest. The majority of his playing time came in the wake of Jusuf Nurkic’s wrist injury in January, when he backed up Enes Kanter at center.
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native was ESPN’s top high school recruit in the class of 2016, and spent his lone collegiate season at Duke.