The Los Angeles Clippers have further deepened their front court in Kawhi Leonard’s imminent absence by signing The Athletic’s Shams Charania on a non-guaranteed deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Free Agent C / F Harry Giles signs a non-guaranteed contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, sources say @TheAthletic @Stadium. Giles was number 20 in the 2017 draft and played for Portland last season.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 7, 2021
Last season, Giles played with the Portland Trail Blazers on a one-year minimum contract. In 38 games he averaged 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 9.2 minutes. Giles will look to form a Clippers squad in hopes of staying in the title bout despite their superstar, Kawhi Leonard, who will miss a significant portion of the season with a partial cruciate ligament rupture in her knee.
Giles will be looking minutes behind seasoned tall men Ivica Zubac and Serge Ibaka in the middle position if he can make it into the regular season. The team currently has 14 players with guaranteed contracts.
Giles joins his former Duke player Luke Kennard and recently added Justise Winslow to the Clippers roster.