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Nets sign Harry Giles III who hasn’t played in NBA since 2020-21 season

The Nets are bringing Harry Giles III to training camp in their latest low-risk flier.

After being out of the NBA for the past two seasons, Giles will join Brooklyn, at least for the moment. It’s unclear if it’s an Exhibit 10 or a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, but the end result is the same: essentially a tryout.

TNT was the first to report the news, which has since been confirmed by The Post.

The oft-injured Giles hasn’t played in the league since 2020-21, when the Duke product averaged 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 9.2 minutes over 38 games for the Trail Blazers.

A 2017 first-round draft pick, Giles has seen a once-promising career short-circuited by knee woes, having undergone three knee surgeries dating back to his collegiate days.

Giles worked out for a number of teams during Las Vegas Summer League.

He also worked out for several more teams last month, including the Nets, Knicks, Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic.


Harry Giles, who played for the Kings (above) and the Trail Blazers, was signed by the Nets.
Harry Giles, who played for the Kings (above) and the Trail Blazers, was signed by the Nets.
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The 6-foot-10 forward with a 7-foot-3 wingspan had signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in September 2021, but got waived before the start of that season.

After signing to their G-League affiliate Agua Caliente Clippers, he suffered a season-ending torn ACL and got released in January 2022.

But trying to jump-start his career, Giles had 42 points playing in the Miami Pro League, where future Brooklyn teammates Royce O’Neale and Dennis Smith Jr. also played.

It’s very on-brand for the Nets in taking a shot on a reclamation project. Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris and to an extent D’Angelo Russell fit that mold.

And now trying to build some — make that any — frontcourt depth behind starting center Nic Claxton, they have drafted teenager Noah Clowney and signed both Trendon Watford and Darius Bazley to non-guaranteed deals.

Giles can come to camp and compete with the latter duo. Rebuilding his career in the G-League with Long Island is also an option.

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