Kings (via Trail Blazers) get Duke forward Harry Giles

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Sacramento Kings will receive Duke forwardHarry Giles(via Trail Blazers), who was the No. 20 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 12: "He has as much potential as anyone in the draft. Before he tore his ACL at the start of his senior year, many NBA scouts said he was the best high school prospect since LeBron James." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 24: "Perhaps the most challenging player to evaluate in this year's draft, Giles looks like a marginal prospect based on his performance in his one season at Duke." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Long, explosively athletic big man
  • Plays in attack mode on both ends
  • Excellent scorer around the paint

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Needs to add strength
  • Has torn the ACL in both knees

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 3.70 percent
  • Chances he'll be an NBA starter: 24.98 percent
  • Chances he'll be a role player: 22.11 percent

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