The Cleveland Cavaliers are not yet done this offseason. While the team has already added a number of solid players–highlighted by the sign-and-trade deal for Max Strus–they are still in the market to bring more help for their core of Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland and Evan Mobley. With that said, the team has been mentioned among those interested in former first-round pick Harry Giles III.
Giles apparently worked out for several teams in Las Vegas during the Summer League, and according to the latest reports, the Cavs were among the five teams who sent a representative to take a look at the big man, per HoopsHype.
“Harry Giles, the former No. 20 pick of the 2017 draft, recently worked out for several teams in Las Vegas during NBA Summer League. Among those who sent representatives to attend the workout included the Pistons, Cavaliers, Knicks, Bucks, and Timberwolves, league sources told HoopsHype,” Michael Scotto wrote in his report.
The Cavs could certainly use some depth at the frontcourt behind Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, so it’s not surprising to see the team have interest in Harry Giles III. They did add Damian Jones via trade with the Utah Jazz, but it’s not bad to have some insurance policy.
Giles III could be a low-risk, high-reward signing for Cleveland. He has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds on 51.1 percent shooting from the field, though he was never really given a chance to play significant minutes. His career average throughout 142 games played in his career is 12.9 minutes.
For what it’s worth, Giles is eligible to sign a two-way contract after his good friend and former Duke teammate Jayson Tatum helped facilitate the rule change when it comes to eligibilities in two-way contracts. The Cavs, however, have their three two-way spots filled, so they will have to sign the 25-year-old to a regular contract if they want him to be part of their roster.