Giles signed a one-year contract with the Trail Blazers on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Kings declined the 22-year-old's team option for 2020-21 last year, so he hit free agency after the shortened season. Giles averaged 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 14.5 minutes for Sacramento last season, and he'll provide frontcourt depth behind Jusuf Nurkic for his new team.
Giles had 23 points (9-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 5-6 FT) and eight rebounds in Sunday's loss to Orlando. With the game out of reach early in the second half, Giles had an opportunity for extended playing time after seeing just four minutes in Friday's opener against San Antonio. Giles made the most of it, hitting nine of his 11 field goal attempts en route to a team-high scoring total.
Giles scored 12 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding nine rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes off the bench during Monday's scrimmage against the Clippers. The second-year big emerged as the primary backup to Richaun Holmes at center prior to the shutdown, averaging 10.4 points and 6.6 boards in 22.5 minutes over his last 13 games. The fact that Giles even hoisted a shot from beyond the arc -- much less made one -- is also worth noting, as he didn't have a single three-point attempt all season in 38 games. If the 22-year-old used the break to work on his range, it can only bode well for his fantasy value.
Giles posted seven points (3-7 FG, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, four steals and two assists in 20 minutes during Saturday's 131-123 scrimmage loss to the Bucks. Giles drew the start at center and held his own, getting after it defensively. Marvin Bagley (foot) is out for the season, but Richaun Holmes returned to practice Tuesday. Assuming Holmes is good to go by the time the official games begin again, Giles will almost certainly return to a reserve role in the near future.
Giles isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports. Giles started 14 of the last 16 games but will go back to the bench with Richaun Holmes returning to the starting five Wednesday. Giles is averaging 4.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 11.1 minutes off the bench this season.
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