Giles (calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports. Giles will be sidelined for a fifth straight game due to the left calf strain. Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts has been unwilling to put a timeline on Giles' return to the court, so he could be in danger of remaining sidelined through the All-Star break if he demonstrates no meaningful recovery in his progress by the weekend.
Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said Tuesday that Giles (calf) is without a timetable for a return, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Giles suffered a calf strain Sunday against the Mavericks, and it's not clear when he'll be back. He was essentially promoted to backup center behind Enes Kanter when Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) got injured. Now that Giles is sidelined, the Blazers will have to play more small-ball. That could result in more minutes at center for Robert Covington and Nassir Little.
Giles suffered a strained left calf and will not play in Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. The injury appears to have occurred during Sunday's win over Dallas, in which Giles played 13 minutes off the bench and finished with five points and six rebounds. Depending on the severity of the strain, Giles could be looking at a multi-game absence. With Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) and Zach Collins (shoulder) already sidelined, Portland is now even thinner at the center spot.
Giles had two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds and one assist in 12 minutes during Tuesday's 132-121 win over the Wizards. The 22-year-old continues to operate as Portland's reserve center behind starter Enes Kanter and is averaging 14.3 minutes over the past nine games. Giles is unlikely to have much fantasy relevance in his current role.
Giles had seven points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3PT) and three rebounds in Saturday's win over Chicago. Giles has been the Blazers' backup center since Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) went down, but it hasn't resulted in a significant enough boost in minutes to warrant much fantasy attention. Giles hasn't played more than 19 minutes in any of the last seven games, and he's averaging just 3.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.6 combined steals/blocks during that stretch.
Last 7 Games
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