Harry Giles is currently rehabbing from a knee injury and is expected to return to action for Duke at some point this season. He is one of three Duke freshman playmakers that have started the season on the disabled list.
While the other two, Marques Bolden and Jayson Tatum, are expected back earlier in the season, Giles could miss significant amounts of time.
It is already the second major knee surgery of the young Forward’s career after having undergone arthroscopic procedure earlier this fall. With Giles possibility of being a “one-and-done” athlete, ESPN’s Jay Williams weighed in on what he thinks the best course of action would be if he has hopes of playing in the NBA.
While sitting out the rest of the season might hurt Giles draft stock, as scouts will have wanted to see him in competitive action, it would likely do wonders for his longevity.
If he enters the draft and falls to the end of the first round, or even the second round, he still has the chance to cash in on his talents. However, if he rushes back and reinjures his knee, his career is likely over and his value to NBA teams evaporates.
Duke is hoping he will play, but Giles will have to do what he feels is best for his own future.
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