A BASKETBALL star has attempted to make a comeback to the NBA after dealing with a brutal amount of injuries.
The former 2017 first-round pick, 24, held a private workout for NBA teams in Las Vegas on Monday during the 2023 Summer League.
Harry Giles is attempting to return to the NBA after dealing with a brutal amount of injuriesCredit: Getty
The former first-round pick showcased his skills in front of NBA teams during a workoutCredit: Twitter/ChrisBHaynes
Giles made a jaw-dropping dunk during a clip of his workoutCredit: Twitter/ChrisBHaynes
On Tuesday, Turner Sports NBA reporter Chris Haynes revealed footage of Giles’s workout.
According to Haynes, among those in attendance were “a dozen or so NBA scouts and executives.
And the video displayed the former power forward’s athleticism, from crossovers, pull-up jump shots, and floaters to layups and powerful dunks.
Fans were enamored with the clip of Giles, pleading for him to return to the NBA.
One commented: “Get him back in the league, man.”
A second wrote: “People forgot how good he is when he’s healthy and confident.”
While a third added: “He needs another chance in the league.”
Coming out of Oak Hill Academy, Giles was considered the best high school prospect of the 2016 class.
In 2015 he committed to Duke, where he missed two months to have surgery on his knee.
He would forgo his final three years of collegiate eligibility at Duke and enter the 2017 NBA draft.
Giles would be drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the No. 20 overall pick and considered a potential All-Star.
However, injuries have hurt Giles as he’s played in just 142 games since entering the NBA in 2017.
For Harry’s career, he’s averaged 5.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
His most recent team in the NBA was with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2020-21 season.
He’ll have a chance of landing a two-way contract — a new provision that’s been included in the latest NBA collective bargaining agreement.
Injuries have derailed Giles’ career as he’s played in just 142 games since entering the NBA in 2017.Credit: Getty
Giles most recently played for the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G LeagueCredit: Getty