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Harry Giles Update

Former Duke big man is perfecting the art of patience

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NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Troy v Duke
GREENVILLE, SC - MARCH 17: Harry Giles #1 of the Duke Blue Devils rebonds against the Troy Trojans in the first half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 17, 2017 in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Harry Giles is on a different path than former Duke teammates Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard, both of whom are thriving in summer league ball, or Frank Jackson, who fell to the second round and has to play on a make-good basis.

Giles is hugely talented but still getting over knee issues which held him back at Duke.

With Sacramento, the strategy for Giles is much the same: patience.

And Giles is cool with that: “I’ve been through this road before. It’s not like I’m hurt. I’m healthy; I’m just taking it slow. So for me, I see the big picture. I really can’t try to rush myself and press and try go out there and do what I do now instead of taking my time and getting better in the long run.”

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