Nets To Cut Harry Giles

Harry Giles will be a roster casualty in Brooklyn, according to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, who reports (via Twitter) that the Nets are waiving the big man.

Giles, a former first-round pick, returned to the NBA in 2023/24 after missing two full seasons due to knee injuries. He signed a non-guaranteed, minimum-salary contract with the Nets, earning a spot on the team’s regular season roster and then having his full salary guaranteed when he remained on the roster through January 7.

Giles played sparingly in Brooklyn, appearing in 16 games and averaging just 5.1 minutes per night. He posted 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in his limited role.

The Nets have agreed to a pair of trades today in which they’ll take back more players than they send out. Waiving Giles will allow them to complete one of those deals. They’ll have to cut one more player – either from their current roster or one of the incoming players in the first trade – in order to finalize the second transaction.

Giles, meanwhile, will clear waivers on Saturday if he goes unclaimed, and will be free to sign with any team at that point. He also remains eligible for a two-way contract.

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