Dallas Mavericks: Why they should sign Harry Giles this offseason

Tyler Watts
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Why Dallas Mavericks should sign Harry Giles: 3. Scoring

Any discussion on Giles should be prefaced by saying all the stats are a small sample size. Luka Doncic played 1,799 minutes this season before the suspension. He missed time with two separate ankle injuries too. Giles has played 1,399 career minutes. He sat out the entire first season after being drafted in 2017. The 22-year-old has seen limited playing time over the next two years.

This season, Giles averaged 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per over 38 games. He shot 56.0 percent from the field and 76.7 percent on his free throw attempts.

There is a lot to like about his offensive game. Giles has made 76.7 percent of his 90 attempts inside the restricted area this season. He cuts to the basket well for easy scores at the rim.

Giles has also connected on 27 of his 58 mid-range jumpers this season. The 22-year-old can shoot the ball. The Mavericks would attempt to expand his jumper out beyond the 3-point line. Adding in that wrinkle would take his game to the next level.

Giles averages 16.5 points per 36 minutes this season. He is a capable shooter and rebound too. Those traits alone should have teams calling on the young big man.

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