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« on: October 03, 2016, 01:45:51 PM »

Offline Donoghus

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One of the bigger names expected to be in next year's draft.  He's already had injury concerns.

Per Jeff Goodman (but also seeing news cited elsewhere on Twitter)

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Duke freshman Harry Giles had knee surgery on Monday and is expected to be out for six weeks. This isn't good news -- since he's recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in the first game of his high school season.

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Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 01:52:19 PM »

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With the 1st overall pick in the 2017 Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select Harry Giles...
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Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 01:55:06 PM »

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After watching his high school videos (which really won't tell you too much re: NBA competition), this is the guy that I wanted, as he would fit next to Horford perfectly.

Injury concerns are always a toss-up. Everyone thought there was no way that Adrian Peterson would come back to peak form so quickly after his ACL surgery, while Greg Oden never got his career started (and maybe Embiid as well).

It's hard to predict recovery time and post-injury performance. Luckily there's a lot of time between now and late June.

Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 02:06:06 PM »

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http://247sports.com/Bolt/Duke-freshman-Harry-Giles-undergoes-arthroscopic-surgery-47978546

Its arthroscopic. Doesnt look to be the worst surgery, but definetely is alarming.
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Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 02:06:18 PM »

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The nice thing about this upcoming draft is that the lottery teams competing with the Brooklyn pick (Philly, LA, Phoenix, New Orleans, Sacramento) have all recently devoted assets to the PF/C positions. All could use a good SG/SF, which is an area of strength among our young players. There are a bunch of pgs coming out early, and I could see many of the same teams picking one.

Therefore, the Celtics (with any luck of the ping pong balls) will have a decent chance at picking either the best or 2nd best big man in the draft.

Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 02:10:20 PM »

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He's auditioning for the Sixers  :P

Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 02:14:19 PM »

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That stinks...for us fans...but of course more for him.

I really like his game but I don't think the Celtics should draft him...too risky.


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Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
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"Injury concerns" is an understatement. He has already blown out both knees. Incredible talent that I would not touch with a 10 foot pole.
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Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 03:04:11 PM »

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I had been holding out, but this little surgery officially puts him in the "too risky" category for me.

Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2016, 03:49:57 PM »

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Interestingly, I saw a Derrick Favors comp on nbadraft.net

I don't think Giles looks like Favors at all- I see a more polished offensive player like LaMarcus Aldridge.

Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2016, 04:58:54 PM »

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Is this 3 knee surgeris before the age of 20? That is, indeed, distressing.

Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2016, 05:33:19 PM »

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Seems like a candidate to stay in school for an extra year, or else fall to the back of the lottery, maybe even to the end of the 1st round.


I like Tatum and Jackson better anyway.  We need to add more wings with size.
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Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
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Seems like a candidate to stay in school for an extra year, or else fall to the back of the lottery, maybe even to the end of the 1st round.


I like Tatum and Jackson better anyway.  We need to add more wings with size.
jaylen brown and Jae crowder are both under contract for the next 4 years.

This sucks. Giles was arguably the most talented guy in this draft and seemed to fit us perfectly.
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Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 05:46:35 PM »

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Is this like his 4th knee surgery?

Re: Harry Giles has knee surgery (Out 6 weeks)
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 06:46:15 PM »

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I had been holding out, but this little surgery officially puts him in the "too risky" category for me.

I'm still holding out.  Cleanup procedures after major surgeries are not unheard of, and that sounds like all this is.  If he suffered his original injury a month earlier, he'd have had this procedure in late August and you might never have heard about it, since it's possible he wouldn't have even missed any practice.  If he comes back in mid-to-late November, that puts the full recovery time for the injury at just about a year, since he got hurt the beginning of November 2015.  A year for an ACL in a basketball player is pretty standard.  Nerlens Noel, who everyone seems to love here, was given 18 months to recover.

I care how much and how well he's playing, not this.  If he gets hurt in February, I'm out.  But this is practically a nothingburger to me.