Probably not a surpise, but Harry Giles is entering the NBA Draft:I think the smart thing for him to do would've been to play another year at Duke and work himself back into the top 5 conversation. That he's decided to enter the draft this year feels like he/the people around him don't have confidence that another year would improve his stock, and if that's the case I'd be nervous about drafting him.
Harry Giles has announced he will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft after one season at Duke.
Giles is expected to be a mid-first round pick. Giles was previously considered a probable top-5 pick in this draft class before suffering a number of injuries.
Giles tore the ACL in his right knee when a high school senior and then underwent left knee surgery in October, which limited his appearances with Duke.
Giles averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 11.5 minutes with Duke.
Wonder how much he will fall in the actual draft due to all the red flags.
yes, on one level, returning for year to increase his draft ranking would make him more money.
however, the potential, and very serious, drawback is that during his next year in college he blows out his knee once more.
such an accident could very well end his career, let alone further worsen his draft position.
the choice, it seems to me, is to take the sure thing now, or, gamble with the downside of losing everything. tough choice.