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6 big men the Rockets can still sign in free agency

Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Harry III Giles #20 of the Sacramento Kings blocks a shot attempt by Shaquille Harrison #3 of the Chicago Bulls (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

6. Harry Giles

At 22-years-old, Harry Giles is still a developmental prospect, as he spent the past two seasons in the league as a reserve on the Sacramento Kings. Giles received less than 15 minutes of action during each of his first two seasons in the NBA, which didn’t give him the opportunity to flash his talents and abilities.

Giles posted 17.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per 36 minutes during the 2018-19 season, which was beyond impressive for a rookie. During the 2019-20 season Giles posted nearly identical per 36 splits of 17.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Giles also posted true shooting splits of 58 percent, while also posting a field goal percentage of 55.4 percent. At 6-foot-11, Giles could provide the Rockets with a young prospect who can crash the glass and play either power forward spot or the center position.

Giles isn’t exactly a stellar defender, as he allowed a defensive field goal percentage of 55.2 percent, which doesn’t exactly spell a lockdown defender. But with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, Giles has the physical tools to be a plus defender, and would need to commit to giving 100 percent effort on that end of the floor in order to earn that reputation.

Giles has battled injury issues, which caused him to miss 60 games through just his first two seasons in the league. With a history of injuries and two underwhelming seasons in the league, Giles figures to be available at a low cost. And if so, he could be worth a flyer.

Next: No. 5

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