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Lakers Sign Harry Giles III to Two-Way Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward/center Harry Giles III to a two-way contract, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. In a related move, the Lakers waived two-way forward Dylan Windler.

Giles III (6’10”, 240) most recently suited up for the Brooklyn Nets, appearing in 16 games this season and averaging 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 5.1 minutes. Across three-plus seasons with Brooklyn (2023-24), Portland (2020-21) and Sacramento (2018-20), Giles III owns career averages of 5.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 12.1 minutes across 158 total NBA games (17 starts). He made his lone career playoff appearance in 2021 with the Trail Blazers during a first round series against Denver.

The North Carolina native was selected by Portland with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft before being traded to Sacramento on draft night. Giles III played one collegiate season (2016-17) at Duke University.

Windler appeared in eight games for the Lakers this season, averaging 1.5 points in 3.5 minutes. The 27-year-old also suited up in three contests for the South Bay Lakers, averaging 11.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 27.5 minutes.