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Potential No. 1 pick in 2017, Duke’s Harry Giles, undergoes third knee surgery in three years

FIBA U17 World Championships - Dubai

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - AUGUST 12: Harry Giles of the United States competes for the ball with Gen Hiraiwa of Japan during the FIBA U17 World Championships Group Match between Japan and United States of America at Al Shabab Club on August 12, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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Harry Giles has nearly everything you’d want in a No. 1 pick – size, athleticism, skill, motor – except healthy knees.

The Duke freshmen power forward underwent knee surgery, which is expected to sideline him six weeks. He also tore both ACLs in high school, making this his third knee surgery in three years.

Even if Giles returns completely healthy in six weeks and plays well throughout the season, there will still be major questions about his knees. Teams will be reluctant to draft a player whose body is already showing signs of breaking down. And it’s no guarantee Giles immediately clicks on the court as soon as he returns this year.

He has his work cut out for him, but he remains an intriguing 2017 draft prospect.

Finally, here’s the joke you saw coming: He’d be perfect for the 76ers.