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Harry Giles thanks Rip City for his "short but sweet" time with Blazers

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The NBA offseason moves continue, and while Trail Blazers fans have been sharing their excitement and handing out predictions about this upcoming season all over social media, one player said his goodbyes to Rip City on Twitter this week.

Twenty-three old big man Harry Giles is heading to L.A.

After signing with the Trail Blazers last Nov., and spending last season with Portland, Giles agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Giles was selected by the Trail Blazers as the No. 20 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft before his draft rights were later traded to the Sacramento Kings on Draft night.

Last season, the North Carolina native played in just 38 games for the Blazers, averaging 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. But he was quickly becoming a fan favorite after his effort and performance in the first two preseason games against his former team, the Sacramento Kings.


Before sharing his excitement on Twitter about joining the Clippers, Giles took time to thank Trail Blazers fans, saying “Thank You Portland! It felt good to be back with the team who originally drafted me. It was short but sweet! #ripcity  always got love for PDX!”

For Giles’ career, he holds averages of 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game. 

Good luck in LA, Harry!