A pair of former Duke basketball teammates are teaming up once again

Duke basketball teammates Harry Giles and Luke Kennard (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball teammates Harry Giles and Luke Kennard (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Two former Duke basketball teammates are reuniting on the basketball court. 

It was a magical season when Luke Kennard and Harry Giles shared the floor for the Duke basketball program in 2016-17, and the two are getting back together at the NBA level.

According to Shams Charania, Giles will sign a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Clippers for one year, but the contract is non-guaranteed.

Giles was the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after leaving Duke after one season and experiencing a host of knee injuries and surgeries prior to stepping on the floor in Durham.

The last time Kennard and Giles were on the same team, the Blue Devils became the first team in ACC history to win four games in four days to win the ACC Tournament Championship.

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Harry Giles came to Duke out of Oak Hill Academy (Va.) as the top player in the high school class, but because of the injuries, he was limited to just 26 games and averaged 3.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

The former Blue Devil began his career in Sacramento with the Kings where he spent three seasons, two on the court, before playing with the Portland Trail Blazers last year.

In his three seasons on the floor in the NBA, Giles has played in 142 games, in which he averaged 5.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.

Los Angeles Clippers hoping for two former Duke basketball players to help fill void

It has been a tough offseason for the Clippers after learning All-Star Kawhi Leonard will miss the majority of the regular season after suffering an ACL tear in the postseason.

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Los Angeles will lean on players such as Luke Kennard and Harry Giles to help Paul George shoulder the load to try and push the Clippers to the playoffs and hope for the eventual return of Leonard to the court.

Harry Giles will make his Los Angeles Clippers debut on October 21 as the Clippers travel to face the Golden State Warriors to begin the 2021-22 season.

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