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Moe Harkless | Guard/Forward | #4

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: St. John's
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
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Moe Harkless hit 7-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, nine rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Monday's overtime 109-104 win over the Blazers.
Harkless had six offensive rebounds in this one and one of them helped the team reach overtime. Harkless was due for a big game after scoring eight or fewer points in his previous four games. His rebounding was key tonight, while the rest of his game was solid, and he clearly benefitted by the absence of Mason Plumlee tonight. However, once Jusuf Nurkic is ready and up to speed, Harkless could easily fall right back into his hole. This was Harkless' highest-scoring game since prior to Christmas, which is why we're not all that excited about it. Feb 14 - 1:53 AM

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Moe Harkless started for Evan Turner (hand) on Thursday, but hit just 2-of-5 shots for four points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a 120-111 loss to the Celtics.

Al-Farouq Aminu was on fire off the bench, while starters Harkless and Noah Vonleh were nearly invisible tonight. Harkless should get more opportunities in Turner's absence, but it's possible that it's Aminu who steps up and offers the most fantasy value going forward. The Blazers blew a 17-point lead in this one as Isaiah Thomas took over in the fourth quarter, as usual.
Feb 10 - 1:31 AM

Moe Harkless will start for Evan Turner (hand) against the Celtics on Thursday.

Coach Terry Stotts refused to reveal his guy, so that explains why it took so long to get word. Besides Harkless, Allen Crabbe should be getting some minutes. Plus, Pat Connaughton could be in the rotation. Harkless could be a solid add in standard leagues, assuming Stotts isn't worried about his calf.
Feb 9 - 10:34 PM

Moe Harkless is listed as the starting small forward for Thursday's game vs. Boston.

This is the Blazers we are talking about and they could certainly go in a different direction, but Harkless is the heavy favorite to start with Evan Turner expected to miss 5-6 weeks with a fractured right hand. Harkless was productive as a starter earlier this season with averages of 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.9 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.2 triples on 49.1 percent shooting from the field, so he should be on your radar.
Feb 9 - 11:42 AM

Moe Harkless scored eight points on 2-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, one block and one triple in 22 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday.

The big takeaway here is that Harkless is a candidate to move back into the starting lineup with Evan Turner expected to miss several weeks with a fractured right hand. Harkless doesn't hurt fantasy owners anywhere and averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.9 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.2 triples on 49.1 percent shooting from the field in 42 previous starts this season, so he should be firmly on your radar. Just keep in mind that the Blazers only play one more time this week.
Feb 7 - 11:34 PM

Moe Harkless scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and zero turnovers in 22 minutes off the bench.

It's not the most impressive stat line, but Harkless finished the game with a +/- rating of +6 and he gave Portland a nice defensive edge during the second half of action. Evan Turner didn't do much during his 26 minutes as a starter, turning in a negative +/- rating of -10 to go with eight points, three boards, two assists, one steal and two turnovers, and with Portland losing three of their past four games, Terry Stotts may be contemplating a lineup switch.
Feb 5 - 6:16 PM

Moe Harkless scored 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 28 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Hornets.

Don't be fooled by the increase in minutes, as Harkless played all 12 minutes in the fourth quarter in garbage time. To his credit, he outplayed Evan Turner and added five boards and three assists. Harkless was a top-60 player earlier this season, but he cooled off significantly after his calf injury. He's healthy again, so keep an eye on him in case he goes on a run.
Feb 1 - 12:47 AM

Moe Harkless (left calf) scored 10 points in 21 minutes off the bench on Sunday, making 5-of-9 shots with two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and just one turnover.

This is an encouraging return, but Harkless' value has nose-dived after a strong start to the season. In Portland's previous four games, he was averaging a mere 3.0 points on 22.7 percent shooting, with 1.5 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.0 blocks. As long as he's playing limited minutes behind starters Noah Vonleh and Evan Turner, owners shouldn't have trouble finding a more productive free agent.
Jan 30 - 12:15 AM

Moe Harkless (left calf) will play on Sunday.

Harkless is trending down, unfortunately, so despite his availability he's not a very desirable play tonight. Check back after the game to see how he fared.
Jan 29 - 7:21 PM

The Blazers have upgraded Moe Harkless (left calf) to probable for Sunday against the Warriors.

He was questionable earlier this afternoon. It's been Evan Turner stepping up in a big way in the last two wins, posting a 22.0 net rating in those 64 minutes. Harkless is likely going to have to earn his minutes back, especially with the Blazers playing better defense, as well. Harkless is trending down and Turner is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Jan 28 - 5:24 PM

Moe Harkless (calf) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Sunday.

The Blazers have won the last two games without Harkless, which has a lot to do with Evan Turner's improved play lately. Turner did already take over the starting job before Harkless started missing games, so this move to keep Harkless on the bench may stick. His owners may want to start weighing their options. Turner doesn't really have enough upside to be add, though.
Jan 28 - 4:44 PM

Moe Harkless (left calf) will not play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

This will be his second missed game in a row and his third in January. Harkless has been trying to play through this issue, but it affected his play and that might explain why he was benched in favor of Evan Turner. Turner gets the biggest bump, while Pat Connaughton could get a handful of minutes off the bench.
Jan 27 - 8:21 PM

Moe Harkless (left calf) is listed as questionable for Friday against the Grizzlies.

He's dealing with a nagging calf strain and was held out on Wednesday night. While the injury could be impacting his play, Harkless has mad just 22.7 percent from the field in his 19.5 minutes per game over his last four. He's trending down, so his owners can look at other options in shallower leagues. If he's out again, Evan Turner will benefit most while Pat Connaughton should be in the rotation.
Jan 26 - 6:00 PM

Moe Harkless (left calf strain) and Ed Davis (left wrist sprain) are out for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

Harkless hasn't looked right lately and it would appear his calf issue has lingered. With him out, we'll see plenty of Evan Turner, who has played really well lately. He's worth a look in deeper leagues, but a low upside makes him tough to grab in standard leagues.
Jan 25 - 9:22 PM

Moe Harkless was not effective against the Celtics on Saturday with two missed shots and one assist in 13 minutes off the bench.

He had to go to the locker room for a facial laceration and did return. Evan Turner actually looked great in the first unit and maybe coach Terry Stotts sticks with it. Turner's light playing time with 19 minutes on Friday could be for a number of reasons, but he is trending down a bit. We would still hold him in most standard-style leagues.
Jan 21 - 8:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Noah Vonleh
2Al-Farouq Aminu
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Meyers Leonard
3Ed Davis
4Festus Ezeli