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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 scored one point with one rebound and one assist in 20 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.
His playing time took a significant hit because of Jusuf Nurkic returning and the Blazers not using as many small-ball four and five lineups. He'll likely be in the same neighborhood for minutes on Monday. Apr 23 - 1:22 AM

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Moe Harkless scored a team-high 15 points in 29 minutes vs. the Warriors on Wednesday, making 5-of-14 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with one 3-pointer.

Harkless also grabbed eight rebounds with one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers. He started the game hot but quickly cooled off, and his team-high designation was purely the result of his teammates' inefficiency -- Portland shot a brutal 33.3 percent from the field. It's difficult to guess which Blazers' forward will play well on any given night.
Apr 20 - 1:37 AM

Moe Harkless scored 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting through 35 minutes as a starter during Sunday's 121-109 Game 1 loss to the Warriors.

The shooting wasn't all that pretty, but Harkless still found a way to be effective with one triple, one assist, two steals and a block. Al-Farouq Aminu was a no-show off the bench, recording just three rebounds and two turnovers in 23 scoreless minutes off the bench, and Allen Crabbe was equally ineffective with just three points (1-of-5 FGs, 0-of-2 FTs), one 3-pointer, two boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes. These guys need to do more for Portland to have a chance during Game 2.
Apr 16 - 7:23 PM

Moe Harkless returned from a rest day to finish Wednesday's home loss with 11 points on 5-of-6 field goals and 1-of-5 free throws, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

Harkless came in shooting 35.1 percent from deep, and he has a contract bonus of $500k if he finishes the regular season above 35.0 percent. Unsurprisingly, he did not attempt a 3-pointer tonight -- he said before that if the game were on the line with his team down three points, he would "pump fake it and try to draw a foul." With Portland's playoff seeding already determined and nothing at stake tonight, that was the logical answer.
Apr 13 - 1:30 AM

Moe Harkless will return to action vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Al-Farouq Aminu will rest tonight, as coach Terry Stotts continues to stagger DNP-CDs for his primary players down the stretch.
Apr 12 - 8:50 PM

Moe Harkless was a healthy scratch on Monday vs. the Spurs.

While Harkless wasn't on the injury report, this was likely just a rest day for the athletic forward -- he had some trouble with a calf issue earlier this season. Barring a surprise, Harkless should be back in the rotation on Wednesday vs. the Lakers.
Apr 11 - 12:53 AM

Moe Harkless managed just two points, three rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes in Tuesday's loss at Utah.

Harkless was held in check by the NBA's top scoring defense, so it isn't terribly shocking that he struggled. He will look to bounce back in Thursday's game against the Timberwolves. He was able to hit seven of his 10 shots in Monday's game in Minnesota, so fantasy owners should see a nice bounce back when the Wolves come calling.
Apr 5 - 1:03 AM

Moe Harkless scored 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

The Blazers are playing a lot of small ball with Jusuf Nurkic (leg) out and it's certainly benefitting Harkless. He had 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Suns on Saturday, but if tonight was any indication, he could be ready to go on a run. He was a top-75 player in standard leagues for the first few months of the season, and with three more games on the schedule this week, he's definitely worth deploying.
Apr 3 - 10:13 PM

Moe Harkless scored 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

Coach Terry Stotts loves Harkless' defense and he gained a ton of points for how he defended James Harden earlier this week. Harkless may have also been at his best earlier this season when Al-Farouq Aminu was out because Harkless had to play some four, but now there should also be minutes at the four again due to some depth issues. Harkless should be owned in standard leagues, especially with five games next week.
Apr 2 - 12:29 AM

Moe Harkless, who hadn't scored more than eight points in six straight games, hit 8-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, six rebounds, two steals and three blocks in Thursday's big 117-110 win over the Rockets.

He also played incredible defense against James Harden, prompting coach Terry Stotts to say "I thought he was very conscientious" after the game. Harkless has been really bad for a couple weeks now and the 17 points are the most he's scored since he had 18 on March 4. Noah Vonleh was very quiet tonight and Harkless looked fantastic against the Rockets, but he's still not the most trustworthy player around. The 32 minutes he got tonight were his most since he played 33 on March 11, and he only played 14 minutes on Tuesday. Harkless may have been dropped in your league recently and there were good reasons for that happening. Just keep an eye on him and if he does this again against the Suns on Saturday, then think about grabbing him for next week.
Mar 31 - 1:11 AM

Moe Harkless played 18 minutes with six points, two rebounds and two assists against the Knicks on Thursday.

He's not playing noteworthy power forward minutes anymore and Harkless will have to be at the mercy of coach Terry Stotts' matchup moves. Harkless is a drop candidate in standard leagues now that Noah Vonleh is getting consistent minutes.
Mar 24 - 12:53 AM

Moe Harkless couldn't build on Saturday's solid performance, chipping in just two points, five rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 29 minutes on Sunday.

Harkless also committed two turnovers and five personal fouls tonight. The Blazers tried to post him up a few times but he just couldn't get going, and this marks the fourth time in five games that he's attempted four or fewer field goals. There's no reason to own him at this point, especially with Evan Turner back in the rotation.
Mar 19 - 9:44 PM

Moe Harkless scored 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

Since Evan Turner went down, Harkless' playing time actually hasn't changed too much. He's been somewhat quiet this month with previous March averages of 8.5 points, 3.9 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 treys -- he did make just 46 percent from the line this month. Harkless is more of a fit guy in fantasy depending on what your team needs.
Mar 18 - 9:14 PM

Moe Harkless had just three points, three assists and one rebound in 19 minutes of action on Wednesday.

Harkless did have one steal and one 3-pointer, so it wasn't a total loss for roto owners, but he's trending down in a hurry. Over his past three games, the 23-year-old forward is averaging just 3.0 points in 21.0 minutes. He'll have sporadic big games, but is hard to trust while Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe are all healthy. It doesn't help that Evan Turner (hand) is nearing a return.
Mar 16 - 12:44 AM

Moe Harkless hit just 1-of-3 shots in 20 minutes for four points and zero rebounds in a 100-77 loss to the Pelicans.

Harkless had been struggling, then showed signs of coming back over the weekend, and has now disappeared again in two straight games. When you add it all up, he's averaging just 7.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and not much else on 55 percent shooting over his last five games. He's tough to start right now and we're still reeling from his five-game week getting ruined by a wet floor last week, but Harkless could get hot again at any time. He's not a must-start player, but he's also probably too effective to be sitting on waivers in many leagues.
Mar 14 - 10:26 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