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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 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

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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

Moe Harkless was quiet in 22 minutes vs. Phoenix on Sunday, scoring two points on 1-of-2 shooting with two assists, one rebound and one turnover.

To make matters worse, Harkless finished 0-of-4 from the free throw line tonight. Allen Crabbe cut into his role with an effective bench performance, posting seven points, five boards and two assists in 34 minutes of action. Evan Turner (hand) could return as soon as Mar. 18, presenting another hurdle for Harkless, but he's been good enough lately to give him a pass for tonight's dud.
Mar 12 - 11:51 PM

Moe Harkless filled it up against the Nets on Saturday with 18 points, two rebounds, three assists, three blocks, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He made 6-of-7 from the field, 4-of-5 from the line and didn't turn the ball over for this beautiful nine-cat line. He's peaking and it's coming at the perfect time with Evan Turner (hand) getting his cast off this weekend. In his last five games, Harkless averaged 13.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.2 treys in 35.0 minutes per game. He's not going to be this good, but Harkless seems like a player to ride for the next couple weeks.
Mar 5 - 1:19 AM

Moe Harkless scored 10 points with nine rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

His minutes are really high out of the gate in the second half, averaging 36.2 minutes per game with 12.0 points, 7.5 boards, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 treys in his last four. Harkless' playing time could be taking a hit once Evan Turner (hand) comes back later this month, so Harkless is more of a borderline guy to own right now.
Mar 3 - 2:15 AM

Moe Harkless played 38 minutes against the Magic on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

After getting just 25 minutes in his last game against the big Jazz lineup on Feb. 15, Harkless saw extended run against his former team. In fact, Harkless played 18 minutes at power forward tonight, which should be coming down once Al-Farouq Aminu is back. Still, Evan Turner (hand) is still in a cast, so Harkless is a hold in standard leagues.
Feb 23 - 10:24 PM

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

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

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