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Moe Harkless | Guard/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: St. John's
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Moe Harkless will be on Orlando's inactive list for Wednesday's game.
Tobias Harris is expected to return from his ankle injury, bumping Harkless out of the rotation, so Jacque Vaughn pulled him from the active roster. Given his string of DNP-CDs this year, there's no reason to own Harkless in any league. Jan 21 - 6:18 PM

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Moe Harkless returned to the Magic rotation on Saturday due to the absence of Tobias Harris (ankle), finishing with six points, two boards and one steal in 19 minutes.

He has disappeared this season and picked up four more DNP-CD's in a row prior to Saturday's game. There isn't any indication as to whether or not Harris will miss any more action, but there is no reason to consider Harkless outside of ridiculously deep leagues.
Jan 11 - 12:22 PM

Moe Harkless has earned an increased role with the Magic, according to head coach Jacque Vaughn.

After five consecutive DNP-CD's, Harkless has seen an average of 12.5 minutes over the Magic's last two games and it's something he and Vaughn have had conversations about. Speaking of those conversations, Vaughn said they were, "geared towards accepting your responsibility of your profession. This is what you signed up for, and there's no guarantee there's minutes for you. You earn those minutes." While Harkless may be earning more minutes, his production of 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in those two games should keep him on fantasy waiver wires.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Moe Harkless hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points, two rebounds and four assists over 27 minutes in a start for Tobias Harris (calf) on Monday against the Cavs.

Harris is day-to-day the best we can tell and Harkless has a spotty history in fantasy leagues. Orlando injury reporting is among the worst in the league, but unless we hear that Harris' injury is serious (and we haven't), then there's no real reason to look at Harkless outside of DFS leagues.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Moe Harkless will start next to Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Channing Frye and Nikola Vucevic on Monday against the Cavs.

It probably has a lot to do with the matchup against LeBron James. Harkless could have a decent game, but avoiding foul trouble will be paramount for his success. He's a risky plug-and-play, but there is at least some upside here. Willie Green will come off the bench.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Maurice Harkless made his season debut on Saturday with seven points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block off the bench.

Harkless was surprisingly given DNP-CDs in Orlando's first two games, without a clear explanation from coach Jacque Vaughn, but he played the second-most minutes of any reserve on Saturday. His across-the-board contributions should at least keep him in the rotation for Tuesday's game in Chicago, but we're taking a wait-and-see approach to his fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Moe Harkless was the odd-man out in Orlando's rotation on Tuesday, picking up a surprising DNP-CD.

It was difficult to see this disappearing act coming, as Harkless averaged 26 minutes during the preseason. He was somehow benched in favor of veterans Willie Green and Luke Ridnour, a trend which isn't likely to continue for long. Fantasy owners should cut him without compunction, but he's worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Contrary to a previous report, Moe Harkless will come off the bench on Tuesday with Evan Fournier starting in place of injured Victor Oladipo (facial fracture).

Harkless was initially listed as a starter, with Fournier off the bench, but that's not the case. He should still carve out a solid role off the bench, but playing time may become scarce once Oladipo gets back on the court. He's a low-end option at best in typical fantasy leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Moe Harkless' fourth-year contract option was picked up by the Magic on Sunday, keeping him in Orlando through the 2015-16 season.

The Magic are hoping that their 6'9" SF will take a big leap this season, after averaging 7.4 points, 0.7 threes, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks in 24 minutes per game last year. His 3-point range and defensive potential make him an intriguing fantasy option, though his upside is limited with Tobias Harris cutting into his minutes at SF.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 03:44:00 PM

Maurice Harkless is feeling more confident than ever heading into his third NBA season.

"Back in the day, Kyle [O'Quinn] and (former Magic point guard) Jameer [Nelson] used to call me 'Bambi.' Now, they think I’m a full-grown deer,’’ Harkless said. "It’s like night and day for me now. Back then [as a rookie in the 2012-13 season], I was timid because it was my first time ever to play at this level... But now with a lot more experience, I feel a lot more confident about everything." Harkless' limited offensive game limits his fantasy value greatly, so while he may be more confident now, he's still not someone to target in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Moe Harkless said his focus this summer was on his shooting, ball-handling, agility and his finishing around the rim.

He's a very below-average offensive player, so he apparently knows it. Harkless attempted over half of his shots at the rim last season and only made 32.0 percent on his jumpers, which is actually way up from his woeful 21.2 percent in his rookie season. Fantasy owners can ignore him in most leagues.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Maurice Harkless will not play with Puerto Rico in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball this summer.

Harkless had been set to suit up for Team Puerto Rico, but has decided to concentrate on preparing for the 2014-15 season instead. "He wants to focus on the Magic and getting ready for his most important season to date," Harkless' agent Happy Walters said. Harkless only averaged 7.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24.4 minutes per game during the 2013-14 season, so his fantasy value is limited to the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 01:56:00 PM

Moe Harkless got 38 minutes and had 14 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

Tobias Harris played just 10 minutes and had six points and one rebound, while Victor Oladipo played just 17 minutes and scored four points. We thought they'd give Oladipo more run in the final game of his rookie season, but the Magic were allocating minutes as if they were resting guys for the playoffs. Which couldn't be further from reality.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 09:28:00 PM

Moe Harkless was effective in his 24 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday, scoring 17 points with four boards, two assists and three 3-pointers.

He made all of his attempts from deep tonight and raised his season shooting to 39.2 percent from that range. Harkless' jumper is one of the worst in the NBA based on looks alone, but he's somehow figured out how to get free for clean looks. Last season, he was just an at-the-rim guy, but he's developed quite a bit this season. Still, he's not quite worth owning in standard leagues.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Maurice Harkless scored 14 points in 37 minutes vs. the Raptors on Sunday, marking his first double-digit performance in the past four games.

He knocked down 6-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer, while adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. Harkless has emerged as a sneaky mid-round value over the past month, averaging 9.2 points, 1.0 threes, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. Paul Millsap and Wes Johnson are the only guys averaging at least one 3-pointer, steal and block on the season, which is worth remembering on draft day next season.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 08:37:00 PM