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Moe Harkless | Guard/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: St. John's
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Moe Harkless said that the trade sending him from Orlando to Portland was exactly what he needed.
"It’s exactly what I needed," said Harkless of the trade. "I’m thankful for the Magic for sending me here and I’m thankful for Portland for wanting me here, to give me the opportunity." Harkless is going to have a lot of opportunity in Portland with Al-Farouq Aminu being his only real competition for playing time. However, it'll be tough for him to get much more than 20 minutes per game, so he's not likely to emerge as a viable asset in standard fantasy leagues. Jul 16 - 4:14 PM
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The Trail Blazers officially acquired Moe Harkless from the Magic on Tuesday.

In exchange, Portland send Orlando a 2020 second-round pick which is protected from picks 31-55. It's hard to understand why the Magic, a rebuilding team, were willing to jettison the 22-year-old Harkless for such a bottom-of-the-barrel selection, but all credit is due to Blazers GM Neil Olshey. Harkless will earn minutes behind Al-Farouq Aminu this season but he's not worth targeting in fantasy drafts.
Jul 15 - 1:12 AM

The Magic traded Moe Harkless to the Trail Blazers for a second-round pick on Sunday.

It's a low-risk gamble for the Blazers, who pick up another intriguing young talent who can continue to develop behind starting SF Al-Farouq Aminu. The 22-year-old Harkless needs to fix his jumper before providing any fantasy value -- he shot just 39.9 percent last season and was a combined 10-of-56 from downtown.
Jul 12 - 6:44 PM

Moe Harkless is eager for a fresh start with new head coach Scott Skiles because of his emphasis on defense.

"Coming into the league, my goal was to be on an All-Defensive Team and that’s still one of my goals," Harkless said. "With Scott Skiles coming in and his emphasis on defense, I definitely think he can teach me a lot and help develop me to be that guy. It’s definitely something I’m willing and able to do. I’m looking forward to working with him and learning from him." Harkless' playing time decreased rapidly last season, and he only appeared in 45 games. He has a shot to earn a larger role in Skiles' system, but he will have his work cut out for him in order to pop up on the fantasy radar.
Jun 7 - 11:59 AM

Moe Harkless scored two points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

The good news is he played big minutes with Tobias Harris (ankle) out, but he only had six shots from the field and missed both attempts from the line. Harkless is just not an offensive player, so he won't be able to have many lines like his 18-point game from Wednesday.
Mar 20 - 11:15 PM

Moe Harkless started for Tobias Harris (ankle) on Wednesday and hit 8-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 18 points, six rebounds and four steals.

This was just his third game in double figures of the season, and his second in his last seven. If Harris is going to continue to miss time, give Harkless a look. New starter Dewayne Dedmon was also out with an ankle injury, which also helped the cause of Harkless. Channing Frye also started, but had just 11 points and one rebound in 23 minutes.
Mar 19 - 1:16 AM

Moe Harkless will start against the Mavs on Wednesday night.

It will be his second start of the season. In his first start, Harkless scored two points with two boards, four assists and two turnovers on 1-of-7 shooting. He's not someone to trust tonight.
Mar 18 - 7:43 PM

Moe Harkless scored four points, seven rebounds, two steals and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

He attempted two 3-pointers tonight, which probably isn't the prudent move for a guy who's made just 17.5 percent from deep this season. Harkless saw a big increase in playing time with the Magic a little short on the wing, but it's hard to buy into it based on only playing six minutes on Wednesday. He still can be kept on the wire in just about all leagues.
Mar 13 - 11:12 PM

Moe Harkless followed up Sunday's big game with just two points in 16 minutes on Tuesday, making 1-of-6 shots with four boards, two assists and one turnover.

Harkless started the second half on Sunday but that was a temporary move, and he would have played even fewer minutes tonight if the score didn't get out of hand in the second half. With a limited bench role and a poor usage rate of 13.5 percent, there's nothing to like about Harkless' season outlook.
Mar 10 - 9:35 PM

Moe Harkless started the second half of Sunday's game vs. Boston, finishing with an impressive 14 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes.

Starting PF Channing Frye was ineffective but Harkless' promotion is a temporary move that doesn't improve his rest-of-season outlook. He was averaging 1.0 points in his previous three games and has been a frequent victim of DNP-CDs, so don't take the bait after tonight's random outburst. He also battled cramps in the second half but didn't seem concerned after the game, so we're leaving him off the injury report.
Mar 8 - 9:38 PM

The Magic are looking for a first-round pick for a talented young player for Moe Harkless.

Good luck with that. Harkless has been a DNP-CD even when the Magic are not at full strength and he really can't do much on offense from beyond three feet. Harkless might be dealt, but it won't be for a first rounder.
Feb 18 - 5:57 PM

The Magic are reportedly willing to trade Moe Harkless for a minimal return.

Harkless' minutes have trended down in Orlando for three straight seasons, which says something considering the team is currently in the rebuilding process. Orlando clearly doesn't view him as a long-term part of the franchise, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him moved before the deadline. While he is currently not worth owning in most leagues as a member of the Magic, he could provide some value as a steals specialist in deep leagues if he lands in the right situation. Stay tuned.
Feb 17 - 3:43 PM

Moe Harkless barely stepped on the court vs. Chicago on Sunday, finishing without any points or stats to his credit in less than one minute of action.

Interim coach James Borrego may not last the season and Harkless' role could change if another coach takes the reins in Orlando, but at the moment he's un-ownable in standard leagues.
Feb 8 - 11:37 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
3Phil Pressey
SG1Gerald Henderson
2C.J. McCollum
3Allen Crabbe
4Pat Connaughton
5Daniel Diez
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Mike Miller
PF1Ed Davis
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
4Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Chris Kaman
3Brendan Haywood