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Moe Harkless | Guard/Forward | #4

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: St. John's
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
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Moe Harkless cooled off on Monday vs. Sacramento with seven points (3-of-6 FGs), three rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes.
This looked like a regular-season dress rehearsal for the Blazers, so it's a good sign that Harkless started alongside Al-Farouq Aminu. This situation is still fluid, but Harkless made a strong case back on Sunday with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers in 22 minutes. He's on the board as a late-round pick for his upside in rebounds, steals, blocks and triples. Oct 10 - 12:31 AM

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Moe Harkless didn't miss a beat on Sunday, hitting 6-of-6 shots with two 3-pointers to finish with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers in 22 minutes.

Caleb Swanigan started at PF today with Al-Farouq Aminu at SF, but this is a fluid situation -- Harkless actually took over for Aminu at SF after halftime. There's a very good chance Harkless opens the season as a starter, but even if he comes off the bench his minutes are safe. His ability to contribute 3-pointers and defensive stats gives him sneaky fantasy value, especially if he can improve his career 59.6 percent FT shooting.
Oct 8 - 7:08 PM

Moe Harkless scored six points with one assist, one block and one steal in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

His foot issue from last month looks to be behind him after getting 11 minutes on Tuesday. Harkless is the heavy favorite to start at the three and he doesn't really have much competition for his minutes, so he has an excellent chance to average at least one block, steal and trey while scoring in double figures. He's a name to remember at the end of drafts after the popular sleepers come off the board.
Oct 6 - 12:37 AM

Moe Harkless (left foot) will play in Tuesday's preseason game against Phoenix.

Harkless sat out Sunday's scrimmage with a minor foot issue, but he's been practicing in full so this shouldn't be anything that affects him during the regular season. He will, however, likely be playing on a minutes limit in Tuesday's exhibition.
Oct 2 - 5:23 PM

Moe Harkless (left foot) sat out Sunday's scrimmage.

Harkless is dealing with a minor foot strain, but head coach Terry Stotts said he anticipates Harkless being available for Tuesday's preseason game against the Suns, so we wouldn't read much into him sitting out a scrimmage. While he doesn't have the highest upside, Harkless is a guy that can offer you a little bit of everything without hurting you in any one area. He's worth a late-round flier on draft day.
Oct 1 - 5:53 PM

Moe Harkless (foot) was back at practice on Wednesday night.

He suffered a minor foot strain, but it sounds like he's good to go. After Al-Farouq Aminu played basically straight power forward last year, the Blazers are expected to shift him back to the three more, which means Harkless has something to play for this preseason. Still, Harkless' upside for defensive stats and potentially getting minutes in the high 20s makes him a player to watch as a late-round target.
Sep 28 - 4:27 PM

Moe Harkless is dealing with a left foot strain and did not practice on Wednesday.

There's no word on the severity, but it did bother him on Tuesday, as well. Harkless' role could expand this year with Allen Crabbe in Brooklyn and Noah Vonleh (shoulder) banged up, so a good camp could help him get minutes in the upper 20s. He's someone to watch as a possible last-round pick in standard leagues.
Sep 27 - 4:21 PM

Moe Harkless said he's in a "comfortable situation" with the Blazers.

He also quickly stated he's not worried about the trade rumors. "It doesn’t do anything for me to get involved with that," Harkless said. "If it happens, it happens." Now that Allen Crabbe is in Brooklyn, Harkless could be looking at a few more minutes at the three along with Evan Turner. When Harkless hit the 30-minute mark 39 times last year, he had better efficiency and a higher usage rate compared to the 39 times he did not get to 30 minutes. He's on the board as a late-round pick.
Aug 12 - 6:48 PM

ESPN's Ian Begley is reporting that Knicks and Blazers have had preliminary discussions about a trade involving Moe Harkless and draft picks.

Portland is well over the cap, with more than $132 million in guaranteed contracts on their ledger for the 2017-18 season. Thus, the Blazers may be willing to trade away one of their three first-round picks (they have the 15th, 20th and 26th picks in the 2017 draft) to shed salary. Portland would probably prefer to trade away Evan Turner or Meyers Leonard as opposed to Harkless, but it makes sense that the Knicks would like to land Harkless, a New York native. It is unknown what NY may be willing to offer in return.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 2 - 11:42 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Isaiah Briscoe
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Evan Turner
3Pat Connaughton
4C.J. Wilcox
SF1Moe Harkless
2Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
3Noah Vonleh
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Zach Collins
3Meyers Leonard
4Ed Davis