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Moe Harkless | Guard/Forward | #4

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: St. John's
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Moe Harkless (knee) will not play in Game 4 against the Pelicans on Saturday.
Even though Evan Turner will be out there, it's bad news for the Blazers that they won't have Harkless. The Blazers need some additional ball handlers to help out the backcourt, so we may see some extra Shabazz Napier to take pressure off Damian Lillard. Apr 21 - 3:30 PM

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Moe Harkless (knee) is questionable for Game 4 against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He did not play well in Thursday's loss and he took a step back. Perhaps he's dealing with soreness from his surgery last month. If Harkless can't go and Evan Turner is limited, Pat Connaughton and Shabazz Napier will play more.
Apr 20 - 3:18 PM

Moe Harkless is getting the start for Game 3 against the Pelicans on Thursday.

In case you missed it, Evan Turner (toe) is out tonight. Harkless doesn't have a hard cap for his minutes, but his playing time will be monitored in his second game back from injury. Harkless was one of the Blazers' best players in March and he was a big part of their winning streak, so expect him to get all the minutes he can handle.
Apr 19 - 8:47 PM

Blazers coach Terry Stotts is considering lineup changes for Game 3 vs. the Pelicans on Thursday.

Moe Harkless could shift into the starting five but Stotts' decision is complicated by a strict minute-limit after Harkless' recent arthroscopic knee surgery. "We didn't want to overload his minutes [in Game 2]," Stotts said. "I wanted to be able to save his minutes in case we wanted to finish the game with him. If he played 6 to 8 minutes to start the game, that's it for the half." Anyone building DFS lineups for Thursday should keep a close eye on Portland's lineup, especially with Evan Turner (toe) questionable to suit up.
Apr 18 - 10:09 PM

Moe Harkless returned from a 10-game absence after minor knee surgery and hit all five of his shots, including a 3-pointer, for 11 points, five rebounds and a block in Tuesday's Game 2 home loss to the Pelicans.

Harkless could be in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 3, or may come off the bench. Either way, he gave the Blazers a boost, although it wasn't big enough. After two home losses, the Blazers' backs are against the wall with the next two games in New Orleans, who has a 2-0 lead in the series.
Apr 18 - 1:12 AM

The Blazers are expected to start the same five players in Game 2 that they started in Game 1. 1

That means Moe Harkless, who is available after knee surgery, will come off the bench and Al-Farouq Aminu, Evan Turner, Jusuf Nurkic, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum should be Portland's starters tonight.
Apr 17 - 10:28 PM

Moe Harkless (knee) is available for Game 2 vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday.

Harkless made a speedy recovery after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in late March. There's no word on any restrictions yet, but coach Terry Stotts usually keeps that information close to his chest.
Apr 17 - 8:29 PM

Moe Harkless (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Harkless, who had arthroscopic knee surgery in late March, has been making progress and was able to participate in portions of Monday's light practice. We should have an update on his status for Game 2 following Tuesday morning's shootaround.
Apr 17 - 9:20 AM

Moe Harkless (knee) went through portions of Monday's light practice and his status for Game 2 hasn't yet been determined.

The doctor who performed Harkless' surgery was present during the practice, and the fact that he hasn't been ruled out for Tuesday's game is encouraging. Beat writer Casey Holdahl notes that it's "very possible [Harkless] doesn't play in Game 2," but we should know more after Portland's shootaround.
Apr 16 - 4:13 PM

Moe Harkless (knee) ran with resistance bands after Sunday's practice, but his status for Game 2 remains unclear.

The Blazers continue to say Harkless is "progressing" but they won't play him until he's fully confident in his surgically-repaired left knee. We've yet to hear about him practicing or taking contact, so it seems unlikely he'll return to the lineup on Tuesday, but we'll know for sure very soon.
Apr 16 - 2:15 PM

Moe Harkless (arthroscopic knee surgery) has been ruled out for Game 1 vs. the Pelicans.

It sounds like he's getting closer and he is scheduled to be re-evaluated within the next couple days. Harkless was given a three-week timetable back on March 27, so there's a chance we could see him in this series. He was playing really well before the injury and could be an X-factor on both ends for the Blazers.
Apr 13 - 3:55 PM

Moe Harkless (arthroscopic knee surgery) could return as soon as the middle of next week.

The Blazers won't play Harkless until he is "comfortable and confident" in the health of his left knee, but he's still on his original three-week timetable. He was playing his best ball of the season prior to getting hurt, and Portland will get a nice boost if he does return in the first round vs. New Orleans.
Apr 12 - 1:18 AM

Maurice Harkless (knee) will be re-evaluated in two weeks after left knee surgery on Wednesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

That means he's out for the rest of the regular season, but Woj adds Harkless could be back in 2-3 weeks. He's been dealing with a knee injury for a good portion of this month, and he only needed arthroscopic surgery today. With him out, Evan Turner will likely start while Shabazz Napier, Zach Collins and Pat Connaughton could get more run, too.
Mar 28 - 4:48 PM

Blazers forward Moe Harkless will undergo an arthroscopy Wednesday in Portland to remove a loose body in his left knee, it was announced by Neil Olshey on Tuesday.

A timeline for Harkless's return will be determined following Wednesday's procedure and it's a real shame, as he was playing well. With Harkless now out indefinitely, Evan Turner will be leaned on heavily going forward, along with Al-Farouq Aminu, who's also been playing very well.
Mar 27 - 10:31 PM

Moe Harkless (sore left knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

Harkless initially tweaked his left knee back on March 1 and went on to miss three straight games, and it appears that same knee has swelled up on him again. Hopefully, the Blazers are just playing it safe with Harkless on the frontend of a back-to-back set, but with him out tonight, Evan Turner should find his way back into the starting five and he could be a streamer option with what should be an uptempo matchup against the Pelicans.
Mar 27 - 4:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Pat Connaughton
3C.J. Wilcox
4Brandon Rush
SF1Evan Turner
2Moe Harkless
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard
5Georgios Papagiannis