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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 has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Trail Blazers on a four-year deal in the $40 million range.
Harkless had some bright moments when he was moved into the starting lineup during the 2015-16 season, putting in averages of 11.9 points, 6.6 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block through 14 games as a starter, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of role he earns with the Blazers during his second year in Portland. He does have a lot of competition for minutes with Al-Farouq Aminu, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh, but after starting every game for Portland during the post-season, he'll make for an intriguing late-round gamble in deep leagues. Jul 26 - 4:42 PM

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Moe Harkless is reportedly not close on a deal with the Trail Blazers, according to his agent Happy Walters.

This could be a negotiating tactic by Walters, but he said the two sides have had no movement in the last few days. It would be a surprise to see the restricted free agent playing with another team in 2016-17 as Harkless has said he'd like to re-sign with Portland, but it doesn't sound like a contract with the Trail Blazers is imminent.
Source: CSN NW
Jul 19 - 1:44 PM

Moe Harkless's agent said that they're in "no rush" to sign a contract, but added that Harkless is considering taking Portland's qualifying offer in order to become an unrestricted free agent next year.

Harkless has received interest from the Pistons, Wizards, Bulls, Lakers and Mavericks but it doesn't sound like he's received an offer he likes. Greg Monroe went the qualifying offer route two years ago and was rewarded with a three-year, max-deal when he hit the open market. Harkless clearly isn't a max contract kind of player, but perhaps he could earn some extra money by delaying his free agency until 2017 when the salary cap is set to spike again.
Jul 10 - 4:06 PM

The Pistons, Wizards, Bulls, Lakers and Mavericks are interested in restricted free agent Moe Harkless.

The Blazers could match offers and a lot will depend on what happens with unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons. The Lakers would be a great landing spot for Harkless and they have the most money to throw at Harkless, who earned the starting nod in the 2016 postseason. Harkless improved his efficiency after the break and played better on defense, but having coach Terry Stotts calling the shots helped him. At age 23, he should be looking at a nice payday after the big-name wings come off the board.
Jun 30 - 8:31 PM

Portland has extended a qualifying offer to Moe Harkless.

Harkless will be a restricted free agent this offseason, but he's said that he would prefer to re-sign with the Trail Blazers as he "loved" playing for Terry Stotts. Harkless showed flashes during the 2015-16 season, but inconsistency remains an issue. It'll be interesting to see what kind of deal Harkless can command on the open market with the salary cap set to skyrocket to $94 million.
Source: CSN NW
Jun 29 - 12:33 PM

Moe Harkless said he "loved" playing for Terry Stotts.

This jibes with what Harkless previously stated regarding his desire to return to Portland. "He's done a great job of playing guys to their strength and just letting guys just go play and putting confidence in everybody. That's huge," Harkless said. Despite hoping to re-sign with the Blazers, it's not a lock that Moe Butta is back given he's established brand new appeal on the free agent market.
Jun 6 - 9:20 AM

Moe Harkless said that he would like to return to Portland next season.

The forward made a huge impact for the Blazers in the final months of the season and should get a sizable raise in restricted free agency. He averaged 8.5 points, 4.5 boards, 0.9 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.6 3-pointers in 21.6 minutes per game after the All-Star break, shooting 47.2 percent from the field. If the Blazers don't add any depth to their frontcourt, Harkless could have a nice role next season.
May 14 - 12:20 PM

Terry Stotts said that Moe Harkless (hip) will be fine for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Harkless was only on the floor for 17 minutes during Game 4, but Stotts said that the limited minutes were a byproduct of the game, and had nothing to do with the health of Harkless' bruised hip. He's not going to be a great DFS target Wednesday night.
May 10 - 6:49 PM

Moe Harkless (hip) scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

The hip issue isn't necessarily why his minutes were down. Harkless struggled on offense while the Blazers continue to look better with Allen Crabbe at the three. Harkless' price on most DFS sites is a little high right now.
May 10 - 1:54 AM

Moe Harkless (hip) is listed as the starter for Monday night against the Warriors.

We've seen Terry Stotts pull a fast one, but chances are Harkless will be out there for the tip. Allen Crabbe and Gerald Henderson should still get minutes, especially Crabbe based on how great he was on Saturday.
May 9 - 10:24 PM

Coach Terry Stotts said Moe Harkless (hip) "is available" Monday for Game 4 against the Warriors.

Could this be a hint to the starting lineup? Whatever the case, Harkless hasn't looked great and struggled against Klay Thompson early on Saturday. It would appear Allen Crabbe might be the better DFS punt of the bunch. We'll be on the lookout for the starters, but expect Stotts to keep it a secret until close to tip.
May 9 - 8:52 PM

Moe Harkless (hip) is probable for Game 4 on Monday vs. Golden State.

Harkless reported feeling improvement in his hip, but it's not clear if he'll be limited or bumped from the starting rotation. If the Blazers decide to go in another direction, Gerald Henderson could draw the start in his place.
May 9 - 1:21 PM

Terry Stotts said that he will likely list Moe Harkless (hip) as probable for Monday's Game 4 against Golden State.

Harkless acknowledged that his bruised hip has been limiting him, but it doesn't sound like the injury will force him to miss any game-time action. That being said, Harkless only managed to get on the court for seven minutes during Saturday's Game 3 win, so he'll likely have a limited workload again during Game 4. He's not a great fantasy option.
May 8 - 3:06 PM

Moe Harkless admitted that his hip bruise is limiting him on the court.

"I think it’s limiting me," Harkless said after Saturday's Game 3 win. "I felt really slow out there today. The coaches saw that, they took me out, which I think was the right decision. Selfishly I would have liked to play. I am happy for our team, that was huge and I think that was big for myself, too." Harkless picked up the injury in Game 2 and was only able to play seven minutes in Game 3. The Blazers have had some success with Gerald Henderson and Allen Crabbe, so Harkless may not play much in Game 4 if his hip doesn't improve.
May 8 - 9:36 AM

Moe Harkless is dealing with hip pain from a bone bruise suffered in Game 2, but is expected to play on Monday.

He hasn't been playing well lately, so maybe this is why. If Harkless can't go, that would make Gerald Henderson an interesting DFS play. Harkless finished with three points, two steals and one 3-pointer.
May 7 - 11:30 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Evan Turner
2Jake Layman
3Luis Montero
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Meyers Leonard
4Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli