April 11, 2019, 2:17 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless (rest) sat for the last game of the regular season against the Kings on Wednesday, but he hit a game-winner against the Lakers on Tuesday night so he ended his season on a strong note.
Although Harkless finished the season at top-160/140 value in 8/9-cat leagues overall, he was inside the top-90 value over the past two months. His primary value comes from defense, field goal percentage and turnovers. Expect Harkless to produce late-round value at the very least for the Blazers in the 2019-2020 season.
April 10, 2019, 2:05 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Maurice Harkless nailed a buzzer-beater to seal a 104-101 road win against the Lakers on Tuesday, and he also had a season-high 26 points in his 34 minutes.
But that wasn't all for Harkless. He had eight rebounds, four blocks and a three on great efficiency (9-for-14 FGs, 7-8 FTs). He's as inconsistent as they come stat-wise, but Harkless can really go off in multiple categories when it's going his way. Give him a look in Wednesday's season finale if you need a wildcard.
April 9, 2019, 8:22 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless has been removed from the official NBA injury report ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Lakers.
Harkless sustained the injury on Sunday against the Nuggets and was unable to return to the game playing just 22 minutes. The Blazers are trying to secure the fourth spot in the Western conference so they don’t have the luxury to rest him and it’s likely that he plays tonight.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 8, 2019, 12:51 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless (left hip tightness) was unable to return to Sunday's game against the Nuggets and finished with four points and five rebounds in 22 minutes.
Harkless was questionable but didn't end up coming back. At least it wasn't his knees again. Harkless is a fine bet for threes, steals and blocks over the final two games of his season, but there is potential for duds like this even when he doesn't get hurt mid-game.
April 4, 2019, 1:37 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless flashed his defense on Wednesday with four steals and one block in a win over the Blazers.
He also had 11 points, three rebounds and three assists on 5-of-7 shooting. Harkless will be a key factor for this team if they want to make it out of the first round of the playoffs and make a run. He provides a nice defensive complement to Damian Lillard, who had 20 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in this one.
March 30, 2019, 9:50 pmMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless double-doubled with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks over 26 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Pistons.
Harkless is generally, but not always productive when getting minutes, and he also has plenty of injury risk. Though the Blazers are both fighting for seeding and already playing with house money, it could make sense for them to give him some rest so watch out. Still, he's been rolling at a mid-round level lately with a big edge in 9-cat leagues.
March 27, 2019, 10:18 pmMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless dropped a dud in Wednesday's win over the Bulls, going 1-for-8 from the floor in 20 minutes of action to finish with four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Harkless likely would've had a better line had this one not been a blowout, though with the way his shot was off tonight that's not a sure thing. He's been a steady source of threes, steals and blocks lately (top-85/55 in 8/9-cat over the last two weeks) so keep rolling with him despite tonight's disappointing outing.
March 21, 2019, 1:42 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 25 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.
Harkless can pop off like this pretty much at any time but he also has a well-known knee issue that might be prime for games off. With no action until Saturday it just adds to the risk profile, but with production like this and C.J. McCollum out there's a lot to like.
March 19, 2019, 1:09 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Maurice Harkless scored 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting while adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer on Monday.
Harkless came up big for Portland on the defensive end tonight and props to you if you streamed him. The Blazers play again on Wednesday and Sunday so it'll be hard to incorporate him as a streamer.
March 16, 2019, 2:09 pmMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless (left knee) is not on the injury report for Saturday against the Spurs.
Harkless missed the first game of Portland's back-to-back set this weekend but it looks like a preventative measure more than a new injury, which is great to see. Harkless has been a middle-round player over the last few weeks and should be rostered in all formats.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 3:06 pmMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Maurice Harkless is out for Friday's game against the Pelicans with a left knee injury.
It seems like Harkless will sit out one game of any back-to-back set, so this seems like a precautionary move. Jake Layman might be a sneaky play for this one, but Harkless should be back in action on Saturday.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
March 14, 2019, 6:07 pmMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless (left knee) is being listed as questionable ahead of Friday's game against the Pelicans.
Here we go again? Harkless was a non-factor for most of the first half of the year because of persistent knee problems, but he's been able to return middle-round numbers over the last few weeks. Jake Layman is likely to move into the starting five in Harkless can't play tomorrow, and if he misses any time and comes back on a minutes restriction that might spell the end of his standard-league relevance despite a promising stretch.
Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter
March 13, 2019, 1:12 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless turned in another serviceable fantasy line with six points, four rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 27 minutes on Tuesday night.
Harkless is in a very strange spot as a fantasy asset. He was largely written off because of persistent knee issues early in the year but has turned it on of late and is producing usable stats, including his current run of middle-round numbers. The problem now is that he seems to be hitting his stride when fantasy owners are hunting for categories, and Harkless just isn't a specialist despite his potential to deliver a handful of stats in any given category on any night. He should still be rostered in standard leagues as a top-85/60 (8/9-cat) player over the last two weeks but his potential to post a dud likely has many fantasy players hesitant to take the plunge.
March 10, 2019, 1:46 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, two steals and one block over 23 minutes in the Blazers' 127-120 win over the Suns on Saturday.
Harkless has solidified his value lately and after a flurry he's still in a mid-round run stretching over 2-3 weeks. There are knee concerns and some regression should be expected, but he should be owned in standard formats right now.
March 8, 2019, 2:06 amMaurice HarklessF, Portland Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless pulled a disappearing act on Thursday night, drawing the start but only playing 21 minutes while producing two points, three rebounds, a steal and a block.
Harkless was averaging 28.8 mpg over his last five games before tonight and there was no word of an injury, so this just looks like a major dud. He was an early-middle round value over the last two weeks coming into this one and Harkless definitely burned a ton of fantasy owners tonight. We'd give him another game or two to get back on track but there are likely more consistent, if lower-upside options available that may fit your current needs better. The steal and block makes seven straight games with at least two defensive counters, with Harkless accounting for at least one steal or block in 17 of his last 18.