Maurice Harkless

Maurice Harkless (POR) “Moe” nike

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PORForward: 6’9, 215 lbs; 6th year, St. John’s

NBA Role: athletic hybrid forward • UnderDOG

The future is bright for young Moe ‘How Could You Be So’ Harkless, who has found a home in Rip City; another player who’s vastly improved under Terry Stotts, Moe made huge strides as a small ball four in 2016-17; long, slender forward w/ a quick first step – rebounds, runs the floor & defends as a hybrid forward; still discovering his game offensively: slow release on his rocky outside jumper but is working on a steadier motion; sometimes too easygoing – ya know, Moe kinda goes with the flow but is better when he starts the show (thrives in Stotts’ starting five as a hustle man, rim runner & slasher); nice cutter & baseline driver – could become a two-way force if his three reaches 36% or better; high upside – needs to show some improvement off the dribble, finishing at the rack and from downtown; Portland’s undisputed X-Factor

Signature Slam: slashing two-hander

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 72


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Career: 7.4 points/game, 3.7 rebounds/game, 47% FG

Big East Rookie of the Year (2012)

Queens native

More on “Moe”

  • “Heartless Harkless” – X-Factor, don’t dispute it (via DownToBuck; Oct. 2016):