Harkless tallied 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes in a 125-124 overtime loss to the Wizards on Saturday. Much has been made about the addition of Jusuf Nurkic adding more potency to the Trail Blazers' attack, but Harkless' own renaissance has also been integral to the team's ongoing offensive success. After being dropped to the bench in January, Harkless reclaimed a starting role in early February when Evan Turner fractured his hand, and has made a strong argument to stick in the lineup once Turner returns, likely later this month. Harkless is averaging 12.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.1 three-pointers in 33.3 minutes per game over his last 10 outings, while shooting a robust 56.5 percent from the field.
Harkless registered 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 39 minutes in Thursday's 114-108 win over the Sixers. On a night were Jusuf Nurkic exploded for career-best scoring and rebound totals -- and the backourt duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum enjoyed their typically elevated level of involvement -- Harkless was a distinct fourth option on the starting five, but still managed a respectable all-around effort. The 23-year-old has played particularly well since the All-Star break, with five double-digit scoring efforts in the last seven games and a 50 percent or better success rate from the floor in seven of his last eight contests overall.
Harkless totaled 18 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three assists, three blocks, two rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes in Saturday's 130-116 win over the Nets. Harkless turned in impressive all-around production and finished just one point shy of backcourt star Damian Lillard. The forward has stepped up his offensive game following the All-Star break, averaging 13.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.2 three-pointers, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals over five games, while shooting 59 percent from the field. Though Evan Turner (hand) is expected to return in mid-March, Harkless has probably done enough in his absence to retain starting duties at small forward.
Harkless posted 10 points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), nine rebounds and one steal over 34 minutes in Thursday's 114-109 win over the Thunder. Harkless has now posted double-digit scoring efforts in three of the four games since the All-Star break, as he continues to up his production in the absence of Evan Turner (hand). The fifth-year pro has been particularly strong on the glass as well over the last pair of contests, averaging 9.5 boards over that span.
Harkless scored 18 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding five rebounds, two steals and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 112-106 loss to the Raptors. The 23-year-old has started returning to the form he showed in late November, averaging 13.8 points, 6.0 boards, 1.8 three-pointers, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks over his last four games. Harkless figures to continue seeing big minutes with Evan Turner (hand) sidelined for at least another couple of weeks, and his ability to contribute in multiple categories could make him a useful addition to your fantasy roster despite his modest numbers on the season.
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