Harkless was removed from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Jazz, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Harkless was a late scratch Sunday, and it's not yet clear whether he'll play off the bench. Louis King will take his place in the lineup.
Harkless generated 18 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes Sunday in the Kings' 126-98 win over the Thunder.
With De'Aaron Fox (COVID-19 health and safety protocols), Harrison Barnes (groin) and Tyrese Haliburton (knee) still out of the lineup Sunday, Harkless surprisingly stepped up on the offensive end to lift the Kings to resounding win. Though Harkless has been a fixture in the starting five for more than a month, he typically offers most of his fantasy impact in the defensive categories, and managers shouldn't expect that to change after Sunday's scoring outburst. Harkless had averaged only 7.8 points on 50 percent shooting from the field over the Kings' first four games of May.
Harkless was held scoreless (0-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Wednesday's 49-point loss to the Jazz.
With Harrison Barnes out, Harkless was a popular, low-cost DFS pivot, but he turned in a complete dud, failing to score in his 24 minutes of action. Harkless did provide a pair of blocks, but it was nonetheless a poor all-around showing for the 27-year-old, who's started the last 11 games.
Harkless totaled 20 points (7-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds and two steals over 29 minutes in a loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Harkless started his seventh straight contest and finished with his highest point total of the season. In fact, his 20 points tied for the team lead and exceeded his scoring total over his past three games combined. He's totaled double-digit points only three times over his past 11 games, so Harkless can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Harkless scored 15 points (5-11 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT) to go along with five assists, three rebounds and two steals across 34 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.
Harkless remained in the starting lineup for the third consecutive game and benefited from the absence of Buddy Hield (illness). As a result, he played a season-high 34 minutes and scored a season-best 15 points. He chipped in across the board otherwise, most notably contributing two steals. Harkless figures to see a decreased role going forward, assuming Hield is not out for a lengthy period.
Harkless will start in Thursday's game against the Pistons, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Sacramento made a lineup change for Thursday's game, as Harkless was moved into the starting lineup while Tyrese Haliburton was sent to the bench. This will mark the first start for Harkless with the Kings. He has averaged 3.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist across the last six games.
Harkless has been included in the Kings' rotation in both of his games since being acquired from the Heat at last week's trade deadline, averaging 6.5 points, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 13.0 minutes per contest.
Harkless' numbers aren't anything special, but he's at least getting some run with the second unit after he previously hadn't been a regular in the Heat rotation since late December. He looks poised to serve as the main backup to starting power forward Harrison Barnes until Marvin Bagley (hand) returns from injury.
Harkless (recently traded) is available to make his Kings debut Saturday against the Cavaliers, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Harkless fell out of the rotation in Miami before being traded. However, he'll be in contention to be Harrison Barnes' backup with the Kings. That said, it's extremely unlikely that he'll have fantasy value in standard leagues.
Harkless, along with Chris Silva, was traded to the Kings on Thursday in exchange for Nemanja Bjelica, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Harkless was signed to presumably fill the spot on the Heat that Jae Crowder created when he left for the Suns. However, Harkless quickly found himself outside of Miami's rotation. In being dealt to Sacramento, he could end up in the team's rotation behind Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes. Any consistent playing time will boost Harkless's fantasy value, but he probably still won't be relevant in most formats.
Harkless (illness) is off the injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Pacers.
Harkless was dealing with a non-COVID illness, which kept him unavailable Wednesday against the Grizzlies. He'll be available to return Friday, but he's been out of the rotation for the vast majority of the season.
Harkless is out Wednesday against the Grizzlies due to an illness, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Since late January, Harkless has been largely out of the rotation as he's appeared in just two games since Jan. 23. So, his absence won't have a significant effect on the Heat's gameplan.
Harkless (coach's decision) went unused off the bench Saturday in the Heat's 112-94 loss to the Jazz.
Harkless hasn't made an appearance for the Heat since Jan. 23, but he's at least healthy again after missing just under three weeks with a bruised thigh. The forward was cleared to play in Thursday's 101-94 win over the Rockets as well as Saturday's contest, but he was held out of head coach Erik Spoelstra's 10-man rotation in both games. Look for that to remain the norm for Harkless for the foreseeable future, and his path to playing time will only become more muddled once the Heat get Goran Dragic (ankle) and Avery Bradley (calf) back from injuries.
Harkless (thigh) has been cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Rockets, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
A bruised quad kept Harkless out of the last nine games, but he'll make his return to active status Thursday. Due in part to injuries and COVID-19-related absences all over the Heat's roster, it's been difficult to gauge Harkless's role with the team thus far. He's started three of his eight appearances, but he's also logged fewer than 10 minutes in five of those games.
Harkless (thigh) is questionable for Thursday's game at Houston, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Harkless hasn't played since Jan. 23, but his run of absences due to a thigh bruise could come to an end Thursday night. It's been difficult to gauge Harkless' place in the rotation thus far, but it's worth noting that he's made three starts in his eight appearances.
Harkless (thigh) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Knicks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
This will be the ninth straight absence for Harkless, who continues to battle what's apparently a pretty severely bruised left thigh. His next chance to play will come Thursday in Houston.
Harkless (thigh) is out Sunday against the Knicks.
Harkless continues to be sidelined due to a bruised left thigh. It's unclear when he may return.
Harkless (thigh) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Wizards.
Harkless will miss a seventh straight game due to a bruised left thigh. It's not yet clear when he could return to the court.
Harkless (thigh) will not play in Wednesday's game against Washington.
This will be the sixth straight absence for Harkless, who continues to nurse what's apparently a pretty severe thigh bruise. The Heat will continue to update his status on a game-to-game basis.
Harkless (thigh) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Harkless will be unavailable for the fifth consecutive contest, and it's unclear when he's expected to return from the left thigh contusion.
Harkless (thigh) will remain sidelined for Saturday's game against the Kings, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Harkless is one of four Heat players who have already been ruled out for the contest, though more absences may be on the way with another four players listed as questionable for the contest. His next opportunity to take the floor arrives Monday when the Heat host the Hornets.
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