Harkless ended with 16 points (7-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 12 minutes during Sunday's 127-87 preseason victory over the Shanghai Sharks.
Harkless hit all seven of his shot attempts on the way to a team-best 16 points Sunday. This game was a blowout meaning the minutes were all over the place. Harkless could have patches of backend standard league value this season but it is all dependant on other players resting. He is more of a defensive specialist in any case and is only worth monitoring from afar at this stage.
Harkless will be traded to the Clippers as part of a multi-team sign-and-trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
This part of the sign-and-trade that brings Jimmy Butler to Miami -- a deal the Heat have been working toward since Sunday night. Harkless will bring needed depth to the Clippers' frontcourt, and his ability to play multiple positions should allow him to garner minutes behind Danilo Gallinari, Montrezl Harrell and Landry Shamet.
Harkless was traded to the Heat on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Both Harkless and Meyers Leonard will head to Miami, while the Blazers bring in Hassan Whiteside as insurance while Jusuf Nurkic works back from a leg injury. Assuming he stays in Miami, Harkless will likely hold down a regular role off the bench, but he could struggle to gain fantasy relevance in most leagues.
Harkless registered 12 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 23 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 114-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.
Harkless has opened the conference finals with consecutive double-digit scoring efforts, only the second time he's accomplished the feat this postseason. The veteran wing has gotten it done with 57.7 percent shooting, a level of efficiency that he didn't come close to matching over the first two playoff series despite some serviceable performances. Harkless will look to keep the hot hand going in Saturday's critical Game 3 on his home floor of Moda Center.
Harkless tallied 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three blocks, one assist, and one steal in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 116-94 loss to Golden State.
Harkless finished as the only player on the Trail Blazers team to shoot in excess of 50 percent, ending with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting. It was a nice night for Harkless who also chipped in with a combined four steals and blocks, all in just 30 minutes. Despite his strong numbers, the result serves as an ominous warning given the Warriors were without Kevin Durant (calf) who could return at some stage in the next week.
Harkless (ankle) managed 15 points (6-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal across 45 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 140-137 quadruple-overtime win over the Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal-round series Friday.
Harkless powered through his ankle issues to turn in a strong all-around effort. It was the veteran's second 15-point, 10-rebound double-double of the postseason, as he'd also accomplished the feat against the Thunder in Game 4 of the first-round series. Despite the surge Friday, Harkless had logged just 13 minutes in Game 2, so it will be hard to gauge whether he'll be able to replicate his success in Game 4.
The Blazers are hopeful Harkless (ankle) will both play and start in Friday's Game 3 against the Nugget, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
Harkless had an MRI on his ankle after Game 2 that confirmed a sprained ankle. He was originally deemed questionable, but looks to be on track to play assuming he avoids any setbacks. Expect confirmation on his status closer to tip-off.
Harkless underwent an MRI on Thursday which confirmed that he's dealing with a right ankle sprain, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. He is questionable for Friday's Game 3 against the Nuggets.
Harkless missed the entire second half of Game 2 due to the injury and is dealing with some pain and swelling. More information on his status may arrive following Friday's morning shootaround. If he's unable to play in Game 3, Jake Layman could step into a starting role.
Harkless (ankle) admitted after Wednesday's 97-90 win over the Nuggets in Game 2 of the series that he wasn't certain if he would be available Friday for Game 3, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Harkless exited in the first half of the contest with a right ankle sprain, which sidelined him for the entire second half. He told reporters that he experienced swelling with the ankle and labeled himself as day-to-day ahead of Game 3. The Trail Blazers should have a better feel for Harkless' status after Friday's shootaround, but if he's ultimately ruled out, Jake Layman could enter the starting five in his stead. Layman took Harkless' spot on the top unit coming out of halftime.
Harkless suffered a right ankle sprain and is questionable to return to Game 2, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Harkless hurt his ankle late in the second quarter of Game 2. At the moment he's questionable to return but if he's unable to, look for Rodney Hood and Evan Turner to see an uptick in minutes.
Harkless produced 17 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-10 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 33 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 118-115 win over the Thunder in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Tuesday.
Harkless joined C.J. McCollum in posting a solid 17-point scoring total that served as an ideal complement to Damian Lillard's spectacular 50-point performance. The veteran wing stepped up his offensive game during the series, scoring between 14 and Tuesday's 17 points in three of the five games. Harkless averaged 9.0 shot attempts and drained them at a 45.0 percent clip during the series while averaging 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks across 30.4 minutes. He'll look to provide similar numbers in the semifinal round versus the Nuggets or Spurs.
Harkless totaled seven points (3-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 34 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 120-108 loss to the Thunder in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Harkless enjoyed a somewhat rare offensive surge in Game 2, draining six of nine shots on his way to a 14-point effort. However, he was back in the single digits in the scoring column Friday, and he also ultimately fouled out of the contest. The veteran wing is valued primarily for his solid defense, and double-digit scoring contributions the likes of which he produced in Game 2 tend to be few and far between.
Harkless compiled 14 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, one steal, and one block in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 114-94 victory over Oklahoma City.
Harkless stepped up Tuesday, hauling in a team-high nine rebounds as Enes Kanter was nullified on both ends of the floor. Harkless continues to be one of the more unheralded pieces when looking at the Trail Blazers as a unit. His defense is going to be key moving forward, especially with the series now heading to Oklahoma City for Game 3.
Harkless will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Harkless will likely see a reduced role Wednesday in an effort to grant the usual starter some rest before the playoffs commence. The 7th-year forward's averaging 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.6 minutes this year.
Harkless provided 26 points (9-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), eight rebounds and four blocks across 34 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 104-101 win over the Lakers on Tuesday.
Not only did Harkless surprisingly lead the team in scoring for the night, he also came up big when it counted most. It was the veteran wing, as opposed to Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum, who had the ball in his hands for a corner three-point attempt at the buzzer that snapped a 101-101 tie and clinched home-court advantage for the Trail Blazers in their first-round playoff series. Harkless connected on several important buckets throughout the fourth quarter, and his scoring tally Tuesday was a season-high figure. Despite the surge, he's much more likely to play a complementary role once the postseason begins.
Harkless (hip) isn't listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game against Sacramento.
Harkless was forced to leave Sunday's matchup with Denver due to hip tightness, and he was unable to return. Fortunately, he's been removed from the injury list and is expected to take the floor Tuesday evening.
Harkless is questionable to return Sunday against Denver due to left hip tightness, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Harkless suffered the injury in the second half and departed after scoring four points (2-2 FG) and registering five rebounds over 22 minutes. It remains to be seen whether he'll return for the final quarter of play.
Harkless had 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 99-90 loss to the Pistons.
Harkless matched his season high in blocks while logging his second double-double through 55 appearances this season. While he finished with more field goal attempts than points and totaled as many turnovers as assists, Harkless delivered a well-rounded stat line. Still, he's not a very consistent contributor, which limits his value to deeper leagues.
Harkless finished with 11 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, and one rebound in 29 minutes during Saturday's 108-103 loss to San Antonio.
Harkless returned after missing one game due to a knee injury, ending with 11 points in 29 minutes. The fact he was back so soon and played 29 minutes indicates the injury was not too serious. He has suffered through knee injuries in the past and hopefully, this was not related to those more serious concerns. Harkless has played better over the past month but is more of a steals streamer in competitive formats.
Harkless (knee) is not on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Spurs, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Harkless sat out Friday's game due to left knee soreness, but he'll be back in action Saturday. He'll presumably re-take his spot in the starting five, which would push Rodney Hood back to the bench.
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