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Maurice Harkless
SF/PF - 6'7, 220lbs - 31 years old - 10 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Acquired via trade in March 2021
  • Birthdate: 05/11/1993
  • Drafted (NBA): 15th pick, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: St. John's
  • Country: USA/Puerto Rico
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Happy Walters/Sean Davis (Catalyst Sports)
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 15th overall by Philadelphia.
9th July, 2012NBASigned four year, $8,323,699 rookie scale contract with Philadelphia. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
10th August, 2012NBAAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Philadelphia to Orlando, along with Nikola Vucevic and a 2015 first round pick (#5, 2017, De'Aaron Fox), and along with Andre Iguodala to Denver, in exchange for Jason Richardson from Orlando and Andrew Bynum from the L.A. Lakers.
26th October, 2013NBAOrlando exercised 2014/15 team option.
26th October, 2014NBAOrlando exercised 2015/16 team option.
14th July, 2015NBATraded by Orlando to Portland in exchange for a protected 2020 second round pick.
27th July, 2016NBARe-signed by Portland to a four year, $40 million contract.
Career Moves
2011 - 2012St. John's (NCAA)
June 2012 - August 2012Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
August 2012 - jULY 2015Orlando Magic (NBA)
July 2015 - presentPortland Trail Blazers (NBA)
Articles about Maurice Harkless

June 29, 2017

Mo Harkless
SF/PF, 6’9, 215lbs, 24 years old, 5 years of experience

Took on a much bigger share of minutes and responsibilities than ever before, and improved his offensive efficiency, particularly from outside. His marked inconsistency puts the numbers into some important context, yet a .570% true shooting percentage is strong, and a nice complement to the creators alongside him, especially if the three-point stroke continues. Defensively, one of the better parts of an overall poor defensive unit, doing the little things and defending both forward spots to reasonable effect. A good role player on a good role player price. Consistency aside, the problems with this team lie not with Harkless.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $31 million remaining, with no options or guaranteed years. A useful player on a fair price. Keep for now.

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July 9, 2013

Maurice Harkless

Harkless's rookie season was a mixed bag. He showed that through physical tools alone, he could affect the game on both ends just by being in the right place, but he also showed that he needs to put in considerable work on knowing where the right place is. He demonstrated real defensive potential at times, Shawn Marion-esque, yet not without mistakes and also an uncertain and unclean offensive game. There's a lot to like, but also a lot to do.

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June 30, 2012

Pick 15: Philly picks next, but they too don't seem right for Zeller, having picked the similar Nikola Vucevic just last year. Sure enough, they don't, instead opting for a more awkward fit.

Whilst picking for need over quality is not really the way to go, it's always nice if you can pick players who are both. The Sixers have obvious needs - anyone who can consistently score, some outside shooting, an athletic shot blocker and a big man plenty of bulk. Inevitably, then, they just someone who is none of those things; the artist formerly known as Mo Harkless (who now wants to be known as Maurice), who can learn how to be the next Thaddeus Young under the direct watch of Thaddeus himself.

The panel unanimously agrees that this duplication doesn't matter, as long as the player involved is the best available and/or has the highest upside. This is a frankly refreshing viewpoint that I guarantee Jon Barry doesn't share.

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