Moe Harkless SF ORL 19 Hrs
Moe Harkless stayed in the starting lineup on Saturday, hitting 4-of-14 shots for 12 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Spurs.
With Victor Oladipo out, Harkless has been able to stick in the starting five, but it appears he will head back to the bench at some point. But until it happens, he's worth a look in all leagues, despite his poor shooting tonight.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 2 Days
Coach Jacque Vaughn lauded Maurice Harkless' physicality of late.
Harkless is a 6'9/220 athlete with unique skills. He's still just 20 years old, but is showing signs of putting it together. Over the last five games, he's averaging 14.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals per night. "He's approaching the game more physical, and as his body grows and he gets stronger, he'll want to do that," Vaughn said. Harkless will be a nice fantasy option if Victor Oladipo and Jameer Nelson are both out again on Saturday. They're both questionable.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 4 Days
Moe Harkless stayed in the starting lineup with Victor Oladipo out with an ankle injury on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points, two rebounds, five steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 6-of-10 shooting.
He'd been starting for Arron Afflalo, who returned to action from an ankle injury, and got the start tonight when Oladipo was scratched. Harkless will eventually return to a bench role, but as long as he's starting, he's proven to be worth using in fantasy.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 8 Days
Moe Harkless had 14 points, four rebounds, three steals and a 3-pointer on 5-of-11 shooting in Saturday's start.
He's been in the lineup in place of Arron Afflalo (ankle), who remains questionable for Sunday's game. Harkless has been a nice fill-in and low-end daily option, but that will change once Afflalo is back.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 11 Days
Moe Harkless had 13 points, three rebounds, two blocks and three 3-pointers on 5-of-14 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.
Harkless will continue to start for as long as Arron Afflalo is out with an ankle injury, but once he moves back to the bench, he won't hold much, if any, value.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 12 Days
Moe Harkless got another start with Arron Afflalo out with an ankle injury and tied his career high with 22 points on Tuesday.
He added five rebounds and two 3-pointers, and while he was great tonight and has had some good games this season, he's only worth using while Afflalo is out.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 14 Days
Moe Harkless was a letdown against the Raptors on Sunday with two points, two boards and one steal in 28 minutes.
He committed five fouls and a couple of them were a little bit lazy. Harkless' offensive game is almost a lost cause at this point because of his lack of jumper, which means he's going to have a lot of inconsistency. Even though Arron Afflalo (ankle) is not going to play on Tuesday, Harkless' low percentages make him a little too risky to use in most formats.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 14 Days
Moe Harkless will take Arron Afflalo's (knee) starting spot in the rotation on Sunday vs. Toronto.
Harkless will start for the injured Afflalo and could be a decent plug-and-play on Sunday. He is anything but consistent, but has the ability to put up some boards, steals, and a couple treys from time to time.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 1 Month
Moe Harkless came off the bench for 15 points, nine rebounds, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes on Wednesday.
Starter Tobias Harris struggled tonight, finishing with nine points and four boards in just 19 minutes, as Harkless got hot and overruled him tonight. Glen Davis had 18 points and a full stat line, and the Magic have no shortage of forwards right now. Harkless was struggling to score over his previous four games, so this was likely a fluke. Expect Harris to get his minutes back on Friday against the Thunder.
Moe Harkless SF ORL 2 Months
Maurice Harkless, who played only 13 minutes on Friday, didn't leave the bench during Sunday's win vs. the visiting Celtics.
Jacque Vaughn's rotation tonight should silence any talk of the Magic tanking at this early point in the season. Harkless, Doron Lamb and Andrew Nicholson could all be earning valuable playing time but instead they racked up DNP-CDs, as Vaughn stuck with an especially tight seven-man rotation.