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Atlanta Hawks | #8 | Forward-Guard











6'7" | 220lb | 29 years

Player Bio


TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES: Selected in the first round (15th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers…was traded from Philadelphia to Orlando as part of a four-team trade …traded from the Orlando Magic to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a protected 2020 second-round pick on July 14, 2015… re-signed with Portland on July 28, 2016…was traded from Portland to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a four-team trade … was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the New York Knicks in a three team trade … signed as a free agent with the HEAT on November 23, 2020 ... acquired along with F Chris Silva from Miami in exchange for F Nemanja Bjelica on March 26, 2021 ... signed multi-year contract with Sacramento Kings on August 7, 2021. NBA CAREER: Has appeared in 574 NBA regular season games (347 starts) during his nine-year career and has averaged 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.0 assists and 22.9 minutes while shooting .475 percent from the floor, .321 percent from three-point range and .621 percent from the foul line. NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaging 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 14.0 minutes in six career contests … Has scored 10+ point twice in the postseason … Played in three games at NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas with Denver and Toronto, averaging 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 28.0 minutes … Scored in double figures in all three contests … Recorded 17 points and team highs of eight rebounds and seven assists with the Raptors on July 12 vs. Philadelphia … Scored a game-high 22 points in lone appearance with the Nuggets on July 7 vs. Orlando. 2020-21 (Sacramento/Miami): Averaging 5.2 ppg (.418 FG%, .274 3pt%, .767 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 1.2 apg and 20.9 mpg in 37 games (20 starts with Sacramento) during the 2020-21 season ... Scored 10 or more points in 8 games. 2019-20 (LA Clippers/New York): Split the season between the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks…averaged 5.8 points (.502% FG%, .591% FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.94 steals and 23.0 minutes in 62 games (48 starts)…missed two games due to injury/illness…was inactive for a game with a sore lower back (Jan. 18) and missed another game (Feb. 9) with an illness…was a DNP-CD once…appeared in 12 games (10 starts) for the Knicks and averaged 6.8 points (.455 FG%, .625 FT%), 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 23.8 minutes…scored in double-figures three times…played in 50 games (38 starts) with the Clippers and averaged 5.5 points (.516FG%, .571 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.98 steals and 22.8 minutes…ranked fourth on the team in steals and blocks…scored in double-figures eight times…recorded two double-figure rebounding games. 2018-19 (Portland): Appeared in 60 games (53 starts) with the Trail Blazers and averaged 7.7 points (.487 FG%, .671 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.12 steals and 23.6 minutes…missed a total of 20 games due to a recurring left knee injury (Oct. 29-Nov. 20, Dec. 30, Jan. 5, 9-16 and Mar. 15)…sat a game due to rest (Dec. 12) and was a DNP-CD in the regular season finale (Apr. 10)…averaged career highs in rebounds and assists…finished third on the team in blocks…led the team in scoring once and rebounds three times…scored in double figures on 20 occasions, including two 20-point games…grabbed double-figure boards twice and posted two double-doubles…scored a season-high 26 points, including the Blazers’ final 12 points and game-winning three at the buzzer, coupled with eight rebounds and a season-high four blocks at the Lakers on Apr. 9. 2019 NBA Playoffs: Started all 16 games for the Trail Blazers during their run to the Western Conference Finals, averaging 8.4 points (.477 FG%, .639 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.12 steals and 1.00 blocks in 24.2 minutes…finished second on the team in steals and blocks…ranked third on the team in rebounds and tied for fourth in field goals made…scored in double figures 16 times…grabbed doublefigure rebounds twice and posted two double-doubles…averaged 11.0 points (.467 FG%, .611 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 1.60 blocks, 1.20 steals and 30.4 minutes in the Opening Round vs. Oklahoma City…averaged 5.6 points (.432 FG%, .714 FT%), 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.14 steals and 20.4 minutes in the Conference Semifinals vs. Denver…played a postseason career-high 44:56 minutes in a Game 3 win vs. Denver on May 3…averaged 10.0 points (.556 FG%, .636 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.25 blocks, 1.00 steals and 23.8 minutes in the Western Conference Finals vs. Golden State…made a postseason career-high seven field goals at Golden State on May 14. 2017-18 (Portland): Appeared in 59 games (37 starts) with the Trail Blazers and averaged 6.5 points (.495 FG%, .712 FT%), 2.7 rebounds and 21.4 minutes…missed a total of 14 games due to injury…was inactive for two games due to a left quad injury (Dec. 9-11) and another 12 contests due to a left knee injury (Mar. 3-6, 27-Apr. 11)…was a DNP-CD on nine occasions…shot a career-best 41.5 percent from threepoint range and 71.2 percent from the foul line…finished second on the team in three-point field goal percentage and third in blocks…led the team in scoring once and rebounding once…reached doublefigures in scoring 13 times and had two games of at least 20 points…made acareer-high five threepointers, going perfect from behind the arc, at Boston on Feb. 4…matched his career high with six steals at Utah on Feb. 23 2018 NBA Playoffs: Appeared in two games (one start) during Portland’s Opening Round series vs. New Orleans and averaged 8.0 points (.538 FG%, .000 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 26.6 minutes…missed two games (Game 1 vs. New Orleans on Apr. 14 and Game 4 at New Orleans on Apr. 21)…was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field for 11 points in his series debut in Game 2 vs. New Orleans on Apr. 17 2016-17 (Portland): Appeared in 77 games (69 starts) for the Trail Blazers and averaged a career-high 10.0 points (.502 FG%, .621 FT%), 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.09 steals in 28.9 minutes… missed a total of four games due to injury…sat a game with a left ankle sprain (Dec. 8) and was ruled out of another three games while dealing with a recurring left calf strain (Jan. 13, 25-27)…was a DNP-CD once…set single-season career highs in points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, assists, blocks, field goal percentage, minutes and starts…scored in doublefigures a single-season career high 40 times, including a career-long streak of 11 straight games (Nov. 17-Dec. 7)…had three games of at least 20 points… recorded double-figure rebounds on three occasions…registered two doubledoubles…tallied a single-season career-high 19 games with multiple three-point field goals made, including a career-long streak of five consecutive games (Nov. 6-13). 2017 NBA Playoffs: Started all four games of Portland’s Opening Round series vs. Golden State, averaging 7.3 points (.294 FG%, .875 FT%), 3.3 rebounds, 1.25 steals and 1.25 blocks in 24.8 minutes…blocked a postseason career-high four shots in Game 2 at Golden State on Apr. 19. 2015-16 (Portland): Appeared in 78 games (14 starts) for Portland and averaged 6.4 points (.475 FG%, .622 FT%), 3.6 rebounds and 18.7 minutes…was a DNP-CD on four occasions…ranked third on the team in field goal percentage and offensive rebounds…scored in double figures on 23 occasions…hauled in double-figure rebounds on five occasions…recorded four double-doubles…paired a career-high 16 rebounds with a season-high 20 points at Sacramento on Apr. 5 2016 NBA Playoffs: Started all 11 games for the Trail Blazers during their postseason run and averaged 11.0 points (.427 FG%, .480 FT%), 5.1 rebounds and 24.7 minutes…tied for second on the team in steals…scored in double figures on eight occasions…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and registered one doubledouble… started all six games during Portland’s Opening Round series vs. the Los Angeles Clippers and averaged 12.7 points (.476 FG%, .500 FT%), 6.2 rebounds and 28.8 minutes…scored a postseason career-high 19 points in Game 5 to help steal a crucial road win in Los Angeles on Apr. 27…scored 14 points, going 4-of-6 from behind the arc, to help the Trail Blazers clinch the series in Game 6 vs. the Clippers on Apr. 29…made his postseason debut in Game 1 at the Los Angeles Clippers on Apr. 17 and totaled nine points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 20:43 minutes…started all five games for the Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Semifinals vs. Golden State and averaged 9.0 points (.362 FG%, .444 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.20 steals and 19.8 minutes. 2014-15 (Orlando): Appeared in 45 games (four starts) for the Orlando Magic and averaged 3.5 points (.399 FG%, .537 FT%), 2.4 rebounds and 15.0 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury, but was a DNP-CD on 27 occasions and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list 10 times…tallied three double-figure scoring games. 2013-14 (Orlando): Played in a career-high 80 games (41 starts) for the Magic and averaged 7.4 points (.464 FG%, .594 FT%), 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.21 steals in 24.4 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury, but was a DNP-CD twice…set single-season career highs in steals and free throws made and attempted…ranked sixth among league leaders in steals-per-turnover…tied for the team lead in games played…ranked second on the team in steals and blocks… finished third on the team in field goal percentage…scored in double figures 30 times, including three 20-point games…grabbed double-figure boards once and tallied one double-double. 2012-13 (Orlando): Appeared in 76 games (59 starts) as a rookie with Orlando and averaged 8.2 points (.461 FG%, .570 FT%), 4.4 rebounds, 1.16 steals and 26.0 minutes…did not miss any games due to injury, but was a DNP-CD on six occasions…ranked among rookie leaders in steals (2nd), minutes played (5th), blocks (8th), field goal percentage (8th), rebounding (9th) and scoring (11th)…totaled 29 double-figure scoring games…tallied four 20-point games, including a careerhigh 28 points at Houston on Apr. 1…recorded double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…had multiple steals 22 times…made a career-high 11 field goals en route to scoring 25 points vs. Oklahoma City on Mar. 22…recorded a career-high six steals at Oklahoma City on Mar. 15…played a career-high 50:58 minutes in an overtime win vs. Milwaukee on Apr. 10…made his NBA debut on Nov. 7 at Minnesota and finished with seven points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals in 22:20 minutes.


COLLEGE (St. John's, 2011-12): Played one season at St. John’s University before declaring for the NBA Draft as an early entry candidate…started all 32 games for the Red Storm and averaged 15.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.59 steals, 1.5 assists, 1.41 blocks and 36.1 minutes while shooting 45.2 percent from the field, 21.5 percent from three-point range and 67.6 percent from the foul line…selected to the Big East All-Rookie Team and also was All-Big East Honorable Mention…led the team in field goals made and attempted, rebounds, blocks, starts and minutes…ranked second on the team in points and free throws made and attempted and tied for second in steals…scored in double figures 26 times…scored at least 20 points on seven occasions and posted two 30-point games…grabbed doublefigure rebounds 12 times and registered 11 double-doubles…scored a season-high 32 points on 14-of-17 shooting against Providence in his Big East debut on Dec. 27…recorded a season-high 16 rebounds vs. Fordham on Dec. 17.


PERSONAL: Full name is Maurice Jose Harkless…goes by the nickname “Moe”…is the son of Rosa Harkless…was also raised by his grandmother Barbara Harkless…has an older sister, Shakima, and a younger brother, Tyler…cites his mom as his hero and role model…his favorite actors are Will Smith and Adam Sandler and his favorite TV show and movie are the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Big Daddy…his favorite food is crab legs…his favorite book is Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe…in 2012-13, helped serve Thanksgiving breakfast at the Coalition for the Homeless…participated in a fundraising event to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network in March 2013…majored in communications at St. John’s…attended Forest Hills High School (Queens, N.Y.) before transferring to South Kent School in Connecticut prior to his senior season.