Watch these highlights from Portland's preseason opener

The Portland Trail Blazers dropped their preseason opener against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, but wins and losses at this time of year are meaningless. What matters more is what transpired on the court: the aesthetic beauty of Portland's offense, how fluid and seamless its passing was and how aggressive the entire team looked each and every time down the floor.Take two...
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Portland, Stotts extremely high on Moe Harkless' potential

Portland Trail Blazers wing Moe Harkless didn't have a great season last year. He fell out of Orlando's rotation and struggled to produce in limited minutes. There was no role and zero expectations. It's very early, but since coming to Portland he looks like a completely new player, and head coach Terry Stotts wants to explore the areas of Harkless' game that developed cobwebs in...
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How will Portland use Moe Harkless in 2016?

A few years ago, Moe Harkless was an intriguing prospect on the Orlando Magic. He was athletic, could slice to the basket, knew how to cut and ostensibly had a bright future. Today, after Orlando dumped Harkless on Portland for basically nothing over the summer, the 22-year-old will have to scratch and claw his way into a new team's rotation. Here's what the Trail Blazers should...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Maurice Harkless

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Moe Harkless injures ankle training with Puerto Rican national team

Entering his fourth season in the NBA, new Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless is looking to bounce back from a lost 2014-15 campaign with the Orlando Magic. In order to do so he obviously needs to stay healthy, but so far that's been a problem.According to, Harkless injured his ankle while practicing with the Puerto Rican national team, forcing him to fly...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Moe Harkless have a breakout season?

Moe Harkless' third season was supposed to be his best. Instead, the 22-year-old (he was 21 at the time) stumbled out of Orlando's rotation, starting only four games after he started 100 over the previous two years.  It was unexpected, but now Harkless is looking for a fresh start with the Portland Trail Blazers. Can he find one? Here's FanSided's Rip City Project with more:"Now...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Being Recruited By Puerto Rican National Team

The Orlando Magic very well could still have two of their players participate at the August 31st-to-September 12th FIBA Americas pre-Olympic qualifying tournament after all. Andrew Nicholson – coming off a strong Pan Am Games – will most likely represent Canada in Mexico. Puerto Rican national team coach Rick Pitino came out in June and stated he was recruiting Maurice Harkless...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland smart to take on Haywood, Mike Miller contracts

Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller aren’t going to help the Portland Trail Blazers on the court, but the franchise was smart to acquire the pair of veterans. In truth, Portland was smart to add them, simply so it could get rid of them. After losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez in free agency and trading Nicolas Batum during the offseason, the Trail Blazers will...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: 4 Free Agency Grades

(Jan. 23, 2014 – Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers have undergone the most roster transition of anyone of the NBA and though it will likely lead to their departure from the playoffs and potentially landing high in the lottery come draft time, this also means plenty of opportunity...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: Post-Summer League Edition

The Orlando Summer League has concluded. The next time we see Magic players at Amway Center and competing will be at training camp in the Fall. Let’s break down what we saw in person and on NBA TV in early July. Welcome to another edition of MBO roundtable. I’m Adam Papageorgiou and joining me for this tripod chat are Brian Serra and Spenser Strode.   How freakin’ great...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers Acquire Moe Harkless From Magic

The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Moe Harkless from the Orlando Magic for a future second round pick. Harkless was the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The Blazers have a need at small forward, creating an opportunity for Harkless to play a big role.
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hey Coach Skiles, Please Just Put in Moe Harkless

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. As the NBA Draft and free agency approach, we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history.  Previously in the series:#2 O’Quinn#4 Payton...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic to Extend Contract of GM Rob Hennigan

Despite a turbulent season that culminated in the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic are looking to extend the contract of general manager Rob Hennigan, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On the surface, it would seem such a decision is premature. The Magic are in the third year of a rebuilding effort and remain a long way from contention in the...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Moe Harkless on the move?

According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, the Magic are looking to unload forward Maurice Harkless. A player the Magic are willing to deal for mininmal return, I’m told, is forward Moe Harkless, whose minutes have dropped each season w/ORL. — Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 17, 2015   Moe Harkless, in his third year, is averaging career lows across the board...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Moe Harkless on the Move?

According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, the Magic are looking to unload forward Maurice Harkless. A player the Magic are willing to deal for mininmal return, I’m told, is forward Moe Harkless, whose minutes have dropped each season w/ORL. — Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 17, 2015 Moe Harkless, in his third year, is averaging career lows across the board with 3.4...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic sign Ben Gordon to two-year deal

The Orlando Magic were looking to replace Arron Afflalo in free agency after trading him to the Denver Nuggets on draft day, and they seem to have found their man. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Orlando Magic have signed veteran shooting guard Ben Gordon to a two-year, $9 million deal. Gordon hasn’t had much success since leaving the Chicago Bulls, and this could very well...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Orlando Magic mistakenly beat Brooklyn Nets

Moe Harkless challenges Kevin Garnett The Orlando Magic tried their absolute best to blow a 16-point lead and take another pivotal step towards securing their best lottery chance, but they just couldn’t get it done in the end. Orlando clung to a 4th quarter lead and held off the short-handed Brooklyn Nets to earn the 115-111 victory. Arron Afflalo led Orlando with 24 points, scoring...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic defeat depleted Timberwolves

Moe Harkless attacks the rim against the Minnesota Timberwolves It took a 4th quarter rally for the Orlando Magic to defeat an injury-depleted Minnesota Timberwolves squad, but the hometown team pulled out the victory in the end. The Magic were keyed by a 24-11 run over an eight minute span in the 4th, led by Victor Oladipo’s 10 points in the final frame and Tobias Harris who had...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic collapse against league-worst Milwaukee Bucks

It was a race to the bottom between the Bucks and Magic. In every way. The Orlando Magic came out of the gate looking like they would cruise to an easy victory against the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks. That appearance was a fallacy, as Orlando blew an 18-point early lead to fall 105-98 in Milwaukee. Orlando fell to just 4-30 on the road this season. Leading 31-13 early in the second...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 20 NBA Waiver Wire: Moe Harkless lives!

Playoff races are happening.  Rookies on teams competing for playoff positions will suffer, but young players on good teams will get a chance to step up, and a few fantasy gems may be revealed. Pick Up: If your team needs a high risk/high reward pick, Maurice Harkless is your guy.  The 20-year-old Harkless’ upside dwarfs anyone else on the list, and his path to playing time appears...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Orlando Magic no match for Miami Heat

LeBron James and his new clear mask explode past Moe Harkless as Miami rolls through Orlando After finally ending the team’s dreaded 16-game road losing streak on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, the Orlando Magic were manhandled in Miami on Saturday, with the Heat cruising to an easy 112-98 victory. With LeBron James and mask-gate defining the storylines of the game, Orlando hoped...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic walloped by Wizards in DC

Moe Harkless with the drive and finish against the Wizards. The Orlando Magic road woes continued on Tuesday night, as the Magic were blown out by the new-look Washington Wizards, 115-106. The Magic were allergic to defense for most of the game, giving up 88 points through the first three quarters and that pace is not something that a 17-win team can keep up with. In his return to...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Tobias Harris dunk the Magic to win over OKC

Everything had to go perfectly right in the last six seconds, but perfect it went, as the Orlando Magic stole a victory on Friday night from the Oklahoma City Thunder. From Durant missing his jumper just right, to Victor Oladipo fighting for the rebound and running, to Moe Harkless having the frame of mind (intentionally or not) to drop it to the hard-slashing Tobias Harris for the...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic earn rare blowout victory, pummel Pistons

The energy of Kyle O’Quinn keyed the Magic to a rare victory. In a twist of action, the Orlando Magic flipped the script on an opponent and dominated an entire game. Keyed by a huge 2nd quarter effort from the team’s young guns, the Magic earned themselves a blowout victory over the Detroit Pistons, 112-98. Rarely a difference maker in his NBA career, tonight’s top Magic performer...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Moe Harkless to play for Puerto Rico in FIBA World Cup

While the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation had previously announced that Maurice Harkless would be joining them for  the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Moe officially made his own announcement on Twitter today. I am honored to be joining the Puerto Rican National Team this summer in the @FIBA basketball World Cup! Vamos Puerto Rico! — Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) January 30, 2014...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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