Moe Harkless Rumors

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Moe Harkless
Moe Harkless
Position: F
Born: 05/11/93
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:207 lbs. / 94.3 kg.
Salary: $10,162,922
After he lost his job, it appeared he also lost his confidence. He passed up shots – many of them in the key – and spent much of his time drifting around the perimeter. Maurice Harkless on Wednesday, however, sharply denies losing his confidence. “No. No, I didn’t lose my confidence,’’ he said. “When you come in the game, a lot of times … never mind.’’ He paused, then continued. “When you come in the game, you have to get a feel for it. Sometimes you are not able to do that in a five-minute stretch. Everybody has their strengths. Pat Connauhgton is a shooter. Jake Layman is a shooter. Shabazz Napier creates with the ball. For me, I’m not a shooter. I mean, I can shoot, but I’m not a shooter. When I come in the game, the first time I touch the ball, and it’s a wide-open three, part of me doesn’t want to shoot it, but I have to, because I’m wide open. So I shoot it, but that’s the first time I’ve touched the ball, so likely, it may not go in. That’s just part of the game.
During his time in Orlando, when he fell out of favor with the coaching staff and management after the franchise drafted Aaron Gordon, he recoiled in the face of adversity. “Back then … I was a lot more selfish,’’ Maurice Harkless said. “I kind of had a mindset where everyone was out to get me, a mad-at-the-world type mindset. That’s not always good to have. It’s good to have on the court, but not in the locker room or when cheering your teammates on. At the end of the day we are a team, so we all need each other. Whether or not in the game, I’m going to support my teammates and be ready to go when number is called.’’