Jim Eichenhofer: Alvin Gentry on return of Mo Harkless for Portland: “He’s a pretty good three-point shooter, good athlete and a good offensive rebounder. He’s another (offensive rebounding threat) we have to concentrate on keeping off the boards.”
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Jason Quick: Blazers announce Harkless will be available for Game 2
Joe Freeman: Blazers coach Terry Stotts refused to say during pregame meeting with reporters whether Moe Harkless will start (or be on a minutes restriction) tonight vs. the Pelicans. “He’s available,” Stotts said.
Joe Freeman: Terry Stotts said there is no update on the status of Moe Harkless, who was scheduled to have his left knee reevaluated today.
Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless underwent a successful arthroscopy today to remove a loose body from his left knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Don Roberts at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash.
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless will be re-evaluated in two weeks after left knee surgery on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Harkless’ recovery could range from 2-3 weeks, sources said.
Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless will undergo an arthroscopy Wednesday in Portland to remove a loose body in his left knee, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
Joe Freeman: The Blazers have announced that Moe Harkless (left knee soreness) will not play tonight vs. the Pelicans. Harkless tweaked his knee March 1 in a win over Minnesota and missed the next 3 games.
Jason Quick: Stotts says Maurice Harkless will play after missing last 3 games with sore knee. Says he will “probably” start.
Jason Quick: Harkless after workout: “It doesn’t feel great.” Said he first felt it jumping rope. Evan Turner will start.
Jay Allen: Maurice Harkless (left knee) is out tonight vs. the Thunder. @Portland Trail Blazers @RipCityRadio620
Jason Quick: Blazers announce Jusuf Nurkic (right ankle) and Maurice Harkless (left quad) are questionable for Wednesday game at Miami. Both have missed last two games.
Jason Quick: Blazers announce Jusuf Nurkic (right ankle) is OUT for Monday’s game at Golden State. Maurice Harkless (left quad) is questionable.
Maurice Harkless was smiling wide and often Thursday, and for good reason. The Trail Blazers’ small forward said he is no longer experiencing pain, which caused him to miss the Wednesday morning practice session for what the team termed as a strained left foot. He said he returned to the court for the team’s Wednesday evening session and practiced fully again on Thursday. “I don’t even know how it happened or when it happened,’’ Harkless said. “My foot just started hurting, and I thought my tape was too tight, but I cut the tape off and it just got worse. So I sat down … but it was just a mild strain. Nothing serious. I felt great today.’’
David MacKay: Moe Harkless sat with a left foot strain, per Stotts. Was bothering him yesterday.
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Marcin Gortat said Markieff Morris brought clippers to each practice and pestered him to shave the Mohawk. Realizing the amount of effort that went into Mohawk maintainence, Gortat finally gave in. The results: 16 points (8-10) and 5 rebounds.
Candace Buckner: John Wall explaining his encounter with Serge Ibaka: “I just told him to keep his hand out of people’s face. He was just pointing at everybody’s face. I told him get his hands out of people’s face and he went into a little rage.”
Josh Lewenberg: Delon Wright: “I mean, everybody’s competitive, so sometimes guys are talking and it gets a little chippy or whatever. We just have to do a better job of realizing they’re probably trying to get us off our game and stay focused, not let them get to us.”
Josh Lewenberg: Valanciunas: “They were celebrating, they were hyped up, they were playing hard, they were doing it all and we kinda, I don’t know, lost our momentum. Now we’ve just gotta learn from this.”
Parker declined to speak after the game, saying he had a meeting with the team and it was decided that it was better for him not to talk with reporters. Parker’s teammates sung his praises after the game.
“He was a professional tonight,” Bucks guard Khris Middleton said. “He’s had a rough start to the series. But we’ve all talked to him. We know that we need him (and) try to let him know that we need him. “It starts with him. Within. His mind has to be right when he checks into the game. It’s not just about scoring. It’s not about him. It’s about the team. We need him to be part of the team for him to be successful and for him to be successful.