REPORT: Blazers’ Moe Harkless to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks
The Portland Trail Blazers have been on an incredible roll since the All-Star break, and much of that has been due to the surge in play by forward Moe Harkless.
Unfortunately, it was recently determined that Harkless would need to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee. Following the procedure on Wednesday, Harkless will be re-evaulated by the team in two weeks to see when he can return.
Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless will be re-evaluated in two weeks after left knee surgery today, league sources tell ESPN. His recovery could range from two-to-three weeks, sources said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 28, 2018
Wojnarowski adds that Harkless could possibly return in the two-to-three week range, which would rule him out for the remainder of the regular season, but not the postseason. In his place, however, Evan Turner and Al-Farouq Aminu will have to step up and fill the void of the 41.5 percent three-point shooter who has been invaluable on both ends of the floor.
The Blazers were able to run off 12 straight wins coming out of the All-Star Break and have won 14-of-16 since the break. Harkless, who averages a little over six points on the season, upped his game averaging 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.5 three-pointers per game on 59.5 percent shooting and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc since the All-Star break.