Former St. John’s basketball standout Moe Harkless traded to Kings

Former St. John's basketball standout Moe Harkless (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Former St. John's basketball standout Moe Harkless (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s basketball standout Moe Harkless was traded to the Sacramento Kings. 

It has been a rocky two years for former St. John’s basketball star Moe Harkless after his departure from the Portland Trail Blazers and that continued last week.

The former Johnnie was traded from the Miami Heat to the Sacramento Kings (22-25) hours prior to the NBA Trading Deadline on Thursday afternoon.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal as included in the trade to Sacramento was Chris Silva and Miami was able to acquire Nemanja Bjelica.

Harkless has now been on four teams in the last two seasons after being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers prior to the 2019-20 season and then dealt to the New York Knicks midway through the year as his season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The 27-year old then inked a deal with the Miami Heat in the offseason and only saw the floor in 11 games in South Beach before being shipped to California.

Harkless has not played more than 15 games for either the Knicks or the Heat.

In his last season with the Blazers, Harkless averaged 7.7 points per game but his best scoring output since was in New York, posting 6.8 points per contest in 12 games.

Former St. John’s basketball standout takes floor for new squad

Moe Harkless already has stepped foot on the floor for the Sacramento Kings in a lackluster debut.

The 6-foot-7 forward logged 12 minutes on March 27 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in his first game since March 11.

Harkless did not score in a 100-98 victory over Cleveland, missing the only shot he attempted but did record one rebound and two assists.

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However, in his second game with the Kings, the former St. John’s star scored 13 points in 14 minutes in a victory against the San Antonio Spurs on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and 3-of-4 from three-point range.

Sacramento has its second of a back-to-back in San Antonio on Wednesday, March 31 at 8:30pm EST.

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