The Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers completed a minor trade Sunday—Moe Harkless is off to Oregon in exchange for a future second-round pick, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Harkless, 22, was the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and is coming off season averages of 3.5 points and 2.4 assists in 45 games with the Magic:
Only 22 years old, Harkless is still a young player with upside and a sensible acquisition with little risk for the Blazers as general manager Neil Olshey reshapes the roster post-LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews.
Harkless was the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, but never fully met his potential in Orlando. […] Portland has a need at small forward and Harkless will get an opportunity with the Blazers.
Portland brings Harkless into a team that has added such young players as Mason Plumlee and Noah Vonleh in trades this summer. The Blazers signed Ed Davis, and Al-Farouq Aminu to go with All-Star point guard Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard and C.J. McCollum.