Maurice Harkless Made $500000 By Not Attempting A Three-Pointer

Posted April 16, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless is $500,000 richer today, thanks to his decision to not shoot any 3-pointers in the final week of the season.

But what if the game was on the line, and the Blazers needed a three? Would you have done what he did or would you have hoisted some three-pointers? Again, he rose up for three.

Harkless, 23, finished the season at a career-best 35.1 percent. It was his final three-point attempt of the night; he finished three-for-five from outside the arc.

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Harkless absolutely knew what he was doing, and no one would blame him for it.

Maurice Harkless had a bit more riding on his last game of the season than most. You don't miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.

Before Wednesday's game, Harkless was asked if he would even attempt a three-pointer? Moe Harkless is the exception to that rule.

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And before tip-off against the New Orleans Pelicans, Harkless' percentage sat at exactly 35.1.

As Kristian Winfield of SB Nation explained, he will miss out on a $500,000 bonus if his three-point shooting percentage for the 2016-17 campaign falls under 35 percent following the game.

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