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

Harkless goes up for a dunk against the Pelicans. Pic Getty
Harkless goes up for a dunk against the Pelicans. Pic Getty
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16 April, 2017

Harkless didn't attempt a single 3-pointer in Portland's 103-100 loss to the Pelicans, leaving his 3-point percentage at 35.1 for the season and earning himself a cool $500,000. Heading into Wednesday's regulars season finale against the New Orleans Pelicans, Harkless was at 35.1 percent from 3 - meaning any miss would drop him below the mark. Would you have done what he did or would you have hoisted some three-pointers?

But what if the game was on the line, and the Blazers needed a three? It was his final three-point attempt of the night; he finished three-for-five from outside the arc. He had just six games all year where he didn't attempt a 3-pointer, and three of them came in the final three games of the season.

Harkless finished the regular season at 35.1% and collected that check.

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Harkless absolutely knew what he was doing, and no one would blame him for it. Moe Harkless is the exception to that rule. This is significant because his contract said that if he shot at least 35 percent from deep, he'd get an extra $500,000 (before this, he had only done that once in four seasons).

Now that's how you shoot your shot.


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