Blazers SF Mo Harkless Made Half A Million Dollars By Refusing to Shoot 3-Pointers
Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless attempted the most 3-pointers he has ever had this past season with 194. That number could have easily been well over 200 if not for a contract bonus that hung over his head for the last few games of the season.
Harkless’ contract incentive stated he would receive a $500,000 bonus if he finished the season shooting above 35 percent from 3-point range. There were only six games all season where he did not attempt a 3-pointer.
With a few games to go, Harkless was at 35.1% for the season and he didn’t attempt a single 3-pointer in Wednesday night’s game and shot only one in the last four games of the season.
He even joked about it on Instagram after Wednesday night’s game.
After you add that $500,000 to his $8.9 million base salary, Harkless was paid fairly well this past season.