Maurice Harkless gets $500k bonus by not attempting three-pointer

Blazers F Mo Harkless made $500K by not shooting 3-pointers in the season's final week

Lest we think this is a coincidence, Harkless was asked before Wednesday's game if he'd consider taking a three considering his contract situation. It was his 68th made three-pointer of the season, on 192 attempts, raising his 3PT percentage to 35.4. "He's got the hot hand", the Blazers' play-by-play announcer said; "Let it fly, Moe!"

Harkless, 23, finished the season at a career-best 35.1 percent. And the margin was three points.

The hilarious thing about this is that Harkless didn't attempt a single three in the last three games he played in (the games didn't really matter).

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As Bobby Marks of The Vertical pointed out on Wednesday ahead of the Blazers' last game, Harkless would receive a $500,000 bonus if he finished the season shooting above 35 percent from 3-point range. The box score for the Blazers' 103-100 loss to the Pelicans shows Harkless took six shots. The New York City native said he had been aware of the bonus for about a month, and after averaging almost three 3-point attempts per game, Harkless took only 30 over the final 21 games.

For this reason, Moe Harkless is the clear choice for the 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. The regular season is over now.

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