Age: 25 Height: 6-9 Weight: 215 lbs School: St. John's (N.Y.)
Now, Blazers fans will have to settle in with what Portland did get in Rodney Hood and Skal Labissiere. Hood is the obvious choice to make a big impact this season. The Blazers are already weak at the wing position, particularly with Maurice Harkless struggling to find his footing.
It's time for the Trail Blazers to find out what they have in Jake Layman originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com This little essay today isn't about Maurice Harkless, Evan Turner or Rodney Hood. I'm not going to get into what those players can or cannot do. And it's not about who the Trail Blazers can acquire in a trade-deadline deal.
Maurice Harkless has been battling a knee injury all season long, and Jake Layman has filled in for him with surprising results. On offense, Layman has found his role, acting as a cutter, 3-point shooter, and rebounder. On defense, Layman is a bit of a work in progress.
The Breakdown: What are the Portland Trail Blazers really getting out of Moe Harkless? originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com Fans in Portland have begun to get a little restless with Terry Stotts and his apparent dedication to Maurice Harkless as a member of the starting unit. Most importantly, when Harkless has made starts, it's often come at the expense of Jake Layman, whose minutes have either been reduced or cut entirely.