On paper, going from the Clippers to the Knicks doesn't sound like a dream, but don't tell that to Moe Harkless.
The 26-year-old went from the second-place team in the West to the third-worst team in the East. Aside from that, he's happy about coming to the Knicks.
That's because the Queens native is happy to be home.
"It means a lot to me, being from the city, growing up watching the Knicks, loving the Knicks. Being here is a great feeling. I'm excited and grateful. It's a dream come true," Harkless told reporters. "I was a Knicks fan growing up. I loved watching the Knicks on TV, I loved coming to the Garden for games when I could. And I actually played at the Garden in college, too, so it's like I've come full circle now."
Along with attending Forest Hills High School, Harkless also attended St. John's University. Harkless, who was acquired in a deal that sent Marcus Morris to the Clippers, will be a free agent after the season. He said he'd be open to staying with the Knicks past this season with his roots in mind, although his future with the team is unclear.
On Saturday the Knicks won their fourth-straight game, 95-92, over the Pistons. Harkless did not play in the contest, though. The Knicks play Sunday in Atlanta against the Hawks where Harkless could make his debut. Knicks coach Mike Miller said following the Pistons win that Harkless did not play in an effort to let him adjust to his new team, but indicated there is a chance he plays Sunday.