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Al Harrington | Center/Forward | #7

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 260
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (25) / IND

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Al Harrington said he is still looking for NBA coaching work.
While Harrington would like to land a job on an NBA bench, the offers haven't been flowing in and he's unlikely to and a job before the 2015-16 season begins. We'll hope Harrington is able to fulfill his goal in the near future, but it doesn't sound like that will happen this season. Tue, Sep 8, 2015 10:36:00 AM

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Al Harrington has officially announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the NBA.

"I don't know if there's paperwork that I gotta fill out or anything. But my career is over," said Harrington. He'll assist Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt through the end of the season and if he pursues a coaching job he could be a fixture in the NBA for years to come. Harrington, who played for seven teams and finished second for Sixth Man of the Year honors in 2003-04, finishes his career with averages of 13.5 points, 1.0 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 06:13:00 PM

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue an NBA return.

This is just something to monitor for now, but it's worth noting. Houston's frontcourt has taken a major hit with Dwight Howard (knee) and Terrence Jones (leg) both sidelined, and they have been starting Tarik Black and Donatas Motiejunas. Al Harrington is on his last legs, but still managed to average 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer through 34 games with the Wizards last season. He's extremely unlikely to be an impact fantasy player with Houston, but he could serve as a 3-point specialist for owners in very deep leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Al Harrington has been released by Fujian of China.

There are reports that Harrington's release is may coincide with an offer he received from an NBA team, but we'll have to await confirmation of those reports. The 34-year-old would join any NBA team as a bench player, however, so his fantasy value would be limited to the deepest of leagues.
Source: Sportando
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Al Harrington is hopeful that he can return to the Washington Wizards after the Chinese Basketball Association season is over.

Harrington recently signed a one-year deal with Fujian Sturgeons, but is still hopeful he can rejoin the Wizards for a playoff run once the CBA season is over. "Maybe when I come back from China I can join them for the rest of the season," Harrington said. "That's where I got my fingers crossed, hoping it'll happen." Harrington could return to the NBA after Fujian's season is over in February, but his fantasy value would be essentially non-existent as a bench player.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Al Harrington has signed a deal that will bring him to China next season.

Details of the signing have yet to be released, but this is a common move for NBA veterans past their prime. Harrington averaged 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer through 34 contests last season with the Wizards. This is probably the last we will see of Harrington as a player, but he has stated that he is interested in coaching when he decides to officially hang it up.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Al Harrington has recovered from left shoulder surgery and hopes to re-sign with the Wizards as a free agent.

Harrington's knees were the biggest issue last season, limiting him to 34 games played, but he's not ready to end his playing career. "I’m just trying to preserve my joints. My new thing is to try to get as light as I can and see what happens," said Harrington, who lost 10 pounds this summer on a vegan diet. While he waits for the free agent market to settle down, Harrington has been volunteering as an assistant coach with the Wizards' Summer League team.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Al Harrington is uncertain as to where he'll end up in free agency, but thinks he could return to the Washington Wizards.

The salary cap is expected to rise from $71.75 million to $75 million this summer, so the Wizards may have room to bring back the 34-year-old unrestricted free agent at the veteran's minimum. Harrington missed 47 games during the 2013-14 season due to a knee injury, but was still a core part of the Wizards' locker room and seems to have interest in returning. "I think the core that we have here is great and as many guys as he can keep, I think the better," Harrington said. "That’s a great locker room in there. I’m really going to take some time off and then some time throughout the summer, I’ll start evaluating if I want to play or maybe do something else."
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Al Harrington logged a playoff-high 23 minutes in Sunday's loss, contributing 11 points, six rebounds and three steals off Washington's bench.

In the Wizards' previous eight postseason games, Harrington had scored a combined two points in 16 minutes. To the Wizards' chagrin, even big games from Harrington and Drew Gooden (10 points, three blocks) weren't enough to even the series at two games apiece.
Sun, May 11, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Al Harrington scored a season-high 16 points vs. the Heat on Monday with four boards, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

He scored 12 points on Saturday and has played at least 17 minutes in three consecutive games. Harrington looks healthy for the first time since November, but the team still is likely smart enough to keep his minutes down considering how frequently his knees haven't held up.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 09:53:00 PM

Al Harrington matched his season high of 15 points in 26 minutes against the Lakers on Friday, adding three boards and two 3-pointers.

His 26 minutes were also a season high and the Wizards were happy to adapt to the up-tempo style of the Lakers in tonight's win. Harrington's knees aren't exactly capable of this type of workload on a consistent basis, so it would be a mild surprise to see him do it again even in a favorable matchup against his former team in Denver on Sunday.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 04:15:00 AM

Al Harrington recorded eight points, four rebounds, and two assists in Wednesday's win over the Jazz.

The short-handed Wizards got the game they needed from Harrington Wednesday night and he even added his first dunk in over four months. "We had the AARP group in there," Coach Randy Wittman said of his lineup that included Harrington, Andre Miller, and Drew Gooden. While Harrington may qualify for the NBA's version of the Blue-plate special, his fantasy value is currently limited to the deepest of leagues.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Al Harrington played 16 minutes off the bench on Thursday with eight points, one board, one assist and one steal.

The Wizards needed some help at power forward, but the frail Harrington is not going to be the answer to play more than 20 minutes. Back in November, he played three consecutive games of at least 19 minutes, then he went down on Nov. 12 due to some wear-and-tear issues. He's only an option in very deep leagues because the Wizards seem to have learned their lessons about Other Al's knee.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Al Harrington scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in seven minutes after Nene's knee injury on Sunday, but admitted that his conditioning is a work in progress.

"I thought Al gave us a big lift in the second half," said coach Randy Wittman. "He was panting like a dog out there but we got to continue to get him rounded into shape." Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker and Marcin Gortat stand to gain the most if Nene is forced to miss any games, but Harrington is worth watching for deep league owners in need of 3-pointers.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Al Harrington returned from a knee injury on Saturday, but played just one minute and failed to score.

Maybe he'll get hot at some point this season, but with Nene playing well and Trevor Booker solid off the bench, there's no reason to own Harrington in most leagues.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 10:31:00 PM

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