Al Harrington

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Al Harrington
Al Harrington Nuggets.jpg
Harrington with the Nuggets
No. 7 – Washington Wizards
Position Power forward / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1980-02-17) February 17, 1980 (age 34)
Orange, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school St. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career 1998–present
Career history
19982004 Indiana Pacers
20042006 Atlanta Hawks
2006–2007 Indiana Pacers
20072008 Golden State Warriors
20082010 New York Knicks
20102012 Denver Nuggets
2012–2013 Orlando Magic
2013–present Washington Wizards
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Albert "Al" Harrington (born February 17, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Harrington is a cousin of NBA player Dahntay Jones.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Harrington grew up in Orange, New Jersey, but his family moved to Roselle, New Jersey. He played high school basketball at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 1998, he was selected as national player of the year by USA Today.[2][3]

Indiana Pacers (1998-2004)[edit]

At only 18 years of age, Al was selected by the Pacers with the 25th pick of the 1998 NBA Draft, and spent six seasons with them, primarily coming off the bench. Harrington really began to come into his own in the 2001–02 season, in which he averaged 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, but his season came to an end in a game against the Boston Celtics when he suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the final 38 games of the season.

He made a comeback in the 2002–03 season, becoming the only Pacer to play in all 82 games that year. He averaged 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while starting in 37 games. The following season, he boosted his averages slightly to 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, and finished second in voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. He was an integral part of the Pacers' first run to the Eastern Conference Finals since 2000.

Atlanta Hawks (2004-2006)[edit]

On July 15, 2004, Harrington was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Stephen Jackson[4] (with whom he would later be traded to Golden State). Harrington finally became a nightly starter, but the Hawks did not fare as successfully as the Pacers did after his departure.

Second run with Pacers[edit]

After the 2005–06 NBA season he became a free agent. It was reported that the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors were suitors. It was originally expected that the Heat would acquire him in a sign-and-trade deal, but Harrington fired his agent,[5] which put the deal in jeopardy.[6] On August 22, a deal with the Pacers was finally completed, with the Hawks receiving a 2007 first-round draft pick.[7] For the 2006–07 season with the Pacers, Harrington wore jersey #32 because his first choice #3 was worn by teammate Šarūnas Jasikevičius (saying it stands for "number three, and it's my second time around").[8]

Golden State Warriors[edit]

Harrington warming up before a Warriors/Lakers game on March 23, 2008.

On January 17, 2007, Harrington was dealt to the Golden State Warriors along with teammates Stephen Jackson, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, and Josh Powell for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod.[9]

New York Knicks[edit]

On the eve of the 2008–2009 season, Harrington told coach Don Nelson that he wanted to be traded. Harrington, now with agent Dan Fegan,[10] stopped playing after November 5, 2008, claiming to have a sore back. On November 21, Harrington was traded to the New York Knicks for guard Jamal Crawford. The same day, Harrington said he expected to pass his physical and to begin playing for the Knicks by early in the next week.[11] Al Harrington and Stephen Jackson came out with a new footwear line called Protege.[12]

Denver Nuggets[edit]

On July 15, 2010, Al Harrington signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets.[13] During the 2010-2011 season, he averaged 10.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and 1.4 apg in 22.8 mpg. The Denver Nuggets finished 50-32, 5th best in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Northwest Division. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Denver Nuggets in five games in the first round of the 2011 Playoffs.

Orlando Magic[edit]

On August 10, 2012, Harrington was traded to the Orlando Magic in a four team trade which sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.[14] He only played 10 games for the Magic, averaging 5.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, and 1.0 apg in 11.7 mpg. The Magic finished with a 20-62 record, the worst record in the NBA. On August 2, 2013, Harrington was waived by the Magic.[15]

Washington Wizards[edit]

On August 14, 2013, Harrington signed with the Washington Wizards.[16]

Career transactions[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Indiana 21 0 7.6 .321 .000 .600 1.9 .2 .2 .1 2.2
1999–00 Indiana 50 0 17.1 .458 .235 .703 3.2 .8 .5 .2 6.6
2000–01 Indiana 78 38 24.3 .444 .143 .656 4.9 1.7 .8 .2 7.5
2001–02 Indiana 44 1 29.8 .475 .333 .799 6.3 1.2 .9 .5 13.1
2002–03 Indiana 82 37 30.1 .434 .283 .770 6.2 1.5 .9 .4 12.2
2003–04 Indiana 79 15 30.9 .463 .273 .734 6.4 1.7 1.0 .3 13.3
2004–05 Atlanta 66 66 38.6 .459 .216 .672 7.0 3.2 1.3 .2 17.5
2005–06 Atlanta 76 76 36.6 .452 .346 .694 6.9 3.1 1.1 .2 18.6
2006–07 Indiana 36 36 33.6 .458 .458 .713 6.3 1.4 .7 .3 15.9
2006–07 Golden State 42 42 32.3 .456 .417 .681 6.4 2.3 1.0 .3 17.0
2007–08 Golden State 81 59 27.0 .434 .375 .774 5.4 1.6 .9 .2 13.6
2008–09 Golden State 5 5 33.2 .329 .393 .500 5.6 2.0 1.4 .0 12.4
2008–09 New York 68 51 35.0 .446 .362 .804 6.3 1.4 1.2 .3 20.7
2009–10 New York 72 15 30.5 .435 .342 .757 5.6 1.5 .9 .4 17.7
2010–11 Denver 73 3 22.8 .416 .357 .735 4.5 1.4 .5 .1 10.5
2011–12 Denver 64 1 27.5 .446 .333 .676 6.1 1.4 .9 .2 14.2
2012–13 Orlando 10 0 11.9 .351 .267 .750 2.7 1.0 .4 .1 5.1
Career 947 445 29.0 .445 .352 .727 5.7 1.7 .9 .3 13.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Indiana 3 0 13.3 .154 .000 .500 1.3 1.0 .0 .0 1.7
2003 Indiana 6 0 17.2 .212 .000 .667 3.7 .8 1.0 .5 3.0
2004 Indiana 16 2 26.7 .429 .400 .545 6.4 .8 1.4 .6 9.5
2007 Golden State 11 5 23.8 .398 .395 .633 4.6 .5 .5 .6 10.2
2011 Denver 5 0 14.0 .455 .500 .750 1.4 1.0 .6 .0 5.6
2012 Denver 7 0 23.3 .320 .286 .667 4.3 .9 .4 .1 9.7
Career 48 7 22.2 .373 .340 .598 4.5 .8 .8 .4 8.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chat: Chat with Al Harrington - SportsNation - ESPN
  2. ^ Al Harrington 1998 NBA Draft profile. CNN/ Sports Illustrated. Accessed July 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "Al Harrington traded for Stephen Jackson", Inside Hoops, July 15, 2004. Accessed June 4, 2008. "A 6-9 forward from Orange, New Jersey, Harrington prepped at St. Patrick's High in Elizabeth, New Jersey and he was the first player ever drafted from the high school ranks by the Pacers."
  4. ^ HAWKS OBTAIN AL HARRINGTON FROM INDIANA FOR STEPHEN JACKSON
  5. ^ "Report: Harrington fires agent; trade in jeopardy?". ESPN.com. August 2, 2006. 
  6. ^ ESPN - Tellem says Harrington ready for new offers - NBA
  7. ^ ESPN - Heat get Harrington from Hawks for first-round pick - NBA
  8. ^ PACERS: Harrington All Smiles Upon Return To Pacers
  9. ^ "Pacers, Warriors announce 8-player deal". Associated Press. 2007-01-17. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  10. ^ "Fegan gets another one". HoopsHype.com. March 25, 2008. 
  11. ^ Hu, Janny (November 22, 2008). "No small miracle - Crawford deal good for all sides". SFGate.com. 
  12. ^ Protege Collection
  13. ^ a b Al Harrington: Nuggets have more potential than Mavericks
  14. ^ a b "It's official: Howard dealt to Lakers in four-team trade". NBA. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  15. ^ a b Magic Request Waivers on Al Harrington
  16. ^ a b "Wizards Sign Al Harrington". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  17. ^ NBA.com - Player Movement 2004
  18. ^ Harrington Deal Complete, Pacers Get Their Man
  19. ^ Warriors Acquire Harrington, Jackson, Jasikevicius and Powell From Pacers
  20. ^ Knicks Acquire Al Harrington

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