Harrington with the Nuggets
|Power forward / Small forward|
February 17, 1980 |
Orange, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|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|
|2007–2008||Golden State Warriors|
|2008–2010||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Albert "Al" Harrington (born February 17, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional career
- 3 NBA career statistics
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Born in Orange, New Jersey, Harrington grew up in Roselle, New Jersey and played high school basketball at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was named USA Today's National Player of the Year as well as a 1998 McDonald's High School All-American after his senior season.
Indiana Pacers (1998–2004)
At only 18 years of age, Harrington was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 25th overall pick in 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)
On July 15, 2004, Harrington was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Stephen Jackson. 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
On August 22, 2006, Harrington was acquired by the Indiana Pacers from the Atlanta Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal that also sent the Hawks a 2007 first round draft pick. In 2006–07, 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").
Golden State Warriors
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.
New York Knicks
On November 21, 2008, Harrington was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Jamal Crawford. At the Madison Square Garden, Al Harrington remained for about two years. Although he failed to reach a playoff spot with the Knicks, he played the best basketball of his career. Harrington collected almost 20 points and 6 rebounds during his stint with the Knicks. He showed impressive performances including outstanding 39 points and 13 rebounds in a victory over the New Jersey Nets in December 2008.
On July 15, 2010, Harrington signed a multi-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. During the 2010–11 season, he averaged 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 22.8 minutes per game. The Nuggets finished 50-32, 5th best in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Northwest Division. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Nuggets in five games in the first round of the 2011 Playoffs.
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. He only played 10 games for the Magic in 2012–13, averaging 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 11.7 minutes per game. The Magic finished with a 20-62 record, the worst record in the NBA. On August 2, 2013, Harrington was waived by the Magic.
- June 25, 1998: Drafted 25th overall by Indiana Pacers in 1998 NBA Draft.
- July 15, 2004: Traded by Indiana to the Atlanta Hawks for Stephen Jackson.
- August 22, 2006: Signed and traded by Atlanta to Indiana along with John Edwards for a future first-round draft pick.
- January 17, 2007: Traded by Indiana along with Stephen Jackson, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh Powell to the Golden State Warriors for Mike Dunleavy, Jr., Troy Murphy, Ike Diogu and Keith McLeod.
- November 21, 2008: Traded by Golden State to the New York Knicks for Jamal Crawford.
- July 15, 2010: Signed with the Denver Nuggets
- August 10, 2012: Traded to the Orlando Magic in a four team trade.
- August 2, 2013: Waived by Magic.
- August 14, 2013: Signed by Washington Wizards.
NBA career statistics
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Chat: Chat with Al Harrington - SportsNation - ESPN
- "Al Harrington traded for Stephen Jackson". InsideHoops.com. July 15, 2004. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- HAWKS OBTAIN AL HARRINGTON FROM INDIANA FOR STEPHEN JACKSON
- Pacers get Harrington from Hawks for first-round pick
- PACERS: Harrington All Smiles Upon Return To Pacers[dead link]
- "Pacers, Warriors announce 8-player deal". MOPSquad.com. January 17, 2007. Archived from the original on February 8, 2008. Retrieved December 23, 2007.
- Knicks Acquire Al Harrington
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- Denver Nuggets sign Al Harrington
- "It's official: Howard dealt to Lakers in four-team trade". NBA.com. August 10, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
- Magic Request Waivers on Al Harrington
- "Wizards Sign Al Harrington". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
- NBA.com - Player Movement 2004
- Harrington Deal Complete, Pacers Get Their Man
- Warriors Acquire Harrington, Jackson, Jasikevicius and Powell From Pacers
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