Al Harrington

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Al Harrington
Al Harrington Nuggets.jpg
Harrington with the Nuggets
Free agent
Power forward / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1980-02-17) February 17, 1980 (age 34)
Orange, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
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
2013–2014 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 is currently a free agent. He last played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Indiana Pacers (1998–2004)[edit]

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)[edit]

On July 15, 2004, Harrington was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Stephen Jackson.[3] 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]

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.[4] 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").[5]

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.[6]

New York Knicks[edit]

On November 21, 2008, Harrington was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Jamal Crawford.[7] 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.[8]

Denver Nuggets[edit]

On July 15, 2010, Harrington signed a multi-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.[9] 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.

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.[10] 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.[11]

Washington Wizards[edit]

On August 14, 2013, Harrington signed with the Washington Wizards.[12]

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 2.1
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
2013–14 Washington 34 0 15.0 .396 .340 .771 2.4 .8 .4 .0 6.6
Career 981 445 28.6 .444 .352 .727 5.6 1.7 .9 .3 13.5

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
2014 Washington 7 0 8.4 .400 .000 .714 2.3 .0 .6 .0 2.4
Career 55 7 20.4 .374 .317 .605 4.2 .7 .8 .4 7.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chat: Chat with Al Harrington - SportsNation - ESPN
  2. ^ "Al Harrington traded for Stephen Jackson". InsideHoops.com. July 15, 2004. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ HAWKS OBTAIN AL HARRINGTON FROM INDIANA FOR STEPHEN JACKSON
  4. ^ Pacers get Harrington from Hawks for first-round pick
  5. ^ PACERS: Harrington All Smiles Upon Return To Pacers[dead link]
  6. ^ "Pacers, Warriors announce 8-player deal". MOPSquad.com. January 17, 2007. Archived from the original on February 8, 2008. Retrieved December 23, 2007. 
  7. ^ a b Knicks Acquire Al Harrington
  8. ^ Cite error: The named reference http:.2F.2Fwww.nydailynews.com.2Fsports.2Fbasketball.2Fknicks.2Fal-harrington-knicks-jam-nets-article-1.354705 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  9. ^ a b Denver Nuggets sign Al Harrington
  10. ^ a b "It's official: Howard dealt to Lakers in four-team trade". NBA.com. August 10, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Magic Request Waivers on Al Harrington
  12. ^ a b "Wizards Sign Al Harrington". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ NBA.com - Player Movement 2004
  14. ^ Harrington Deal Complete, Pacers Get Their Man
  15. ^ Warriors Acquire Harrington, Jackson, Jasikevicius and Powell From Pacers

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