Harrington with the Nuggets in January 2011
|Position||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|
|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 last played for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL). Selected with 25th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Harrington played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. He also spent a short stint with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional career
- 2.1 Indiana Pacers (1998–2004)
- 2.2 Atlanta Hawks (2004–2006)
- 2.3 Second run with Pacers (2006–2007)
- 2.4 Golden State Warriors (2007–2008)
- 2.5 New York Knicks (2008–2010)
- 2.6 Denver Nuggets (2010–2012)
- 2.7 Orlando Magic (2012–2013)
- 2.8 Washington Wizards (2013–2014)
- 2.9 Fujian Sturgeons (2014)
- 2.10 Sydney Kings (2015)
- 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 (2006–2007)
On August 22, 2006, Harrington and John Edwards were 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 (2007–2008)
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.
New York Knicks (2008–2010)
On November 21, 2008, Harrington was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Jamal Crawford. In his two seasons with the Knicks, he played the best basketball of his career, but did not reach the play-offs in either season. In 140 games (66 starts), he averaged 19.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.7 minutes per game.
Denver Nuggets (2010–2012)
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.
Orlando Magic (2012–2013)
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.
Washington Wizards (2013–2014)
Fujian Sturgeons (2014)
After returning to the United States and not receiving any NBA offers, Harrington announced his retirement from professional basketball on March 18, 2015 after averaging 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in a 16-year career that included stops with seven teams.
Sydney Kings (2015)
Harrington later came out of retirement and signed with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League on October 28, 2015 as an injury replacement for Josh Childress. He made his debut for the Kings two days later, scoring 12 points off the bench in an 87–78 win over the Townsville Crocodiles. With Childress set to return from injury, Harrington played his last game with Sydney on November 19, recording 18 points and 6 rebounds in a loss to the New Zealand Breakers. In six games for the Kings, he averaged 17.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Chat with Al Harrington
- "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 Archived February 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "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". NBA.com. November 21, 2008. Archived from the original on December 16, 2009.
- Al Harrington NBA & ABA Stats
- 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.
- "Fujian officially signs Al Harrington". Sportando.com. August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
- "Former New York Knicks’ Forward Al Harrington China Bound". SportsMedia101.com. August 10, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
- "Fujian signs DJ White, parts ways with Al Harrington". Sportando.com. November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
- Al Harrington retires after 16 seasons
- "KINGS SIGN NBA REPLACEMENT". SydneyKings.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- "KINGS OVERPOWER CROCS AT KINGDOME". SydneyKings.com. October 30, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
- "KINGS FALL TO BREAKERS IN HARRINGTON FAREWELL". SydneyKings.com. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
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