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Al Harrington played just 10 games for the Orlando Magic last season and believes the team did not prioritize winning.
“For me, last year was just a nightmare, from start to finish,” Harrington said. “The Orlando thing with, I think they brought me there never expecting me to play, but then I got healthy and it was kind of a surprise for them. It was tough, but I understood that was the business and they had to do it for whatever there reasons was.
"Winning wasn’t on they agenda and that wasn’t nothing I wanted to be a part of at my age.”
The Magic decided to waive Harrington after being unable to trade him or reach a buyout agreement, and now the veteran forward is close to a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards.
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Washington Wizards: Al Harrington Signing Grade
By Brandon Hartman: Vp and Senior Writer at HoopStuff
Harrington’s contract: One year, 1.4 million
The Wizards might not be able to completely check off the desire for a premier, stretch 4 from their needs list, but they have at least addressed the issue by making a bargain deal with Al Harrington. The veteran big man is a great plug...
What’s been reported for days finally became official Wednesday with the Washington Wizards announcing that they’ve signed forward Al Harrington.
Harrington’s signing addresses the Wizards need for a scoring punch off the bench.
“Al’s all-around game and reputation as a leader make him a solid fit with our team” said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. “He will give...
Pending a physical, 14-year NBA veteran, Al Harrington, will indeed join the Washington Wizards and is already going on record saying the team will “definitely” make the playoffs this season.
According to Michael Lee, The Washington Post:
“I’m excited and I feel like this team is definitely going to make the playoffs,” Harrington said in a telephone interview late Monday...
Days before he was released by the Orlando Magic, Al Harrington made it clear that he wanted to win, and play for a contender.
Either Harrington knows something we don’t, or his plan might not be going as expected.
Marc Stein is reporting that Harrington and the Washington Wizards are moving closely towards a deal.
Hearing: Newly minted free agent Al Harrington is leaning toward...
The Wizards appear to have their man in Al Harrington but he still must pass a physical and it likely won't be made official until Wednesday.
Harrington recently released by the Orlando Magic after a staph infection in his right knee only allowed him to play 10 games last season is in Washington and intends to sign here as a free agent several persons with knowledge of the situation...
Considering the 8th seed in the EAST had a losing record last year, he isn’t really going out on a limb, but newly acquired Al Harrington had this to say about the Wizards.
“I’m excited and I feel like this team is definitely going to make the playoffs,” Harrington said in a telephone interview late Monday night. “And I don’t care. I’ll go on record saying that. I feel...
Al Harrington one of the NBA's top available free agents since negotiating his release from the Orlando Magic earlier this month is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards according to sources close to the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Wizards who have one guaranteed roster spot open are looking to add some frontcourt scoring punch and have aggressively...
John Wall and the Washington Wizards have finally acquired their much coveted stretch 4. Veteran forward Al Harrington flew in to the District today to perform a physical and subsequently signed a year deal worth the league minimum, which is approximately $1.4 million. Washington Post’s Michael Lee reported that Harrington had contacted John Wall last […]The post Al Harrington...
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, 15-year NBA veteran, Al Harrington, who was recently waived by the Orlando Magic, is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards.
The 33-year-old forward played just ten games with the Magic last season due to a staph infection, averaging 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12 minutes.
According to The Washington Post, NBA forward Al Harrington has signed with the Washington Wizards. The terms of the deal were not released by the team. The expectation is that [...]
Former Orlando Magic center Al Harrington is the newest member of the Washington Wizards (Courtesy of NBA.com)
As one of the newest members of the Washington Wizards, Al Harrington (no not the Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man guy from Family Guy) told Wizards fans to expect the playoffs this season.
“I’m excited and I feel like this team is definitely going to make the playoffs...
Yesterday the news out of Washington centered on free-agent Al Harrington nearing a one-year deal with the Wizards. And now that the two sides have reportedly reached an agreement for the veterans minimum, the 6-foot-9 veteran is making all types of new news with the Wiz.
It did not take long, but Harrington is already throwing around the “P” word – playoffs.
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It wasn’t much of a secret last season that after losing Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic were going to be in full-blown rebuilding mode. Their days of being contenders for a Finals spot, or even a playoff position went with Howard to Los Angeles, and though the team made strides toward improvement, with impressive showings from promising young players...