(For a more in depth look at Al Harrington and his possible fit with the Wizards, click here)
Orlando Magic: Al Harrington, 6’9″, PF
Basic Stats: 5.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.0 APG, .4 SPG
Washington is still in search of a stretch four, and with the ability to just offer the veterans minimum, there aren’t many options left to look at. Al Harrington is probably one of the best stretch four’s available, but his inability to stay healthy for the past few seasons has caused some concern throughout the league.
After playing in just 10 games this past season, Harrington is seemingly healthy and ready to contribute in a minor role. Harrington has shot over 35% from beyond the three point arc during the course of his 15-year NBA career, and seems like a perfect fit in the nation’s capital. In fact, Harrington is a client of Dan Fegan, who is also the agent of several Wizards players including John Wall, Martell Webster, and Nene.
If healthy, Harrington could provide the veteran leadership the Wizards’ young forwards desperately need. Though money isn’t an issue at this point in his career, Harrington may want to close out his career by being a part of a championship contender.
I’ll be interested to see if the Wizards express any sort of interest in Harrington, especially since he seems like a perfect candidate to work out with the team, much like Martell Webster did prior to the start of last season.