There has been lots of speculation whether or not the Washington Wizards would express interest in Al Harrington, who was recently waived by the Orlando Magic, but it looks like the two parties might soon be united.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Al Harrington is leaning towards signing with the Wizards.
Hearing: Newly minted free agent Al Harrington is leaning toward signing with Wizards. More to come shortly
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 12, 2013
Washington has been desperately seeking a stretch four, and when healthy, Harrington seems like the perfect player to fill that specific void. Harrington has shot 35% from beyond the three point arc for his career, and with John Wall running the floor, his shooting percentages should theoretically increase from this past season.
Harrington has dealt with numerous injuries last year, but has reportedly recovered and has been willing to work out in front of teams. Though Harrington has wanted to sign with a contender, Washington’s goal to make the post season doesn’t seem too far fetched for this upcoming season. Harrington is also the client of Dan Fegan, who also represents John Wall, Martell Webster, and Nene.
If the two do strike a deal, it wouldn’t surprise me if the team organizes an individual workout for Harrington, much like they did with Martell Webster prior to the start of last season.
Harrington would fill Washington’s last roster spot, creating an even larger logjam at the forward spot. The Wizards would likely sign the 15-year veteran to the veterans minimum, which is worth roughly $1.3 million dollars.
We’ll keep you updated throughout the process.