January 25, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets power forward Al Harrington (7) lines up along the key against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. The Denver Nuggets defeated the Sacramento Kings 122-93. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Official: Wizards sign Al Harrington


The Washington Wizards have officially signed Al Harrington, who was recently waived by the Orlando Magic, to a one-year deal worth roughly $1.4 million dollars.

Al’s all-around game and reputation as a leader make him a solid fit with our team, said Grunfeld. He will give us additional depth and experience in the frontcourt, the ability to stretch defenses and another proven veteran in the locker room.

-via the official press release

Harrington has bounced around the league quite a bit during his 15-year career, but has built a solid reputation as a scoring forward. Washington was desperately seeking someone who could stretch the floor for John Wall, and they may have found it in Al Harrington. Although he’s dealt with a series of injuries during this past season, Harrington has lost nearly 30 pounds and seems ready to contribute in the nation’s capital this upcoming season.

Washington now has the maximum amount of players allowed on the roster, and if they continue to build their team in the same manner as they have these past couple seasons, I’d expect them to try and make room for at least one more acquisition. The Wizards have usually left one roster spot open during the course of the season, and if a deal does occur, I’d expect either Chris Singleton or Trevor Booker to be involved.

With all that said, I’m glad the Wizards added some much needed depth to their injury prone roster.

Welcome to Washington, Al Harrington.

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