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Al Harrington - SF/PF, 6'9, 250
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
       Date of birth: 02/17/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 25th pick, 1998
     Out of: St. Patrick's High School
  NBA Experience: 16 years
  Hand: Right

1998 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 25th overall by Indiana.
22nd January, 1999 NBA Signed four year, $3,674,502 rookie scale contract with Indiana. Included team option for 2001/02.
18th October, 2000 NBA Indiana exercised 2001/02 team option.
1st November, 2001 NBA Signed a four year, $24,035,000 extension with Indiana.
15th July, 2004 NBA Traded by Indiana to Atlanta in exchange for a signed-and-traded Stephen Jackson.
22nd August, 2006 NBA Signed and traded by Atlanta with a four year, $35,303,750 contract, along with John Edwards, to Indiana in exchange for a 2007 first round pick (#11, Acie Law) and cash. Included player option for 2009/10.
17th January, 2007 NBA Traded by Indiana, along with Stephen Jackson, Josh Powell and Sarunas Jasikevicius, to Golden State in exchange for Mike Dunleavy Jr, Troy Murphy, Ike Diogu and Keith McLeod.
21st November, 2008 NBA Traded by Golden State to New York in exchange for Jamal Crawford.
30th June, 2008 NBA Exercised 2009/10 player option.
14th July, 2010 NBA Signed a five year, $33,437,000 contract with Denver.
10th August, 2012 NBA As a part of a four team deal, traded by Denver to Orlando, along with Arron Afflalo, a 2013 second round pick (#51, Romero Osby) and a 2014 first round pick (#12, Dario Saric), in exchange for Andre Iguodala from Philadelphia.
2nd August, 2013 NBA Waived by Orlando.
13th August, 2013 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
10th August, 2014 China Signed a one year contract with Fujian.
25th November, 2014 China Left Fujian.
When: Where:
June 1998 - July 2004 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2004 - August 2006 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
August 2006 - January 2007 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
January 2007 - November 2008 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
November 2008 - July 2010 New York Knicks (NBA)
July 2010 - August 2012 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
August 2012 - August 2013 Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2013 - June 2014 Washington Wizards (NBA)
August 2014 - November 2014 Fujian (China)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

Al Harrington, still not looking as dumb as he did when he had that mohawk

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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- Denver: Chris Andersen and Al Harrington - Neither is a bad player, and both give fairly consistent if highly flawed production. But on a team in the midst of a power re-build, they combine for seven years and $43,286,700 of salary, untenable for two backups.

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   The Value of Minimum Contracts In The NBA


So saturated can this market be, however, that anyone can benefit. And even non-competitive teams have done so this summer. The Wizards may have facilitated their playoff push with the overly maligned Al Harrington, who if he can have a clean run of health, surely won’t have lost his ability to score. The Mavericks might have done it twice – in addition to the redeemable Blair, they also returned Devin Harris, whose star may have long burned out but who nevertheless will be one of the better backup point guards in the league. And the Lakers might have done it more than twice – Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, and even Shawne Williams have higher talent levels than their price tags indicate.

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   On the Wizards' turnaround

Washington will still need to consolidate this position during the season. The injuries to Porter, Beal and now Al Harrington are exposing a real lack of depth, particularly offensively. Backup point guard Eric Maynor has continued to struggle badly since his injury two years ago, shooting only 32% from the field, whie his backup Garrett Temple is similarly inefficient offensively but without any jump shot range and with more turnovers than assists on the season thus far. At the forward spots, Jan Vesely has finally shown some signs of life yet still provides almost nothing offensively, whilst Singleton and Trevor Booker have been mostly opportunity scorers in the NBA thus far. And the two players who can score off the bench, Harrington and Kevin Seraphin, are liabilities defensively and on the glass.

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   How Roddy Buckets went from 40 points a night to NBA castoff

In the past four NBA seasons, there have been 208 occasions on which a player has scored 40 or more points - regular season and playoffs combined. Fifty-seven players have combined for those 208 outbursts, including such unlikely names such as Luis Scola, C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles.

Most of the players are stars, or were stars at the time. Many still are. But some of those players have fallen from this intermittent grace so badly that they now only earn the minimum salary.

Despite their proven potency, Nick Young, Al Harrington, Anthony Morrow, Aaron Brooks and Michael Beasley are now earning as little as a player can - in the case of Beasley, not one dollar of this minimum is even guaranteed. This was agreed to less than three calendar years from his 42-point game, quite the backwards progression.

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