Al Harrington

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Al Harrington
Al Harrington Nuggets.jpg
Harrington with the Nuggets
Fujian Sturgeons
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born(1980-02-17) February 17, 1980 (age 34)
Orange, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career1998–present
Career history
19982004Indiana Pacers
20042006Atlanta Hawks
2006–2007Indiana Pacers
20072008Golden State Warriors
20082010New York Knicks
20102012Denver Nuggets
2012–2013Orlando Magic
2013–2014Washington Wizards
2014–presentFujian Sturgeons (China)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Al Harrington
Al Harrington Nuggets.jpg
Harrington with the Nuggets
Fujian Sturgeons
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born(1980-02-17) February 17, 1980 (age 34)
Orange, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career1998–present
Career history
19982004Indiana Pacers
20042006Atlanta Hawks
2006–2007Indiana Pacers
20072008Golden State Warriors
20082010New York Knicks
20102012Denver Nuggets
2012–2013Orlando Magic
2013–2014Washington Wizards
2014–presentFujian Sturgeons (China)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Albert "Al" Harrington (born February 17, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Harrington is a cousin of NBA player Dahntay Jones.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Orange, New Jersey, Harrington grew up in Roselle, New Jersey and played high school basketball at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was named USA Today's National Player of the Year as well as a 1998 McDonald's High School All-American after his senior season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Indiana Pacers (1998–2004)[edit]

At only 18 years of age, Harrington was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 25th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft, and spent six seasons with them, primarily coming off the bench. Harrington really began to come into his own in the 2001–02 season, in which he averaged 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, but his season came to an end in a game against the Boston Celtics when he suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the final 38 games of the season.

He made a comeback in the 2002–03 season, becoming the only Pacer to play in all 82 games that year. He averaged 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while starting in 37 games. The following season, he boosted his averages slightly to 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, and finished second in voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. He was an integral part of the Pacers' first run to the Eastern Conference Finals since 2000.

Atlanta Hawks (2004–2006)[edit]

On July 15, 2004, Harrington was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Stephen Jackson.[3] Harrington finally became a nightly starter, but the Hawks did not fare as successfully as the Pacers did after his departure.

Second run with Pacers[edit]

On August 22, 2006, Harrington was acquired by the Indiana Pacers from the Atlanta Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal that also sent the Hawks a 2007 first round draft pick.[4] In 2006–07, Harrington wore jersey #32 because his first choice #3 was worn by teammate Šarūnas Jasikevičius (saying it stands for "number three, and it's my second time around").[5]

Golden State Warriors[edit]

Harrington warming up before a Warriors/Lakers game on March 23, 2008.

On January 17, 2007, Harrington was dealt to the Golden State Warriors along with teammates Stephen Jackson, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, and Josh Powell for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod.[6]

New York Knicks[edit]

On November 21, 2008, Harrington was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Jamal Crawford.[7] In his two seasons with the Knicks, he played the best basketball of his career, but did not reach the play-offs in either season. In 140 games (66 starts), he averaged 19.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.7 minutes per game.[8]

Denver Nuggets[edit]

On July 15, 2010, Harrington signed a multi-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.[9] During the 2010–11 season, he averaged 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 22.8 minutes per game. The Nuggets finished 50-32, 5th best in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Northwest Division. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Nuggets in five games in the first round of the 2011 Playoffs.

Orlando Magic[edit]

On August 10, 2012, Harrington was traded to the Orlando Magic in a four-team trade which sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.[10] He only played 10 games for the Magic in 2012–13, averaging 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 11.7 minutes per game. The Magic finished with a 20-62 record, the worst record in the NBA. On August 2, 2013, Harrington was waived by the Magic.[11]

Washington Wizards[edit]

On August 14, 2013, Harrington signed with the Washington Wizards.[12]

Fujian Sturgeons[edit]

On August 11, 2014, Harrington signed with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association.[13][14]

Career transactions[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1998–99Indiana2107.6.321.000.6001.9.2.2.12.1
1999–00Indiana50017.1.458.235.7033.2.8.5.26.6
2000–01Indiana783824.3.444.143.6564.91.7.8.27.5
2001–02Indiana44129.8.475.333.7996.31.2.9.513.1
2002–03Indiana823730.1.434.283.7706.21.5.9.412.2
2003–04Indiana791530.9.463.273.7346.41.71.0.313.3
2004–05Atlanta666638.6.459.216.6727.03.21.3.217.5
2005–06Atlanta767636.6.452.346.6946.93.11.1.218.6
2006–07Indiana363633.6.458.458.7136.31.4.7.315.9
2006–07Golden State424232.3.456.417.6816.42.31.0.317.0
2007–08Golden State815927.0.434.375.7745.41.6.9.213.6
2008–09Golden State5533.2.329.393.5005.62.01.4.012.4
2008–09New York685135.0.446.362.8046.31.41.2.320.7
2009–10New York721530.5.435.342.7575.61.5.9.417.7
2010–11Denver73322.8.416.357.7354.51.4.5.110.5
2011–12Denver64127.5.446.333.6766.11.4.9.214.2
2012–13Orlando10011.9.351.267.7502.71.0.4.15.1
2013–14Washington34015.0.396.340.7712.4.8.4.06.6
Career98144528.6.444.352.7275.61.7.9.313.5

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2001Indiana3013.3.154.000.5001.31.0.0.01.7
2003Indiana6017.2.212.000.6673.7.81.0.53.0
2004Indiana16226.7.429.400.5456.4.81.4.69.5
2007Golden State11523.8.398.395.6334.6.5.5.610.2
2011Denver5014.0.455.500.7501.41.0.6.05.6
2012Denver7023.3.320.286.6674.3.9.4.19.7
2014Washington708.4.400.000.7142.3.0.6.02.4
Career55720.4.374.317.6054.2.7.8.47.3

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