According to ESPN, Al Harrington has been “aggressively pursued” by the Washington Wizards ever since the Orlando Magic released the 33-year-old forward. Washington still has a roster spot open, and views Harrington as the scoring power forward they are in need of.
Harrington has worked out hard this summer, according to reports. He proved it in a workout with the Washington Wizards on Saturday. He averaged 14.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the 2011/12 season, but his minutes and statistics dropped drastically last season with Orlando, due to injuries. Out of 82 games, Harrington only participated in 10.
If healthy, Harrington can be a solid addition to the Wizards, who are looking to make a run at the playoffs. Harrington may join Washington’s frontcourt of Nene, Emeka Okafor, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin and Chris Singleton.
Earlier this off-season, the Washington Wizards were interested in forward DeJuan Blair, who decided to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. However, they managed to sign guard Eric Maynor, re-signed forward Martell Webster, and agree to a maximum contract extension with John Wall. Additionally, the Wizards added more talented youth by drafting Otto Porter and Glen Rice.