Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced Wednesday that the team has signed veteran forward Al Harrington. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
“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.”
Harrington has appeared in 947 career regular season games in 15 seasons with the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic. On Aug. 2, 2013, Harrington was waived by the Magic, who originally acquired the 33-year-old from Denver on Aug. 10, 2012, as part of a four-team, 12-player deal. Harrington played in 10 games with the Magic last season, averaging 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and one assist in 11.9 minutes per contest after missing the first 54 games of the season with a right knee meniscus repair and ensuing staph infection.
Over his career, Harrington has averaged 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 29 minutes per contest. He has shot .445 from the field and .352 from three-point range, recording 103 career double-doubles.
Originally selected by the Pacers as the 25th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft out of St. Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth, N.J., Harrington’s most productive season came during the 2008-09 campaign, during which he averaged a career-best 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 73 games with Golden State and New York.