The reports are true. I like a lot of people here actually like the guy and think that maybe he is one of those players that you need to spend more time with and nurture their confidence and then they deliver results.
As far as I am concerned, ANY player that requests to be traded, first and foremost, has little in the way of class. It's like a spoiled child stamping their feet when they dont get their own way. Unfortunately for Al, if you are a Kobesque superstar, you can do that and get away with it. Al, we love ya, but you just aint that good!!
IF and again a lot of this is rumour, IF he has said what has been reported, personally I would sit his ass down in a suit and say fair enough, if your heart is not in it, "Go sit over there" and we'll get to you when the opportunity is right for us, not you.
I would far rather have a young player like AR, who yes will turn over the ball more, but will bring A LOT more firepower than have an unmotivated player like Harrington on the team.
Again, this is all IF the comments and reports are true!