Al Harrington started out last offseason as one of the free agents the Warriors tried hard to get. There were rumors flying all over the place about him joining the Warriors, but in the end, the Pacers swooped in and picked him up. At the time, it was a disappointing to miss out on a player who could have helped the Warriors with his scoring ability. Well what do you know. Halfway through the season, Mullin gets his man while unloading He Who Shall Not Be Named (I’ve been reading too much Harry Potter). As a throw in, we get Stephen Jackson and some loose changed, Sarunas "this team doesn’t pass the ball" Jasikevicius and Josh POWell. Excited about the trade? I was ecstatic. Al Harrington a Warrior.
Some folks in the GSOM community said he looked like a Ninja Turtle with the headband, the tongue hanging out, and the way his eyes and cheeks were shaped. Just like TMNT, he certainly was tough as he played center down the stretch run, holding his own against big bad Yao and other of the ugly big men in the league. He toughened up in the paint and allowed the Warriors to create mismatches on offense, something that Nellie lives for.
You won’t be seeing him in any dunk constets
Al still has lots of areas to improve, but with a full training camp from the newly signed Nellie, I think we can look forward to some very positive contributions from Big Al. Jump higher, run faster, and get stronger.
An interview of Al on FSN looking into his past (coming straight out of high school) and where he fit into the current Warriors team. Good stuff.
Who said Al Harrington was soft?
Lastly, an Al Harrington 2006-2007 highlight reel.
Overall Grade: B
What grade would you give Al for last season with the Warriors?
2006-2007 GSoM Report Cards
- Chris Mullin & Rod Higgins (B+)
- Don Nelson (A+)
- Jason Richardson (B)
- Mickael Pietrus (C)
- Sarunas Jasikevicius (D+)
- Zarko Cabarkapa (F+)
- Troy Murphy (D+)
- Mike Dunleavy Jr. (D-)
- Josh Powell (C)
- Adonal Foyle (D+)
- Ike Diogu and Keith "Who?" Mcleod (Double D+)
- Kelenna Azubuike (B-)
- Patrick O’Bryant (F)
- Monta Ellis (B+)