Denver Nuggets Finally Land a Big Man in Al Harrington

July 14th, 2010 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

Less than an hour ago by’s Chris Tomasson, “A source confirmed Tuesday night…the Nuggets will sign free-agent forward Al Harrington to a five-year, $33.4 million contract. There are no option years in the deal in which the Nuggets will use their full mid-level exception.”

The 6’9” Harrington can play either the three or four positions, has a good shooter’s touch, and possesses a decent post game, while also running the floor well.

And while he can ball, Harrington’s downsides are numerous.

He’s undersized to play against many of the power forwards in the West and he doesn’t play much defense anyway.

While he fills in for the injured Kenyon Martin to begin the season, the Nuggets will be easy to score on, but they may get more easy buckets as well.

Harrington enjoys running the break, and so does Ty Lawson and George Karl when his team listens. Harrington came off the bench for New York last year, still managing to score 1 ...

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