Al Harrington PF WAS 9 Days
Al Harrington recorded eight points, four rebounds, and two assists in Wednesday's win over the Jazz.
The short-handed Wizards got the game they needed from Harrington Wednesday night and he even added his first dunk in over four months. "We had the AARP group in there," Coach Randy Wittman said of his lineup that included Harrington, Andre Miller, and Drew Gooden. While Harrington may qualify for the NBA's version of the Blue-plate special, his fantasy value is currently limited to the deepest of leagues.
Al Harrington PF WAS 15 Days
Al Harrington played 16 minutes off the bench on Thursday with eight points, one board, one assist and one steal.
The Wizards needed some help at power forward, but the frail Harrington is not going to be the answer to play more than 20 minutes. Back in November, he played three consecutive games of at least 19 minutes, then he went down on Nov. 12 due to some wear-and-tear issues. He's only an option in very deep leagues because the Wizards seem to have learned their lessons about Other Al's knee.
Al Harrington PF WAS 19 Days
Al Harrington scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in seven minutes after Nene's knee injury on Sunday, but admitted that his conditioning is a work in progress.
"I thought Al gave us a big lift in the second half," said coach Randy Wittman. "He was panting like a dog out there but we got to continue to get him rounded into shape." Kevin Seraphin and Marcin Gortat stand to gain the most if Nene is forced to miss any games, but Harrington is worth watching for deep league owners in need of 3-pointers.
Al Harrington PF WAS 20 Days
Al Harrington returned from a knee injury on Saturday, but played just one minute and failed to score.
Maybe he'll get hot at some point this season, but with Nene playing well and Trevor Booker solid off the bench, there's no reason to own Harrington in most leagues.
Al Harrington PF WAS 22 Days
Al Harrington (knee) said he's ready to play against the Pelicans on Saturday.
He's been out since Nov. 12 due to chronic knee issues and the Wizards are unlikely to get him near his 18.6 minutes per game this season any time soon. Harrington's knee kept him at just 10 games last season and he has no fantasy value right now.
Al Harrington PF WAS 25 Days
Al Harrington (knee) practiced on Monday and coach Randy Wittman expects him to return to action soon.
Harrington looked good during a scrimmage last week but admitted that his defensive mobility, never a strong suit, is a work in progress. Even at full health he'll play a handful of minutes as a stretch-forward off the bench, a role which isn't conducive to fantasy value.
Al Harrington PF WAS 1 Month
Al Harrington (knee surgery) returned to practice on Thursday and reportedly looked "spectacular" during a 4-on-4 scrimmage.
The Wizards haven't provided a return date but Harrington is aiming to return after the All-Star break. Given his injury history and limited role off the Wizards' bench (he averaged 7.9 points in seven appearances earlier this season), there's no reason to think he'll hold value in average fantasy leagues.
Al Harrington PF WAS 2 Months
Al Harrington (knee) said he's "definitely" going to play this year.
He will not set a timetable for his return from knee surgery back on Dec. 9. Harrington was expected to miss four weeks and has missed his initial prognosis, which is hardly a surprise considering how he has been unable to stay healthy. Fantasy owners can ignore him in all leagues.
Al Harrington PF WAS 3 Months
Al Harrington had surgery on his right knee on Monday and will miss four weeks.
It's been a slippery slope for Harrington this season with his knee injury. This is the second season in which he's been plagued by knee injuries and his career is getting shorter by the day. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire in all leagues since the Wizards won't be playing him big minutes once he's back in the lineup.