Apr 7, 2010, 6:29 PM EDT
Was there ever really an Al Harrington era in New York? If so, it is over.
He is done for the season and will undergo shoulder surgery on Thursday, something Alan Hahn of Newsday had first.
Harrington has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and was told surgery likely but couldn’t damage it more. According to team, Harrington will undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow with a recovery time of 3-4 months. Explains why he didn’t wait.
Harrington is a free agent this summer, and there is just almost no chance he will come back to the Knicks. The 12-year veteran primarily came off the bench for New York this season, giving them 17.7 points in 30 minutes per game. His shooting percentages were decent and he provided a nice spark. It all would have been fine if he were not making $10 million this season.
Next season he will have to move, take a pay cut and prove he is healthy, but someone will offer Harrington a one year (or one year with a team option for two) contract. The man can still score. The league is still about scoring.
- Report: Anthony Bennett pulled from pro-am by agent, possibly due to his inclusion in Kevin Love trade talks 32
- Report: Sixers fighting against immediate changes to NBA Draft Lottery system 44
- Team USA going small ball, but how many bigs do they keep on the bench? 4
- Report: LeBron James more popular than he ever was with the Heat 14
- Durant says 2014 USA team better than 2010 version that won gold 6
- Kevin Durant knows you’re talking about his free agency but isn’t giving many clues. He liked what LeBron did. 16
- Byron Scott makes ridiculous optimism sound reasonable 44
- Derrick Rose told Carmelo Anthony that if he came to Chicago “the game would be easy” 42