Washington Wizards Reportedly Close to Deal With Al Harrington

After getting cut loose by the Orlando Magic, Al Harrington is said to be nearing a deal with the Washington Wizards. Per ESPN: “Sources said that the Wizards, who have one guaranteed roster spot open, are looking to add some frontcourt scoring punch and have aggressively pursued Harrington since he cleared waivers Aug. 4. Via Twitter, Harrington recently proclaimed himself to be ‘almost 110% back healthy’ after a harrowing run of ill health stemming from a staph infection he contracted after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in April 2012. Dealt from Denver to Orlando in August 2012 as part of the four-team Dwight Howard blockbuster deal, Harrington was limited to just 10 games with the Magic last season after ranking as one of the league’s top sixth men with the Nuggets in 2011-12. […] In 2011-12, Harrington averaged 14.2 points and 27.5 minutes per game for the Nuggets to finish fourth in NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award voting. The Wizards, meanwhile, covet scoring off the bench and another forward with range who can stretch the floor, which led them to Harrington. If Washington completes the signing as expected, Harrington would be its 15th guaranteed contract, putting the Wizards at the league maximum.”