Al Harrington hasn’t played yet this season, and due to that teams were unwilling to take a risk on a player whose not even on a favorable contract. John Denton of the Orlando Sentinel tweeted:
#Magic Al Harrington: “The trade window has passed me by, so I’m going to be with the Magic. I’m just hoping I can show I’ve stil got it.”
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) February 21, 2013
Harrington knows his value is at an all-time low, and he hadn’t been linked in any trade rumors leading up to the passing of his trade window. He’s attempting to come back from a staph infection in his right knee that had severely limited his mobility. Harrington was going to attempt to come back for last night’s contest (Feb. 20) against the Dallas Mavericks, but was unable to go.
Baby Al’s contract for next season is only half-guaranteed, so a team seeking to buy Harrington out and clear over $4 million in cap room easily could have negotiated a deal that would have sent the Magic a second round pick or something of the like, but Harrington isn’t even worth that to most GMs, and Hennigan received no offers that were reported by any major news outlets.