Feb 26, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic forward Al Harrington (3) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 98-84. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic waive Al Harrington

It’s been rumored for weeks that the Orlando Magic would waive power forward Al Harrington and today the hammer dropped as the former high school star was given the pink slip earlier this afternoon.

A fifteen year veteran, Harrington spent last season in Orlando though only played in 10 games due to injury.

Harrington played parts of seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers, who originally drafted him 25th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft.

His best statistical season came during the 2008-2009 year where he posted a career high in points, averaging nearly 21 a game along with 6 rebounds and a steal for the New York Knicks.

The strong played continued the following season, again with the New York Knicks before he signed with the Denver Nuggets in 2010. From there, Harrington’s play began to slide, much of it due to injury, resulting in a career low in minutes with the Magic this season.

Scheduled to make over $7 million dollars in both 2013-14 and 2014-15, Harrington’s contract was only partially guaranteed meaning the Magic will only have to pay 50% of his salary for the next two years.

The 1998 Naismith Prep Player of the Year, still just 33 years old, is hoping to land a bench role with a Championship contender.

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