Newly minted Washington Wizards forward Al Harrington has wasted no time taking shots at his former team, the Orlando Magic.
Harrington, who played ten games for Orlando last season prior to a near season ending injury (he was available during the seasons final few weeks, though was benched for a youth movement) suggested that the Magic franchise wants no part of winning, which was behind his reason to leave.
Per the Washington Post:
“For me, last year was just a nightmare, from start to finish,” Harrington said. “The Orlando thing with, I think they brought me there never expecting me to play, but then I got healthy and it was kind of a surprise for them. It was tough, but I understood that was the business and they had to do it for whatever there reasons was. Winning wasn’t on they agenda and that wasn’t nothing I wanted to be a part of at my age.”
While Orlando certainly was one of the worst teams in the league last year, those things happen during a roster overhaul, so it’s difficult to suggest the Magic weren’t interested in ‘winning’. They were just more interested in expediting the growth of their youthful roster.
That apparently didn’t jive with Harrington’s own personal agenda.