Mar 29, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Al Harrington (7) celebrates after making a three point shot during the fourth quarter of the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center. Washington Wizards defeated Atlanta Hawks 101-97. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Washington Wizards’ Al Harrington rips Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan


Washington Wizards’ forward Al Harrington has struggled to play through knee injuries over the last few seasons.

The Orlando Magic recognized that and decided to buy Harrington out of his contract in the offseason.

With the Magic rebuilding and Harrington at 33 years old at the time (he’s now 34), it made sense for both sides to part ways, but Harrington didn’t appreciate the way it was done.

“Orlando was more about rebuilding, but they could’ve been more professional about my situation,” Harrington wrote via Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report. “In fact, the general manager, Rob Hennigan, told my agent that I was done, saying I ‘cannot play.’ Those were his exact words. And I was like, ‘He has some nerve.’ He’s a 32-year-old young executive, and I’ve been in the league longer than him, I probably know more than him and he’s going to tell my agent I’m done, and not think my agent is going to tell me that. So, to me, it was like he told me that pretty much to my face.”

Harrington is averaging 6.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14.9 minutes per game, but has only appeared in 30 games.

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  • KSteve

    I have no idea why Rob Hennigan has a GM job… He has done nothing but made horrible moves, and had no qualifications to begin with…

    • yourdribbleizcookiez

      Yea, the way he has been the only GM in recent history to win a trade in the unloading of a superstar, gathering young talent via trade and throught the draft, and avoiding injured headcases (i.e. Bynum), all while cutting overpaid contracts from the prior regime (i.e. Harrington, Glen Davis, Hedo Turkoglu) to clear up future cap space, yea he’s done a terrible job.

      • Mikeyho

        I think Denver won their trade with Melo…although they haven’t done terrifically in trades post-Melo.

    • Cal

      Would you mind listing all these, “horrible moves” ?

    • captainblack22

      your an idiot.

  • Mikeyho

    Al Harrington, you’re old and you wouldn’t help Orlando win now or in the future. You were done in Orlando. Don’t take it personally. Hennigan could have lied but he told the truth.