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.