Bucks Diary

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Bucks new target: Atlanta's Harrington?

The Atlanta Journal Constitutional is reporting that the Bucks are among the teams interested in Atlanta Hawks' small forward Al Harrington. Harrington is an unrestricted free agent. Since they are over the NBA's projected salary cap, the Bucks are believed to be pursuing a sign-and-trade to acquire the talented young player with C Jamaal Magliore as the bait.

Harrington, 6'9'' and 245 lbs, joined the NBA directly from high school. He will be entering his ninth professional season this fall. Last year his Eff48 score was 22.41, above average amongst small forwards and a significant improvement over the Bucks incumbent SF Bobby Simmons (19.4).

According to his profile on hoopshype.com, he is an enthusiastic, highly athletic and versatile player. He has a great turnaround jumper and is deadly on the baseline. His only flaw is excessive unselfishness. He can ball.

If Larry Harris gets Harrington he will have completely reinvented the Bucks front line in two brilliant strokes. Gone will be the old slow footed C Jamaal Magliore and his motley crew. In will be the young, lengthy, and athletic Harrington and his would-be running mate PF Charlie Villanueva. The Bucks could be very exciting in 2006-07.

Stay tuned.


At July 1, 2006 at 7:50 PM, Blogger Matt said...

If you like players that hustle on defense, I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed with Harrington. He can score points, but he's a useless teammate otherwise.

If this goes through, perhaps we could trade posts and give each other's readers a preview of what their getting?

At July 4, 2006 at 12:54 AM, Blogger Sky Hook said...

That sounds cool. Although it appears Harrington would prefer to either stay with the Hawks or go back to the Pacers. But if it happens, definitely.


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