Who will benefit the most from John Wall's extension?
Earlier this summer John Wall made it quite clear that he would like for the Wizards to add a power forward who can knock down shots from the perimeter.
Since negotiating his release from the Orlando Magic earlier this month Al Harrington is one of the top remaining free agents on the market and according to ESPN he is leaning towards signing with the Wizards.
The Wizards have bolstered their bench this offseason by signing Eric Maynor to be their back up point guard and by bringing back combo guard Garrett Temple. But the Wizards have coveted more scoring off their bench and that’s where Harrington comes in.
Harrington was limited to just 10 games with the Magic last season but via instagram he proclaimed himself to be “almost 110% back healthy” after contracting a staph infection following an April 2012 surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
In his last healthy season (2011-12), the 6’9” forward averaged 14.2 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Nuggets and finished fourth in the NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting.
Washington currently has 14 players with guaranteed contracts for this upcoming season and if Harrington is signed that would put them at the league limit of 15.