Experience with Magic has Al Harrington wary of NBA's "business side," according to report

Al Harrington - USA TODAY Sports

"It's not what you can do anymore," the veteran big man told USA Today. "It's what you can do at that price."

While training at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas, Orlando Magic big man Al Harrington spoke to Sam Amick of USA Today regarding his NBA future. Harrington expressed disappointment in his tenure with Orlando, which acquired him on August 10th, 2012, as part of the Dwight Howard trade.

"Being in that situation in Orlando, you get a real good look at politics and stuff like that, the part of the game that's not attractive — just the business side of it," said Harrington. Later, he added, "It's not what you can do anymore. It's what you can do at that price. And everybody wants a deal, you know what I mean?"

Harrington spent most of the 2012/13 season recovering from a staph infection in his right knee. He finally returned in February, after the NBA trading deadline, but only appeared in 10 games for Orlando before the Magic elected to shut him down for the balance of the year. "He’s proven that he can still play this game at a high level," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said at the time, "and I’m going to give the opportunity to play to some of our young guys and give them some experience."

Harrington is owed $14.7 million over the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons, but only half of his salary in each season is guaranteed. As a result, Amick says, "the Magic are exploring trade options for him while also considering waiving him," as they'd like to "lessen the blow of his contract."

Amick's full story on Harrington has more details on what the New Jersey native hopes to do after moving on from the Magic, as well as how he's spending his offseason.

We invite you to follow Orlando Pinstriped Post on Twitter and like Orlando Pinstriped Post on Facebook.

More from Orlando Pinstriped Post:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker