Rumor: Rockets may bring in Al Harrington to bolster front court depth


I’ll say this for Al Harrington’s stint with the Wizards last season, it wasn’t as bad as I expected. He averaged 15 minutes a night in 34 games, scored 6.6 points a game, had a true shooting percentage of .506 and a PER of 9.7. All pretty much below replacement level, but it could have been worse.

The Houston Rockets are desperate up front. Terrence Jones has been out three weeks with a nerve issue in his leg, Dwight Howard has a knee strain and got PRP treatment on it, they are thin up front.

You see where this is going, right? Harrington has left China where he started the season and is looking for an NBA gig. The Rockets may be that team, reports Yannis Koutroupis of Basketball Insiders.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue an NBA return.

Just something to watch.

But it is a sign of how thin the front line pickings are for teams wanting depth, and how desperate the Rockets are getting.