I think I am. But................
I'm sure that every Knicks fan here on KO.com has wondered how long it's going to last. Al Harrington is on fire early (post trade) and it's happy days for us all. But with all the current success, what are the Knicks to do once his agent drops in on Donnie (come Al's contract's conclusion) and says "Money! Donnie. A lot there of!!!"??
Al has said that NY is where he wants to remain. However, with this being his last chance to acquire some serious lettuce, I think we may as well say さよなら (sayonara) as other suitors will make pleasing offers above the widely estimated $8m mark. That is if he keeps putting up such good numbers.
I'm loving Al Harrington for his on court output and bench enthusiasm, but it's about a lot more than Al come 2010. I know there's 60 odd games left to make a more concise evaluation, but......... whatever.! With all the 2010 talk 18 months premature, I thought I'd throw it in the barrel.
This is what ESPN's Seth Landman had to say:
There are major pros and cons to Harrington right now, and I'll use this chance to mention that the most similar at-age player on his Hollinger stats page right now is Tim Thomas, which is never a good sign. But one thing is definitely true: His value will never be higher. He's coming off the hottest streak of his career, he's killing it from the 3-point line, and he's making his free throws for the first time. He's likely going to do two things extremely well the rest of the season in New York: hit 3s and score points.
If you have some breathing room in those categories, Harrington might be able to net you someone less streaky who helps you more across the board.
Trading him might be a good idea; as hot as he is right now, the one thing I learned in going back through his game logs for every season of his career is there is a cold spell coming. It is inevitable.
★ Much as with Z Bo, it's all about numbers and timing. If we wanna get something in return for Al we have to trade before he just walks as a free agent.
There's something to put in your peace pipe.