The team announced that the forward will undergo arthroscopic right shoulder surgery on Thursday and will be sidelined three to four months. The procedure will be performed by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen.
Harrington becomes a free agent this summer, and with Coach Mike D’Antoni not a huge fan of Big Al’s play, it seems likely that we’ve seen the last of him in a Knick uniform. On the other hand, Knicks’ General Manager Donnie Walsh has long been a fan of Harrington, who
was acquired in November 2008 in a trade that sent Jamal Crawford to Golden State. It was the second time that Knicks president of basketball operations Donnie Walsh traded for Harrington. As general manager of the Pacers, he acquired him from Atlanta in the summer of 2006.
That deal returned Harrington to Indiana, where Walsh drafted him as a high schooler with the 25th pick in 1998.