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Al Harrington Believes He Is Part of 2010 Plan And Is Looking To Make Playoffs This Season

One cannot fault Al Harrington for having a positive attitude.  Recently Dime Magazine caught up with him and asked him questions about the future, the 2009-2010 season and beyond. (I also note that several of the players have already be playing at the training facility, countering any fears that the failure to sign Nate and Lee has slowed down the team’s ability to work together over the summer and close to training camp.  As we all know, it is as important for the players to start working together as soon as possible before training camp in order to develop chemistry and some unity.)

Dime: This year is a contract year for you. How important is it for you to perform?
AH: It’s big for me but not only for a contract. Not only am I a player for the Knicks, I’m a Knicks fan. From day one, since I was little I was a fan because my mother was. So I just want us to do well man. I want us to find a way to make it back to the playoffs and that’s all I’m focusing on.

Dime: A lot of people look at guys like you and Larry Hughes as space fillers until 2010. Does that bother you?
AH: No I don’t look at it like that. My whole thing is that if our team wants to sign two max players, you still need a team you know what I’m saying? I know I’ll be a great fit no matter who they bring in because I’m a great basketball player. I can play the game in every aspect. Whatever coach needs me to do, I feel like I can do. So I’m going to be there, I’m not worried about it.

Dime: Do you think Nate Robinson and David Lee will be back?
AH: We need both of them back you know what I’m saying? Obviously they can’t get the years they want to get. But I feel if they come back and we have a great year, I think they’ll be taken care of. So we’ll see what happens.

Dime: What is your take on the two rookies Jordan Hill and Toney Douglas?
AH: I really don’t know that much about them. I played with the first time the other day at pickup at the practice facility. Douglas is very good young player with a lot of energy defensively and he can score the ball. Jordan Hill is a great athlete. He’s going to help block shots and clog up the middle for us. It’s going to take time with them, but I think they’re going to be good.

Dime: Are the Knicks going to make the playoffs?
AH: As of right now, I would say yes. I mean anything can happen. The way we play and the way that we score the basketball and looking at the guys we have now. If we can get some stops we could be a playoff team. I think we have to work on our defense and keep following coach’s philosophy on offense, I think we can be in the playoffs.

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September 2, 2009 - Posted by | Al Harrington | , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. One cannot fault Al Harrington for having a positive attitude.
    Fanatics: No. You cannot fault someone dumb as Hell.

    “Dime: What is your take on the two rookies Jordan Hill and Toney Douglas?
    AH: I really don’t know that much about them.
    Fanatics: Neither do we.

    Dime: Are the Knicks going to make the playoffs?
    AH: As of right now, I would say yes. I mean anything can happen.
    Fanatics: Pure AH. I guess there could be 28 teams
    who’s Planes Crash on the way to a game
    so there is a Mathamatical chance the Knicks
    make the playoffs against the non-plane crash
    teams.

    Comment by Peaceman | September 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. The 10 worst NBA teams of the last decade:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/The-10-worst-NBA-teams-of-the-last-decade;_ylt=Ar..UOiHGtOUImz6inrfyhm8vLYF?urn=nba,186739

    Comment by Peaceman | September 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. Minus upgrade, Knicks In Line For Another Long Year

    Comment by igmknicks | September 3, 2009 | Reply

  4. Part of the NYK strategy for making the playoffs in the out years is less (Technic)Al. If you follow the PUP logic and Statesman’s breakdown (Fanatic)Al analysis, how many 2s and 3s will you suit up with Le Bon Jesus Savior (an OTP), Gallo the prodigal son, and Thrill Will (the victim and Ol’ Knick 3)?

    Sorry (Technic)Al, you’ve got tonite–who needs tomorrow, because the plans don’t include you. Still, its good to know that after getting your bennies, we can all hang out here in Lives’ Penthouse as a Knicks Fanatic. I’ll ask Admin to set up your suite and Peaceman will hook you up with an Avatar. Say ‘Sup to Steph and good luck with that.

    Steady as NIT hangs on rims.

    OKFL

    Comment by Steady | September 3, 2009 | Reply

  5. well it was reported by gerry woeful from thje racine jnl that ramon sessions is gonns sign with the T-WOLVES WHAT THE FUCK ISW THIS? YOU SAY DONNIE GENIUS SHOULD GET HIS OLD DECREPED HEAD OUTTA HIS ANCIENT ASS ,WE STILL ONLY HAVE 3 GUARDS ON THE TEAM AND WALSH IS NAPPING GREAT!

    Comment by auggie | September 4, 2009 | Reply


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