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Harrington is expected to work out for other teams in early June with the permission of Orlando, who will either try to trade Harrington around the draft or likely buyout his non-guaranteed contract in July. HoopsWorld

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Al now refuses to call it quits even though the Magic have told him he probably won't play the rest of the season, another older player caught up in a youth movement. He's in the same boat with Hedo Turkoglu. Harrington has been around too long not to realize how a rebuild works. He's a pro's pro, but that doesn't mean he likes sitting. "I understand what they're doing here. I do. But I think I have something left in this old tank," he said. His knee, apparently, is no longer an issue, although injuries throughout his career have taken a toll. Orlando Sentinel

Harrington hopes to hook on with another team, preferably a playoff-caliber club. If he can't, even as much as he loves the game, then he will face facts. "I'm through playing with bad teams," he said. "If I can't [sign with a playoff team,] then that's probably it. What would be the point?" Orlando Sentinel

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After an arduous rehabilitation process, Harrington played his first game this season on Feb. 26. He's played in 10 games for the Magic, averaging 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game. He probably doesn’t fit into the rebuilding franchise’s long-term plans. Next season, he’s due to earn about $7.1 million, but only $3.55 million of that is guaranteed. In 2013-14, he’s due to earn $7.6 million, but only $3.8 million of that is guaranteed. If the Magic were to waive him outright this summer, the team would be required to pay him the guaranteed portions of both seasons. Orlando Sentinel

Al Harrington’s right knee is fine, but it’s possible that the veteran forward won’t play again this season for the Orlando Magic. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn intends to play his young big men — 20-year-old Tobias Harris, 22-year-old Kyle O’Quinn, 22-year-old Nik Vucevic and 23-year-old Andrew Nicholson — as much as possible in the Magic's final 13 games. And that won't leave much, if any, time for Harrington, a 33-year-old veteran. Harrington hasn’t played in Orlando’s last three games, including Wednesday night’s 106-94 loss to the New York Knicks. “It’s really nothing to do with his knees,” Vaughn said. Orlando Sentinel

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