“Stephon has it all over there so I knew if anyone could get it done it would be him – I’m just mad I didn’t think of it sooner,” Harrington said on Saturday. “We Facetime every week and he just thought it was a regular call about how my game went. “I knew the league offices are in Beijing where he is but he told me next time to call him a few days earlier so he didn’t have to use up a big favour.”
Al Harrington has signed with the Sydney Kings to replace the injured Josh Childress on a short-term basis, league sources told FOX Sports Australia. Harrington will join the team on Thursday morning, with the expectation that he’ll suit up sometime this week; should logistics be sorted in time.
Sydney Kings import Josh Childress is also a former teammate of Warrick, with the two Americans playing together with the Phoenix Suns from 2010 to 2012. “Josh helped me a lot, like I said, he was actually trying to get me out last year and he told me what to expect.” said Warrick. “He really helped me transition for a guy coming in from the same situation as him: an NBA guy coming over for the first time. So it’s good to have a guy who’s gone through what you’re about to go through.
Melbourne United is expected to on Tuesday announce former NBA big man Hakim Warrick as its new import for the coming NBL season. United has brought in the 33-year-old power forward to replace Ekene Ibekwe, who has been released on compassionate grounds.
Former NBA forward Hakim Warrick shapes as Melbourne United’s likely replacement for import forward Ekene Ibekwe. Warrick is a 206-centimetre power forward best known for his dunking, shot-blocking and rebounding with the 33 year old most recently playing with Torku Konyaspor in Turkey but he previously played 526 NBA games over eight seasons.