The Harrington to the Pacers deal is soff again according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the same paper there is an article that proposes 3 possible deals that would be good for Atlanta. Of course, Boston is one of them, along with the Lakers and the Nuggets. I still don't think that he fits our team needs right now. And I definitely don't want to give up Perk or Al. But, you know the old saying.... Where there's smoke, there may be fire.
3. Do a sign-and-trade with the Celtics for Vin Baker, Brian Grant and either Al Jefferson or Kendrick Perkins.
Whichever of the young guys the Celtics would be willing to include is the player that makes this deal for the Hawks. Both Jefferson ($1.6 million) and Perkins ($1.6 million) are the ideal young big men to add to the Hawks' frontcourt rotation, as both can play center. The contracts of Baker ($5.3 million) and Grant ($1.8 million) look like burdens until you realize that both of their deals are up at the end of the season. More] source:Atlanta Journal-Constitution
I certainly would like Al Harrington a part of the team. I think ultimately, Indiana is still his likely destination because he wants to be there and they want him. They just need to find an agreement in the players to be swapped.
But what would it mean to have Harrington here? Well, we'd finally have our Big SF--a 6'9" guy who is long and athletic, skilled, and dangerous from the perimeter as well as in the post. He's got excellent slashing ability and he's also a pretty good ball handler.
If Rivers decides to go small, like he mentioned in a summer league game telecast, Harrington can play PF and give us tremendous speed and athleticism from that position. Consider that he is the same height as Al Jefferson (his other "Al" counterpart), but he's equiped with a wing player's game.
Lastly, Al Harrington fits in well with the running game. Because he's quick, athletic and can slash to the basket (and finish once there), he'll give Telfair another option to pick from on fast breaks.
Count me in as a guy who would vote for Al Harrington to come to Boston. Of course, it has to be at the right price.