Thursday , Dec , 11 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Could Knicks Keep Al Harrington Past 2010

So the uniform fits him, and the coach is a dream. Now the task is to hang on and remain on the team after the summer of 2010 when his contract expires and the Knicks look to sign LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh or whomever they can.

Two years is an extremely long time in the NBA, where players and coaches can fall in and out of love with one another in a matter of weeks. But as of now, Harrington says he wants to spend the next two years convincing the Knicks that he should be a part of the team when it could turn the corner in 2010 and beyond.

So far he’s convincing a lot of people, and with each passing game, D’Antoni is making Harrington even more of a focal point. Last night he ran more pick-and-roll sets for him, and Harrington responded with his biggest night as a Knick, still so thankful that Walsh rescued him from purgatory in California.