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Al Harrington: Gives Denver Nuggets' Forward Props For Early-Season Play

The quailty play of Denver Nuggets forward Al Harrington has been noticed by fans, and on Friday the bench contributor was given some solid props in an article by's Zach Lowe, who writes for the blog The Point Forward.

"(Harrington) has emerged as an improbable Sixth Man of the Year candidate," writes Lowe, who listed the Nuggets forward in a list of NBA players that are outperforming their expectations, "though the award remains James Harden’s to lose. Unlike some of the other guys on this list, Harrington isn’t hitting an unsustainable number of long two-point jumpers. Of his 24 spot-up chances this season, all but a couple have been either threes or drives to the rim, according to Synergy Sports. He’s crashing the boards a bit harder, something he’ll have to do as a power forward (or even a center!) in George Karl’s small lineups."

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You can catch Harrington in action tonight, as the Nuggets visit the New Orleans Hornets (6 p.m. MT on Altitude).

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