Well, if you think the plus-minus stats mean anything, we'd be better off without Harrington
Here are his plus-minus numbers for the last five games:
at Cleveland -13
at Boston -9
at Denver -13
at Utah -13
That, by the way, is the worst p-m of any of the Pacers who played in those games.
I tried for a couple of days to be more positive about Al, but the statistics tell a pretty negative tale. For the whole season, his p-m is -0.3. That doesn't sound too bad until you consider that the average p-m for the entire team is +5.1, meaning that, relative to the rest of the team, Al's p-m is 5.4 points per game less than the team as a whole.
Hmmmmm. I know this reasoning may seem suspect to some, but since plenty of coaches use plus-minus to analyze players, I thought it was worth a look.